Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Busan


Busan is the second-largest city in South Korea and an international metropolis nowadays. It is a well-known deep-water port and the largest port in South Korea, thus becoming one of the logistics centers in Asia. In addition to being a good natural port, Busan is also a tourism city with high-quality sandy beaches and beautiful seaside scenery on its winding coastline. What to visit in Busan, South Korea? Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Busan introduces some famous attractions for you.


Sea Life Busan Aquarium

  • Korean Name: 씨라이프 부산아쿠아리움
  • English Name: Sea Life Busan Aquarium
  • Location: Haeundae-gu, Haeundae Haebyeonro 266 (Jung-dong), Busan
  • Reason to visit: The world's best aquarium brand; the biggest aquarium in South Korea
  • Our Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Opening Hours: From Monday to Tuesday 10:00-20:00; From Friday to Sunday 9:00-22:00
  • Entrance fee: Children (age 3- 12) 23,000 won; Adult (over 13) 29,000 won
  • How to get to Sea Life Busan Aquarium: Line 2, get off at Haeundae Station, exit 3.
  • Recommended tour: 4 Days Classic South Korea Tour


Sea Life Busan Aquarium is located in Haeundae-gu, Haeundae Haebyeonro 266 (Jung-dong), Busan. It's the biggest aquarium in South Korea and also a landmark in Busan. Under the effort of the Government of Busan Haeundae District, Sea Life Busan Aquarium was invested by the Australian Aoyang Group, with a budget of 39 billion won. It was acquired by the British Merlin Entertainment Group in July 2012. Sea Life Busan Aquarium provided the best service to tourists through new renovations in 2017. It is the most advanced marine aquarium in South Korea and is now operated by Merlin Entertainment Group.

SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium

Sea Life Busan Aquarium introduces to you the incredible world deep in the ocean. From big sharks to sea turtles, small starfish, sea horses and elegant stingrays, you can meet up close all those sea creatures at the aquarium. Sea Life shares the beauty of the sea creature with millions of visitors every year and is committed to preserving marine resources for the next generation.



Gamcheon Culture Village

  • Korean Name: 부산감천문화마을
  • English Name: Gamcheon Culture Village
  • Location: 200, Gamnae 1-ro, Saha-gu, Busan
  • Reason to visit: Known as "the Santorini of Busan"
  • Our Rating: ☆☆☆☆
  • Opening Hours: 09:00-18:00 from Monday to Sunday
  • Entrance fee: free
  • How to get to Gamcheon Culture Village: Line 1, get off at Tucheng Station, exit 8.
  • Recommended tour: 5 Days Seoul Exploring Tour


Gamcheon Cultural Village in Busan is known as "Santorini in Busan". The village is famous for its unique scenery and culture. The Gamcheon Cultural Village in Busan used to be a rundown slum and later became a well-known cultural attraction under the impetus of the "Hutong Art Project" in Busan. The stepped village with exotic style is well-preserved. The various watercolors and murals on the walls are one of the highlights in the village. The colorful paintings in the village are drawn by volunteers from all over the world and attract countless tourists to come to take pictures.

Gamcheon Culture Village

The local people will tell you the best route to walk around Gamcheon Cultural Village when you arrive at the museum. After leaving the village museum, you will encounter a series of attractions, such as art shops, photo galleries and night houses. There are many novel and interesting attractions waiting for you to visit. You can buy gadgets and small jewelry with village characteristics in the art shop; the house of the night can let you feel the silence in this peaceful village.

You will have the chance to visit Gamcheon Cultural Village with Top Asia Tour, which is one of the Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Busan. Besides sightseeing, you can also take part in some handicraft activities, such as Ceramic craft, metal craft, cartoon craft, woodcraft and puzzle painting. 


Haeundae Beach

  • Korean Name: 해운대 해수욕장
  • English Name: Haeundae Beach
  • Location: Haeundae Beach Road, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • Reason to visit: One of the top eight scenic spots in South Korea
  • Our Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Opening Hours: Whole day
  • Entrance fee: free
  • How to get to Haeundae Beach:
  • By subway: Line 2, get off at Haeundae Station, exit 3.
  • By bus: No. 139、140、239、240、302, get off at Haeundae bus stop.
  • Recommended tour: 14 Days Best of China and Seoul Tour


Haeundae Beach is known as one of the top eight scenic spots in South Korea because of its unique natural landscape and long historical background. The name of Haeundae means the endless sea and the soft clouds. It's one of the most famous vacation places in South Korea. Facilities such as Haeundae Hot Spring, Dongbai Island, Wuliu Island, Kanyue Road, Qingshapu (Sashimi Shop), Olympic Park, and Speedboat Race have been built around Haeundae Beach, which formed a three-dimensional sightseeing chain.

Haeundae Beach

The temperature of seawater in Haeundae Beach is maintained between 45 degrees and 50 degrees all year round. Taking a bath in the hot springs is a good way to treat gastrointestinal diseases, gynecological diseases and skin diseases because the water contains a small amount of radon elements.

One of the most attractive things is the beach. The long beach is covered with thick sand, and it is as soft as cotton. When night falls, the beach becomes more charming under the moonlight.  You can't miss the chance to visit Haeundae Beach, one of the Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Busan.


Busan International Film Festival Plaza

  • Korean Name: 부산국제영화제광장
  • English Name: Busan International Film Festival Plaza (BIFF Plaza)
  • Location: Nampo-dong 5-ga, Jung-gu, Busan
  • Reason to visit: The main venue of Busan International Film Festival
  • Our Rating: ☆☆☆☆
  • Opening Hours: Whole day
  • Entrance fee: free
  • How to get to Busan International Film Festival Plaza:
  • By subway: Line 1, get off at Jagalchi Station, exit 7.
  • By bus: No. 8, 13,15, 310, 309, get off at Cinema Street bus stop, walk to the square.


When it comes to Busan, many people know about the Busan International Film Festival. The Busan International Film Festival was founded in 1996. It is one of the most important film festivals in Korea and Asia. It is supported and funded by the Busan City Government, the film industry, and the business sector. The Busan International Film Festival is held every year from September to October in Busan, the second-largest port city in South Korea. The main venue is the Busan International Film Festival Plaza (BIFF Plaza).

Busan International Film Festival Plaza

The copper plate with the palms and footprints of the winners and the name of the award-winning works will be set on the ground of the square. You can find the handprints of many famous directors, such as Zhang Yimou and Kitano Takeshi. During the festival, a variety of celebrations will be held in the Plaza. Many young people from all over the world will get together to discuss movies and culture.


Haedong Yonggung Temple

  • Korean Name: 해동용궁
  • English Name: Haedong Yonggung Temple
  • Location: 416-3 Zhangyi Shilangli, Chezhangjunji, Busan.
  • Reason to visit: It is the only temple at the seaside in South Korea.
  • Our Rating: ☆☆☆☆
  • Opening Hours: 4:00-19:00
  • Entrance fee: free
  • How to get to Haedong Yonggung Temple: By bus: No. 239, 302-1, get off at Songjeong Beach bus stop.
  • Recommended tour: 17 Days Japan, South Korea & China Tour


Haedong Yonggung Temple was found in 1376. It's the only temple that located on the seaside and surrounded by mountains. The most special scenery of Haedong Yonggung Temple is the 108th step and Sunrise Rock. From the entrance of Haedong Yonggung Temple, you must go down 108 steps to reach the temple. The Sunrise Rock is located in the middle of 108 steps. Standing on the rock, you can hear the sound of the waves beating against the rock wall, and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the sunrise.

Haedong Yonggung Temple

Haedong Yonggung Temple is one of the Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Busan that you should not miss. Every new year, many people come here to make wishes in the temple. In April of the lunar calendar, the cherry blossoms at the entrance of the Haedong Yonggung Temple. At the birthday of Sakyamuni, the temple will be decorated with electric lights, presenting a dreamy and beautiful night view.