Things to do in Busan

Enjoy the laid-back and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Busan

Busan is the second largest city in South Korea, next to Seoul. It is also the country largest seaport, welcoming sailors and tourists from all over the world. Holiday destinations in Busan include spectacular beaches, secluded hot springs, untouched nature reserves, historical temples, and heritage museums.


Things to do in Busan


A wide spectrum of tourist attractions can be found in the city, from ancient temples, sunny beaches to adventure-filled hiking destinations. Whatever your interests are, you will sure find loads of things to do in Busan that will keep you busy during your vacation.


Busan Opera House

You can tour inside the modernist building of the Busan Opera House, the main cultural center in the city. Different theatrical, musical, and cultural events are held here throughout the year.


Busan Aquarium

Busan Aquarium is worth checking out as it is South Korea’s largest aquarium. It features excellent displays of different kinds of fish and marine creatures from all over the world.



The city is also famous for its sunny, golden-sand beaches. You can choose to go to the more popular Haeundae Beach or the less crowded Songjeong Beach and Gwangalli Beach.


Busan Tower

You can also hike the expansive Yongdusan Park to reach the Busan Tower, one of the tallest towers in South Korea. The top provides a commanding view of the entire city and the fences surrounding the tower are filled with love padlocks, just like in its more famous counterpart in Seoul, the Namsam Tower.


When to go to Busan

Busan features a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid, and rainy summers, slightly cold winters, and pleasant springs and autumns. The city’s annual temperatures range from an average January low of -0.6 °C (30.9 °F) to an average August high of 29.4 °C (84.9 °F).

A great time to visit Busan is the months of October and November, which compose the city’s autumn season. Clear skies and comfortable temperatures dominate the autumn weather and you can stroll along the scenic streets of Busan without breaking a sweat.


Things to do in Busan

Busan Facts

Population3 590 101
CountrySouth Korea
CurrencySouth Korean Won
AirportGimhae Intl, South Korea (PUS)

Busan average temperatures

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Cat Cafe Pusan

At the cat cafe in Pusan you are encouraged to integrate with the cats, however, with the cats' best in mind, there are clear rules of how to treat the cats while visiting. Except for playing with the cats and having a nice coffee, you can also make your own cat toys. A visit to the Cat Cafe Pusan is a real treat to any cat lover and the perfect way of unwinding after a hectic day. Sit down, have a cup of coffee and enjoy the company of the cats as well as other cat lovers.

Cat cafe Dalgo

In Busan’s old downtown neighborhood of Young-don you’ll find the hipp Dalgo cat cafe. Order the beverage of your choice, sit down wherever you like and enjoy the cats that are walking around free at the cafe.

Cat cafe Yang Yang

In Pusan, you can also visit the Yang Yang cat cafe. Have a seat and let the cats come and give you the love only a cat can give you.

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