Busan, a bustling city of 4 million residents, is located on the Southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The natural environment of Busan is a perfect example of harmony between mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography includes a coastline with superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains that provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views. There are also many hot springs scattered throughout the city. Busan enjoys four distinct seasons and a temperate climate that never gets too hot or too cold.
Busan is the second largest city in Korea. It's deep harbor and gentle tides have allowed it to grow into the largest container handling port in the country and the fourth largest in the world, with potential for even more growth. It's natural endowments and rich history have resulted in Busan's increasing reputation as a world class city of tourism and culture.
Busan is proud to be playing a major role on the world stage with its hosting of the 2002 Asian Games and its participation in hosting the 2002 World Cup. We look forward to sharing the splendor of modern Busan and the energy of its residents with visitors from near and far.
Busan is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula at 128' east longitude and 35' north latitude. It is an international city linking the continent and the sea. Busan is similarly located with Tokyo, Kabul, Los Angeles, Memphis, Beirut and Algiers. Busan is about 8 hours and 37 minutes ahead of World Standard Time, and about 24 minutes behind Standard Korean Time.
Located within the temperate monsoon zone and influenced by the maritime climate, the city has four distinct seasons. Busan is relatively warm throughout the year with the average annual temperature being 14'C and the average winter temperature being 3'C.The winds are strong due to its location next to the ocean, but such conditions are advantageous in the summer time, as Busan is cooler than other regions.
Pusan is the so-called summer capital of Korea since it attracts visitors from all over Korea to its six beaches. The city is famous for its High class hotels and a carnival boardwalk line along the Haeundae Beach district. Haeundae Beach is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in South Korea. Gwangalli Beach is also very popular as it features many cafes, bars, and restaurants along the beach.
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