• Iqaa Lee

Top Places to Visit in BUSAN, South Korea

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Busan (부산) is a well known place in Korea for their beach and scenery, and it is a top tourist spot! Not only that, it’s also one of the attractions for seafood lovers. If you plan to visit a nice city after the pandemic is over, definitely visit Busan. Not only are there romantic places for couples to hang around, but there are also many beautiful spots for families and friends to travel too.

Are you guys ready to take a Train to Busan? Let’s jump into the list of top places to visit while you're there!

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1. Haeundae Beach (해운대해수욕장)

One of the most famous beaches in Busan is definitely Haeundae Beach, which is also known as the longest beach. The nice view and tall buildings around really gives city beach vibes! They also host several festivals annually, including the Busan International Film Festival and Sand Festival Exhibition, where they build various shapes and types of sand sculpture.

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2. Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을)

If you’re a K-Drama fan, you probably would have watched “Fight For My Way (쌈 마이웨이)”, starring Park Seo-joon and Kim Ji-won. Most of the shooting locations were actually located in Gamcheon Village. With its beautiful scenery surrounded by colorful villages, it's exciting the moment you step in there!

There are a lot of mural walls you can discover while walking around, including one of famous K-pop boy group, BTS! Moreover, you can also find a lot of aesthetic and souvenir shops around to explore.

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3. Ahopsan Forest (아홉산숲)

Ahopsan Forest is one of the lesser-known tourist spot in Busan, but after the release of K-Drama "The King: Eternal Monarc (더킹:영원의 군주)", this place has become one of the must-visit places in Busan. With its lush forest and tranquil sounds of nature, it is a nice place to walk around and unwind.

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4. Huinnyeoul Culture Village (희여울문화마을)

Besides Gamcheon Village, Busan also has this beautiful Huinnyeoul Culture Village, where you can experience both the beach and village views. There are a lot of cute cafes, street food and shops, filled with many photo spots for your Instagram feed. And the unique part is that Huinnyeoul Culture Village really gives you the "Santorini” kind of vibes.

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5. Gwangalli Beach (광안리해수욕장)

Gwangalli is a famous place among the young people and there are a lot of activities during the summer season like water sports such as water ski, jet ski or wind surf! The best thing about this beach is that you can enjoy a very beautiful bridge view from the beach side itself. It is especially stunning during the night.

Oh, and don’t forget to enjoy fresh seafood while you're there! Besides, Gwangalli Beach is also known as one of the "Cafe Towns" for its unique interior and exterior styles.

Make sure Busan is one of the must-visit destinations in your bucket list! Comment down below on other cities you'd like us to explore and cover in Korea.