Busan is a city in South Korea, and it is the second largest in the country. It is fondly called Korea’s San Francisco because of the massive port in the city. The seafood trade, especially fishing, is the prime source of income in the city. It is home to many bridges, unique villages, fish markets, and beaches.
The city of Busan is quite large and, therefore, has a plethora of hostels available in which you can stay during your visit. Regardless of the price bracket you are looking for, you are bound to find a hostel or homestay somewhere in the city to use as a base of operations while you explore the town.
There are many places to explore, including the clubs and temples in the city. There are also local art galleries and cultural exhibitions. The sheer diversity of life in the city is enough to stun even the most travel-hardened tourist.
It is recommended that you use the subway and public transit, whenever possible, to get to your destinations. Be sure to ask the friendly local population for directions if you get lost. The Gwangali Live Fish Market is a great place to visit, as is the Rodeo Art Street. Another exciting location is the Haeundae Beach, which is about fifteen minutes away from the subway station.
Walk out from your hostel towards the wharf area of Busan to visit the Jalgachi Fish Market. There is a huge range of fish vendors and local life in action here. The fish is cut and sold very artistically by the vendors. You can also have your fish cooked on the spot for you.
If you do not want fish and you want to go shopping instead, check out the PIFF Square, which is basically the Times Square of Busan. Home to the Asian Cannes Film Festival and to a massive shopping complex that resembles those you find in Seoul, this square is a must-visit while in Busan. Just be sure to keep an eye on the prices of food in the basement food court.
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