Busan Vacations

Busan is South Korea's second largest city after Seoul. It has Korea's largest beach and Korea's longest river. It is the largest port city in South Korea and most importantly it has the world's largest department store, the Shinsegae Centum City.

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The skywalk out to sea. He street food. The people. Absolutely loved this place

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San Francisco, California, USA

Beautiful seaside town with beachfront hotels, fun shopping streets and the huge Lotte department store. It's got a bit of the city and a bit of the sand, making it a nice destination for those with many likes. You probably know it from the many movies filmed here, including, most recently, Black Panther.

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South Korea,

I just love this city. I don’t trafficking so I choose Busan. Local people are very friendly. Foods are not too expensive and tasty. Freshly air and wonderful attractions are great. I can’t explain all of this feeling.
You will have known that if you are coming here.

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Busan is a fresh and very modern city on the southern tip of South Korea. It is my favorite spot in all of Korea, it offers great food, nightlife, outdoors, and warm sandy beaches.

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Pittsford (town), New York

With a deep water port right next to the modern Maritime Museum this was a nice introduction to mainland South Korea. We spent several hours in the city just walking and viewing. The city had quite a few outdoor equipment & clothing stores.The locals gave us a great musically send off.

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Sydney, Australia

Korea's gritty and energetic 2nd city, the port town of Busan is a little rough around the edges, but with amazing seafood (like hoe -- Korean sashimi, pronounced 'hwe'), a fascinating fish market (Jalgachi) and some excellent temples (Beomeo-sa in the mountains and Yonggung-sa on seaside cliffs), it's a place that can easily occupy a couple days. Head to Haeundae Beach during the day to chill out on the sand with the masses, then visit Gwangalli Beach at night for the bars and nightlife.

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Menlo Park, California, USA


It's said there's no better way to awaken your senses than an icy dip. For some, the wacky tradition of submerging onself in freezing cold water is part of a normal wintertime practice (we're looking at you U.K., Finland, Belgium, Russia and China!). But the trend is spreading. Polar Bear clubs have become all the rage in countries worldwide as adventure seekers and alternative health afficianados take to the sea. In Busan, Korea, a Polar Bear swim competition in the cold water of the Korea Straight each January has become part of a chilly new tradition for welcoming in good health in the New Year.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Busan, the second biggest cities in the country is a great culinary destination. Their pork and rice stew 돼지국밥 is the best I've ever had. Of course, you can have some of the best seafood in the seafood market as well.

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Paris, France

the sea, temples, mountains, some shopping and see sighting. I spend a week there which gave me plenty of time to really appreciate the Korean lifestyle and try local foods and drinks! It's a big city so plenty of stuff to try out but not as big as Seoul so it's a good start to discover South Korea!

Petaluma, California

Busan station. Didn't spend enough time in this city...I'm sure there's more to do and see then shop :)