South Korea

Editor Picks: The best Busan tours

by Paul Stafford  |  Published July 4, 2018

Although diminutive when compared to the South Korean capital Seoul, second city Busan is a lively city with its own take on Korean urban culture that has a palpable influence from close neighbour Japan. Thanks to its seafront location, there are stretches of sandy beach near Busan and excursions to islands like Geoje-do offering plenty of good options for day tours from the city.

Busan is spread out but remains well-connected by a metro system. Haeundae (beaches) to the east, Nampodong (shopping) to the south and Seomyeon (city centre) to the north all have something to offer travellers. Great traditional villages and water-borne tours are also popular ways to explore this ascendant city in style.