Busan is a highly populated Metropolitan City situated in South Korea, bathed by the Sea of Japan (also called the East Sea), to the east and south. Busan is the second largest city in Korea, at the core of the economic and cultural activities in southern Korea. The metropolis is the nearest large city from South Korea to Japan, having the busiest port in the country, which is a maritime hub in Northeast Asia. Busan has some of the most attractive beaches in Korea such as Haeundae Beach, to be enjoyed year-round. This is the largest beach in Korea and hosts the Busan Sea Festival. In fact, Busan is famous for its festivals throughout the year including Busan International Film Festival. In Busan you will find fine shopping districts such as Nampo-dong and Seomyeon as well as traditional markets throughout the city. Splendid scenic areas are found in Busan such as Taejongdae Natural Park, with green cliffs facing the sea, and Daejeo Ecological Park along the banks of Nakdonggang River. A great attraction in Busan is the modern Gwangandaegyo Bridge commonly known as Diamond Bridge of 7 kilometres of length.
Population: approximately 3.6 million inhabitants
Main attractions: Diamond Bridge, Beomeosa Temple, Yongdusan Park, Taejongdae Natural Park, Nampo-dong shopping area, Haedong Yonggung Temple, Dongbaekseom island, Millak Waterfront Park, Huinnyeoul Culture Village