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Six Tourist Spots in Busan Listed on the 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots of Korea

2019-01-22 391  Views


The City of Busan has announced that 6 tourist spots in Busan, including Taejongdae, Gamcheon Culture Village, Haeundae Beach, Songdo Beach, Jagalchi Market and Marine City were chosen as part of the 2019-2020 “100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots of Korea.”


The Korea Tourism Organization and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have jointly compiled the “100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots of Korea” list every two years since 2013 to promote them both domestically and internationally. The list is selected based on the evaluation by tourism specialists and big data analysis of popular tourism locations in the country.

태종대 Taejongdae 감천문화마을 Gamcheon Culture Village
해운대해수욕장 Haeundae Beach 송도해수욕장 Songdo Beach 
자갈치시장 Jagalchi Market 마린시티 Marine City


Among the six tourist spots in Busan listed in the latest issue are;

▲ Taejongdae, known for its fantastic views of coastal cliffs, made it on the list for the fourth times.

▲ Gamcheon Culture Village is dubbed the ‘Machu Picchu of Korea’. Busan’s mountainside village is becoming widely known around the world as a successful case of a creative urban regeneration project. This marks the third time it has been on the list since 2015.

▲ Haeundae Beach, the representative beach of Busan, is situated amid tall skyscrapers, luxury hotels, restaurants, an aquarium and plenty of other things to enjoy. It is one of the nation’s best beaches. This marks the third time it has appeared on the list since 2013. 


The latest issue covers three new locations in Busan including:

▲ Songdo Beach, the first public beach in Korea, has many things tourists can enjoy, including the Songdo marine cable car and Songdo Skywalk.

▲ Jagalchi Market is Busan’s main seafood market, selling fresh seafood caught in the southern waters of Korea.  

▲ Marine City attracts Korean and oversea tourists with its beautiful and stunning skyline views, especially at night. 


In addition to these 6 tourist spots in the latest issue, Busan is a dynamic city of tourism, which has both nature landscapes – sea, mountains, rivers and hot springs – and a bustling urban environment with plenty of things to enjoy year round, including festivals, cultural exhibits, marine sports, night views, local cuisine, shopping and much more.