Busan


Busan takes on different characteristics. In summer, bathing beaches in Busan hold diverse celebration events. In autumn, the saury market kicks off the Saury Culture and Tourism Festival. In winter, the habitat of migratory birds, located in the lower reaches of the Nakdonggang, again becomes the spotlight for tourists. In recent years, a Korean movie titled Friends received warm welcome from the market, and so the Yongdusan Park and the Saury Market become new sightseeing spots. Besides, Busan is famed for its Donglai Pancake and sashimi, and it is equipped with lots of renowned cultural facilities like Busan Ocean Natural History Museum, Bokcheon Museum, Busan Municipal Art Museum, and Busan Museum etc.

Travel Guide

Climate: temperate monsoon climate

Language: Korean

Telephone Code: 82(Country Code)

Currency: KRW

Embassy Official Website:http://chn.mofat.go.kr/worldlanguage/asia/chn/main/index.jsp

Embassy/Consulate

  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea
    Add.:Ta Yuan Diplomatic Office Building, Beijing Dong Zhi Men Wai Jie, No. 14, Liang Ma Nan Lu, Chaoyang District,
    Tel:86-10-6532-6774/6775
    Fax:86-10-6532-6778/6723
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Xi'an
    Add.:19F, HIBC, 33#Keji Road, GaoXin HI-Tech Industries Development Zone Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
    Tel:029-88351001
    Fax:029-88351002
    District:shaanxi,Gansu,Ningxia
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Wuhan
    Add.:SPD Bank Tower, No.218,Xinhua Avenue,Hankou,Wuhan
    Tel:027-8556-1085
    Fax:027-8574-1085
    District:Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Henan
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chengdu
    Add.:19F Paradise Oasis Mansion, No.6, Xia Nan Da Jie Avenue, Chengdu, Sichuan
    Tel:028-86165800
    Fax:028-86165789
    District:Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou, Yunnan
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Shenyang
    Add.:No. 37, South 13 Latitude Road, Heping District, Shenyang, Liaoning, CHINA
    Tel:024-23853388
    Fax:024-23855170
    District:Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Guangzhou
    Add.:18/F, W, Tower, International Trade Center, Tiyu Road, E., Guangzhou  510620
    Tel:020-38870555
    Fax:020-38870826, 38872521, 38870923
    District:Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Hannan
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Shanghai
    Add.:60 Wan Shan Rd, Shanghai
    Tel:021-62955000
    Fax:021-62955191
    District:Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Qingdao
    Add.:101 Hongkong East Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao
    Tel:0532-8976001
    Fax:0532-8976005
    District:Shandong

ROK belongs to the continental climate. From the perspective of precipitation, it belongs to monsoon climate. ROK has four distinctive seasons all year round.


  • 1. Haeundae Beach
    Introduction: Located in Haeundae District of Busan, the Haeundae Beach has a coastal sandbank with length of 1.8km, width of 50m, average water depth of 1m, and floor space of 58,400square meters. Haeundae Beach is famed for its vast sandbank and picturesque coastline, in addition to its moderate water depth and cool water, and so it is considered as a representative sightseeing spot in Busan. In summer, tourists from all around the world will gather here, heralding the advent of the peak season.
  • 2. Nakdonggang Habitat for Migratory Birds
    At the Nakdonggang Habitat for Migratory Birds cross the river water of Nakdonggang and the seawater of the South China Sea. From October of each year to March of the next year, birds of more than 150 kinds will fly to the Nakdonggang Habitat. Therein, swans are the most frequent visitors, and predatory birds like hawk and white-tailed hawk are irregular visitors. Paved with reads, the habitat for migratory birds has a vast area, and is nearly inaccessible for those tourists by bus. Due to this, tourists had better rent boats at the Myeongji-dong Wharf and invite local residents to serve as the guide, as a way to have a good view of the migratory birds. Normally, the optimal observation time ranges between 9:00 o'clock a.m. to 4:00 o'clock p.m.

So far, Busan City's extensive metro system has four trunk lines, of which, Metro Line 1 starts from the Nopo-dong Station in the north and passes through the Geumjeong-gu, Dongnae-gu and the downtown areas of Busan (like Seomyeon and Beomil-dong) to arrive at the Gwangbok-dong and Sinpyeong Station in the south. The east-to-west Metro Line 2 connects the Haeundae District in the east with the Yangsan City. In addition, the east-to-west Metro Line 3 links the Daejeo-dong with the Suyeong-gu. It is worth pointing out that the newly-built Metro Line 4 is an unmanned light rail system, and extends from the Minam Station to Anpyeong Station.


Airport Name

Busan Gimhae International Airport

Basic Information

Busan Gimhae International Airport is the ROK's second largest international airport, and so Busan is viewed as a hub city by the Korean Airlines and Asiana Airlines. In 2006, the Busan Gimhae International Airpor totally served 7,071,037 passengers. On October 31, 2007, a brand-new international terminal was completed and put into service in Busan.