The second largest city is most renowned for its beaches and dynamic cultural centre, which hosts several cultural events and innovative performances


Why Busan is the best city to live and study Korean in South Korea, the Republic of Korea

  • Busan, South Korea's second biggest city, is known for its gorgeous beaches and active dining scene, which features fresh, tasty seafood.
  • Busan is far more laid back than the capital and emits a holiday-resort-city air, providing an entirely different experience than Seoul.
  • Busan is surrounded by unique natural settings, with a gorgeous coastline, ocean vistas to the south, and picturesque mountains and cliffs to the north.
  • You may relax on one of Asia's best beaches, explore the wilds of Korea's national parks, discover inner peace meditating in a temple, or savour fresh seafood at Korea's biggest fish market, all only minutes from the busy downtown area.
  • When it comes to Busan's flourishing nightlife, there is also no lack. Dance the night away at some of Gwangalli Beach's most fantastic nightclubs, or relax to some jazz at Haeundae Beach.
  • Busan, with its laid-back feel, is a good study destination with a low cost of living and a pleasant temperate environment all year.
  • Busan is the place to go if you want to experience a serene resort lifestyle while visiting one of Korea's most vibrant cities.

Most popular sights, tourist attractions, and things to do and see in Busan

  • Beach Road.
  • Beomeosa Temple.
  • Biff Square.
  • Busan Museum of Art.
  • Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.
  • Busan Tower.
  • Dadaepo Beach.
  • Gamcheon Culture Village.
  • Gwangalli Beach.
  • Gwangandaegyo Bridge.
  • Gwangbokdong Food Street.
  • Haedong Yonggung Temple.
  • Haeundae Beach.
  • Haeundae Dalmaji-gil Road.
  • Jagalchi fish Market.
  • Nampodong Market.
  • Radium Art Center.
  • Samgwangsa Temple.
  • Songdo Beach.
  • Songdo Cable Car.
  • Taejongdae Natural Park.
  • UN Memorial Cemetery.
  • Yongdusan Park.

Most important events and festivals in Busan

  • Haeundae Light Festival from November until January.
  • Jeongwol Daeboreum Moon Greeting Festival in February.
  • Busan International Film Festival in April.
  • Busan Lotus Lantern Festival in April.
  • Haeundae Sand Festival in May.
  • Joseon Tongsinsa Festival in May.
  • Hydrangea Flower Culture Festival in June.
  • Busan International Rock Festival in July.
  • Busan Sea Festival in August.
  • Busan International Fireworks Festival in October.


CountrySouth Korea
Population (hab)3,331,444
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)30

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Lexis Busan

Lexis Busan

Lexis Busan occupies the sixth floor of the iconic DS Tower, beside famed Jeonpo Cafe Street, home to the distinctly Korean take on 'hipster culture'