Local area and things to do
Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.5 million residents, is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The size of Busan is 770.04km² which is only 0.8% of the whole landmass of the Korean Peninsula. The natural environment of Busan is a harmonious relationship of mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography includes a coastline featuring superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views with hot springs scattered throughout the city. Busan enjoys four distinct seasons and a temperate climate that never gets too hot or too cold.
Busan is the second largest city in Korea. Its deep harbor and gentle tides have allowed it to grow into the largest container handling port in the country and the fifth largest in the world.
As the second largest city in Korea, Busan is famous for both tourist and shopping attractions. Giant department stores (such as Shinsegae Centum City, the largest department store in the world) and numerous shopping streets offer a wide selection of merchandise, drawing local and international visitors year-round.
Busan is home to the Jagalchi Market, famous for its astounding variety of fresh seafood sold at extremely reasonable prices. Visitors can even have their purchases prepared right in front of them, ensuring the freshest meal or snack possible. The seafood market is full of the sights, smells, and sounds of fresh seafood caught in the waters right off the Busan Port. Various traditional markets such as the Gukje Market also treat guests to the boisterous, vibrant marketplace experience and the incomparable hospitality of the merchants and citizens of Busan.
There are a range of downloadable guides from the tourist information website, these are in several languages including English and have information on places to eat including Muslim and local restaurants, things to do and city maps
Some of the top spots to visit are:
Jagalchi Market is the largest seafood market in Korea. Here, visitors can taste the best in fresh seafood, following their purchases from cutting board to table.
Gukje Market is one of the better-known traditional markets in Busan, offering diverse Korean and imported items for both wholesale and retail purchase. The daunting array of unique items makes Gukje one of the most popular places in Busan among visitors.
As the main stage of the Pusan International Film Festival, Nampo-dong is also home to many shops selling non-brand items at inexpensive prices. Countless street stalls boast delicious street food.
Centum City houses two high-end, giant department stores: Shinsegae Centum City and the Lotte Department Store at Centum. Centum City is also connected to Haeundae, the most popular tourist destination in Busan.
Free WiFi throughout Busan
Busan provides free public WiFi access for smartphones, tablet PCs, laptop computers, and other similar devices at all popular public spots throughout the city.
For information on Wi-Fi hotspots, please check: http://tour.busan. go.kr/kor/wifi.jsp
How to access free public WiFi in Busan
iPhone (iOS) Settings → WiFi → Network “Dynamic Busan” → “Home” button → Use the Internet
Android Drag the top bar downward and turn on the “WiFi” signal → Network “Dynamic Busan” → “Home” button → Use the Internet
Sightseeing Taxi Service
Deungdae Call Taxi Service offers unique opportunities to take a tour around major tourist destinations and attractions in Busan in the comfort of a taxi.
Fares KRW 20,000 an hour / KRW 80,000 per half-day (five-hour) trip / KRW 150,000 per day (10-hour) trip. Road tolls and parking charges not included
Booking is essential
Reservation: Make a reservation and talk to a guide at least two hours before your planned trip.. 051-600-1004 and the website http://www.ddcall.co.kr/