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Korea's second largest city
Befitting its reputation as the No. 2 city of Korea, Busan offers beautiful nature, splendid culture and the passion of youth.
Bursting with mountains and beaches, hot springs and seafood, Busan a rollicking port town with endless excitement and pleasant surprises. Every year, tens of thousands of visitors from all over the country and around the world flock to the cities many beaches to relax or to attend festivals. The city annually hosts Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), and regularly holds events at the world’s largest department store.
Haeundae Special Tourist Zone

Haeundae district in Busan is home to a variety of scenic landscapes and events including a beach of youth that brims with the blue sea; Oryukdo Island, with its spectacular views; Centum City, a blueprint of the future drawn up by Busan; Gwangandaegyo Bridge, with its glorious lights at night; the Busan Aquarium, a place for a marine experience with the whole family; Haeundae Hot Spring, where you can heal your body and mind with seawater mineral water; the Busan Museum of Art, where you can see works by masters of worldwide modern art; beautiful Dalmaji-gil Road; Jangsan Mountain, which boasts a stunning night view of Busan; and the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the top movie festival in Asia.
Jagalchi Market

Jagalchi Market, located on the shoreside road in Busan's Jung-gu, is Korea's largest seafood market, selling both live and dried fish. After the Korean War the market solidified itself as a fish market. This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country. If you visit you can eat fresh raw fish right at the market. Every year in October the Jagalchi Cultural Tourism Festival is held, and it is easy to visit because of the convenient transportation provided by subway.
Busan city tour with one-day subway pass

Gamcheon Culture Village is impossible to miss with its colorfully painted roofs and buildings. Looking at each individual house and their creative designs brings to mind scenes from children's picture books. The village was built and founded by residents who gathered to create a community in the 1950s. The neighborhood has become a very artsy area with small galleries and craft shops operating within the community, adding yet another reason to pay a visit to this unique and fun village.

Nampo-dong is a central commercial and shopping area in Busan.
The theater district of Busan is packed with movie theaters and play houses, hosts to the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). To commemorate the BIFF every year the winners of the festival contribute copper plates imprinted with their hand and foot prints. These copper plates stretch far across the plaza walkways. The streets are especially crowded in October, when the films are being screened for the movie festival at local theaters.