As the nation's second largest city, Busan is also one of the most important marine cities in South Korea. With approximately 3.5 million residents, it is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula.
Busan is an easily accessible city which has international connections to China, Japan, and many other East Asian countries via direct and transfer routes. It has hourly flights directly to and from Seoul as well. On average, Gimhae Airport in Busan has 489 departing and arriving flights per day, and many new direct and indirect routes have recently opened. Seoul is a hub for international flights from across the world, and that many domestic flights operate daily between Seoul and Busan.
While getting to Busan from Seoul may seem like an inconvenience at first, travelers have the option to use the KTX and new SRT high-speed trains: marvels of modern transportation. The KTX makes the trip from Busan to Seoul in 2 hours and 18 minutes, while the SRT uses a slightly more direct route and gets there in just 2 hours and 9 minutes. On the other hand, the Busan Transportation Corporation operates 4 lines (114 stations, 115.2km) and serves as the legs of over 920,000 citizens on an average day. From Busan Station to BEXCO takes about an hour by subway.
More than 9,000 rooms are within 10 minutes of the Convention Center. Some of the city’s best accommodations are in Haeundae Beach and Centum City areas. Over 5,000 rooms are offered at hotels ranging from well-priced economical hotels to five star-luxury establishments with oceanside views.
Among others, Busan is a port city where you can enjoy original cuisine, such as fresh seafood. In the vicinity of Centum City - where BEXCO is located- and Haeundae, you can find many choices of restaurants from Korean food to international cuisine.
Busan was the capital city during the Korean War, where most heritage of the modern history of Korea remain. Busan Modern History Museum and UN Peace Memorial Hall are a couple of must-see attractions.
Nature Beautiful Nature: Busan has the ocean, mountains, rivers, and hot springs so you can find the beauty and wonder of nature. While walking along Galmaetgil in Busan, for example, you can encounter beauty in each corner.
- Seaside Advantage
The special features of Busan, as a maritime city, are the beaches, ports, and coastal cliffs. Well known places are Haeundae Beach which is registered in the Guiness Book, HaedongYonggungsa temple situated on the cliff and Igidae Skywalk. Busan is famous for maritime leisure, but you can also experience baseball games, temple stays, and traditional Korean culture.