What to do and where to go in Busan? Take a look at the most famous Busan tourist attractions today to choose your favorite places to visit for your upcoming journey. So, let’s check out our suggested top places to visit in Busan, must-see places in Busan and best places to visit in Busan as follows!

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If you are looking for a new travel destination, a trip to Busan in Korea is a worthy consideration. Busan has everything you need, beautiful white sand beaches, bustling markets, majestic mountains, and long-standing cultural villages. Besides, delicious food is also an unforgettable highlight of this port city.

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The transportation system in Busan is excellent, every route and location is connected to each other by high-speed train and bus systems. You can also rent a private car to visit Busan to be more proactive in your itinerary. Don’t forget to order a 4G SIM Card before departure!

Famous Busan Tourist Attractions You Need to Know

Busan is the second largest city in Korea with countless sights that you should not miss. From bustling beaches, shimmering city lights to majestic ancient temples,… They all converge in the list of famous and classic Busan tourist destinations that Living Nomads will introduce right below!

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple (# must-see places in busan)

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Going to the north of Busan to visit Haedong Yonggungsa temple located right on the cliff next to the sea. The temple was built in 1376 by monk Naong during the Goryeo period. Many people often come here to pray for peace during the New Year and watch the sunrise. When you have the opportunity to visit the temple in April, you will see cherry blossoms blooming. Join Buddha’s Birthday on the 4th day of the lunar calendar with countless brightly decorated lanterns. The Busan East Coast Cultural Tour is the perfect suggestion if you want to combine this spiritual attraction with other famous landmarks.

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Yongdusan Park and Busan Tower

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Yongdusan Park is located on Yongdu Mountain. The name Yongdu is based on the dragon head shape of the mountain peak. Inside the park is the 120m high Busan Tower, offering stunning views of the entire port city. This scene also becomes more magnificent and sparkling when night falls.

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Busan Museum of Movies (# must-see places in busan)

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Busan Museum of Movies is a place for you to have many interesting experiences in the film industry. Inside the museum there are many different themed experience rooms. The first is a trip to learn about the history and development of the Korean film industry. Then comes the film studio, where completed film products are created.

Haeundae Beach In Busan

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When mentioning Busan, people will immediately think of the famous Haeundae beach. This place always attracts countless domestic and foreign tourists regardless of the season of the year. Near the beach there are many attractive destinations such as: Dongbaekseom Island (walkable), The Bay 101, Haeundae Food Court,… In July, the Busan Sea Festival will take place, this is a night festival In the middle of an extremely exciting summer that you should not be missed.

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Geumjeong Fortress In Busan (# best places to visit in busan)

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Busan’s Geumjeong Fortress is one of the largest fortresses in Korea. This massive fortress was first built in 1703 and was dismantled during the Japanese occupation, before being rebuilt again in 1972-1989. The building has a beautiful ancient beauty with watchtowers providing panoramic views. You can take the cable car up to the fortress from exit 1 of Oncheonjang Station.

Samgwangsa Temple In Busan

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Samgwangsa Temple is a temple belonging to the Cheontae sect of Korean Buddhism. Samgwangsa Temple is nestled on the side of Baegyangsan Mountain, so from this location you can see the beauty of the port city of Busan. This place is famous for its annual lantern festival. During the holiday, hundreds of thousands of colorful lanterns will be lit by Buddhist believers.

Daritdol Skywalk In Busan

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Busan Skywalks & Gamcheon Village & Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Tour

Daritdol Skywalk opened for sightseeing for the first time on August 17, 2017 and until now, this place is still a very popular sightseeing spot for tourists. The observatory is shaped like a bridge 72.5m long and 20m high, reaching out to the deep blue sea, extremely impressive. Because the glass floor is transparent, you can see the ocean right below your feet and enjoy panoramic views of the Songjeong and Cheongsapo beaches.

Busan Jagalchi Fish Market

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Busan is a bustling port city, so it is no wonder that it owns the largest Jagalchi Fish Market in Korea. If you want to see fresh seafood here, get up early and prepare a pair of closed-toe shoes. The market serves sliced ​​fresh fish, live octopus,… enjoy them with Soju in the style of Busan people. You can experience the Jagalchi Cruise in Busan with the starting point being the Jagalchi Fish Market.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

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Museum of Contemporary Art Busan is located on Eulsukdo Island. This public museum has a very large area with exhibition halls, conference rooms, experience rooms, children’s libraries, archives, cafes and several other function rooms. True to its name, this place specializes in displaying modern and contemporary artworks on the themes of nature, ecology, media art and people.

Jukseong Church In Busan (# top places to visit in busan)

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Jukseong Church is also known as Jukseong Dream Cathedral, a poetic scene appearing in the famous movie ‘Dream’. This is not a real church but was built for the purpose of filming scenes. Later the church was kept because it was loved by many tourists and locals.

Beautiful spots of Busan for Couples

Busan is the perfect place to have a romantic vacation with your loved one. Activities such as walking on the beach, climbing mountains, and strolling around the charming streets of the port city will create many beautiful love moments. See the following suggestions for Busan must-see places for couples!

Gamcheon Culture Village

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Gamcheon Culture Village was originally formed from colorful houses built in alternating terraced fashion at the foot of the mountain. Because of this unique architecture, this place has the nickname “Machu Picchu of Busan”. In addition to the highlights of the houses, there are also countless wall paintings and sculptures made by the hands of the residents of Gamcheon Cultural Village.

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Daejeo Ecological Park

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Daejeo Ecological Park along the banks of the Nakdonggang River is a famous Busan tourist destination with large Canola flower fields and a diverse ecosystem for many animal species. The park usually holds the Nakdong Canola Festival every April.

Beomeosa Temple

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Beomeosa Temple in Busan was built during the reign of King Silla (661–681). This ancient temple is home to many Buddhist monks over the past 1000 years. The temple is located on Geumjeongsan Mountain, right below is a beautiful valley that is lush all year round. If you are looking for a quiet place to stroll to admire the scenery and pray for peace, this will be the ideal destination.

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The Taejongdae Resort Park

Despite its name, The Taejongdae Resort Park is not a resort. This place was founded in 1967, named after King TaeJong of the Silla dynasty. This place was formed by many layers of rock pressed together during the Cretaceous period. Experiences to try here are walking on paths through black pine forests, going to Taejongdae Observatory, seeing caves and local culture.

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Gwangalli Beach

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Gwangalli Beach, stretching 1.5km, is a romantic date spot for couples. This beach has fine white sand, in the distance is the beautiful Gwangandaegyo bridge. The scenery of Gwangalli seems to be enhanced when sunset falls, when the bridge becomes shimmering and shining under the lights. Near the beach there are many quality cafes and restaurants for you to dine after a walk.

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Gwangalli Beach, Busan

Busan Tourist places For Families

Are you planning to travel to Busan with your family but haven’t found a suitable tour route? Our suggestions for family-friendly Busan tourist attractions below will definitely make you interested.

Busan Toy Museum

Busan Toy Museum displays a variety of funny toys loved by both children and adults. From superhero character models, cars, pinball, Lego and countless toys to items from famous movies such as Harry Potter, Shrek,… The museum is located right near Songjeong beach so it is very easy to find.

Songdo Beach

Quiet Songdo Beach is located just 3km from Jagalchi Fish Market. This place went through a 5-year reconstruction process to get its current look. The beach area has many accommodation and dining options, so it is very convenient for families with the elderly and children. Near the beach there is the Busan Air Cruise Cable Car, Amnam Park, Busan Namhang Port, Provisional Capital Memorial Hall,… for you to freely explore.

Busan Sealife Aquarium

Sealife Busan Aquarium will take you into the fascinating world of the undersea world with a total of more than 35,000 lively creatures. The aquarium has 3 underground floors and 1 ground floor divided by special themes. Meet sharks, penguins, and otters, and learn about their habitat while walking along the ocean floor through a glass tunnel. This trip will help people raise awareness of protecting the surrounding environment.

3D Trick Eye Museum

Try once to visit the 3D Trick Eye Museum in the northeast of Yongdusan Park. You will capture many unique moments with family members. Cross the cold Arctic, bathe in hot lava, struggle under the attack of monsters, transform into characters from famous paintings and countless fascinating 3D scenes are waiting for you!

DAH Museum

Digital art is a new trend in the constantly changing world today. DAH Museum is the first and largest museum in Korea dedicated solely to digital art. When you step into the museum space, you will be overwhelmed by the magic of the scene meticulously designed by “magic masters”. Don’t miss the souvenir shop in the museum because you may find your favorite gift!

Busan Tourist Destinations For Groups of Friends

What is there to look forward to on a trip to Busan with friends? Truly, the port city of Busan, Korea has no shortage of fun, bustling destinations for youth and certainly the love of you will be even more connected when accompanying each other to Busan tourist destinations for the following group of friends!

Nampodong Market

Nampodong street food

Nampodong is an indispensable part of a trip to Busan because it is home to bustling markets, cafes, filled with street food and shops along the way. And of course Nampodong Market is the main attractive destination for genuine “foodies”. Your senses will be stimulated when you see stalls skewering hot fish cakes, Busan-style pancakes, fresh seafood, rice cakes, grilled foods,…

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Oryukdo Skywalk

Oryukdo Skywalk is located on the cliff at the end of the coast in Namgu district – a once symbol of Busan city. The aerial bridge is made of transparent glass, is bulletproof and can withstand heavy loads when welcoming a large number of tourists every year. The view of Songdo beach from the Oryukdo Skywalk is captivating with white waves crashing against the rocky shore.

Shinsegae Centum City

Shinsegae Centum City is recorded in the Guinness World Records as the largest shopping center, one of the Busan tourist destinations that cannot be missed. Shinsegae Centum City is not only a huge shopping paradise but also provides resort and entertainment facilities such as Spa Land, ice skating rink, multi-purpose cinema, outdoor amusement park,… And many more. More so for a group of friends to hang out all day.

Gwangbokdong Food Street

Gwangbokdong Food Street in Busan spreads aromatic throughout the area. On the street there are more than 20 restaurants and many busy eateries and street vendors. This competition ensures that the food sold is always fresh and of good quality. With low prices from only 25,000 VND – 90,000 VND/dish, this is a food lover’s paradise.

BIFF Square

It can be said that BIFF Square has contributed to making Busan a new-age international cultural tourism city. This is the main location of the Busan International Film Festival and is always bustling with people. When you come here you will find many movie theaters, shopping malls, and popular dining areas that are very popular with locals and international tourists.

Running Man Theme Experience Center in Gangneung

Running Man, Korea’s hit variety show with exciting adventures and challenges featuring famous guests and K-Pop idols, is now available in Gangneung! Broadcast globally, Running Man has made its mark around the world with its humorous and thrilling challenges.

The Running Man Theme Experience Center recreates the thrill and excitement of the famous TV show, giving you the opportunity to experience exciting challenges for yourself. Participate in 6 experience zones inspired by the most famous episodes, you will be transformed into a real “Running Man”, together searching for treasures, and enjoying moments of laughter cheery.


Observatory BUSAN X the SKY is located from the 98th to 100th floor of the Haeundae LCT Landmark building, providing visitors with a breathtaking viewing experience from a height of 384m.

The super-fast elevator takes you to the 100th floor in less than 1 minute, opening before your eyes a panoramic view of the beautiful coastal city of Busan. From here, you can admire famous Busan tourist destinations such as Haeundae Beach, Gwangandaegyo Bridge, Busanhangdaegyo Bridge, Dongbaek Island…

Skyline Luge Busan

Have you ever dreamed of driving a racing car yourself, gliding through sharp turns, vertical ramps and dark tunnels? That dream will come true at Skyline Luge Busan!

Sitting on the Luge car, you will be free to “adventure” in your own way, enjoy the feeling of speed and challenge yourself on the specially designed track. What’s better than inviting friends and relatives to join, creating a race full of drama and laughter?

Museum 1 In Busan

If you are an art lover, Museum 1 is a destination not to be missed. This place is not only a museum displaying traditional works of art, but also a creative space where contemporary art is expressed in a unique and impressive way.

18 leading Korean contemporary artists will bring you surprising and exciting visual experiences, going beyond all the limits of traditional art. In particular, don’t miss the opportunity to admire 15 new multimedia works of art shown on a super huge 6,000-inch LED screen!

Lotte World Busan Park

Lotte World is no longer a strange name to those who love amusement parks. And now, Lotte World Busan has officially opened, providing a world-class entertainment space right in this beautiful coastal city.

From majestic performances, thrilling games like the Giant Swing, to unique exhibition areas, Lotte World Busan will make you unable to take your eyes off. After having fun, you can stop at one of the restaurants in the park to enjoy delicious Korean dishes.

Busan Tours for independent travelers

Busan day tour on Klook not only helps you save a lot of money but also ensures trip quality with reasonable visit time and diverse locations. If you have no plans for your upcoming itinerary, this is the best choice.

East Busan Discovery Tour

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The East Busan Discovery Tour is an ideal itinerary for travelers who want to visit the East Coast culture of this area. The shuttle will pick you up from Busan Station and move to top famous spots such as: Oryukdo Skywalk, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Jukseong Dream Church, Gijang Traditional Market, Lotte Premium Outlet,…

UNESCO World Heritage Site Day Tour

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Day Tour will help you enjoy a unique trip with beautiful landscapes and long-standing traditional Korean culture. The first stop is Yangdong Village during the Joseon Dynasty, have lunch at Bomun and then continue the journey to Seokguram stone temple, Seokguram Cave, Bulguksa Temple and finally Anapji, a historical Busan tourist place. Don’t miss this tour if you are passionate about exploring cultural heritage!

Busan Mural Village Tour

Another tour that is also very popular and booked on Klook is the Busan Mural Village Tour. Every moment on this trip makes you feel lost in a colorful fairy tale. The first stop of the tour is Songdo Beach, followed by the art-filled Jeonggeo Mural Village, and finally Gamcheon Cultural Village glowing under the sunshine of the Port city.

Busan Night Tour

Busan Night Tour helps you make the most of your time exploring so you don’t have to miss anything during the trip. The night tour takes you to places with beautiful views, where you can see the starry sky and a colorful Busan. In addition, you can also listen to the tour guide talk about the history and culture of Busan, and stop to take free photos to record memories.

Tour to Explore Famous attractions in Busan

Tour to Explore Famous Destinations in Busan offers the most perfect one-day journey for you. This itinerary includes many famous attractions as well as wild spots that few tourists visit. You will definitely like them! Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Huinnyeoul Seaside Village, Observatory, Cheongsapo Railway, Cheongsapo Lighthouse are some of the typical attractions on this tour.

Busan city is definitely worth a visit and you may have to come back again because of the special things that only this place has. Of course, the Busan tourist attractions above are only a small part of what you don’t know about this beautiful port city.

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