Busan is known for its beaches, hot springs, nature reserves and events such as the citys renowned international film festival held each fall. Busan is a good destination for those seeking a more laid back atmosphere than Seoul.
What makes Busan different from Seoul?
Seoul is home to 10 million people in its city center alone, which covers 605 square kilometers. While Busan is bigger than many Western cities, with 3.5 million people, it simply isnt as populous as Seoul (or as dense: Busans land area, at around 770 square kilometers, is larger).
How long should I stay in Busan?
Because Busan is so large and spread out, it only makes sense to cover one part of the city per day. The south of Busan has the highest concentration of sights, so it deserves two full days (days 1 and 2 below).
Does Busan get snow?
Busan is located in the least snowy area of Korea, that of the south-east coast: here, snowfalls are very rare, and generally light. Spring is mild, but the rains gradually increase, however, owing to the monsoon, the rainiest season is summer: from June to August, more than 700 millimeters (27.5 inches) of rain fall.