Busan, the second city in Korea, is full of vitality
Busan Metropolitan City is a metropolitan city located on the southeastern coast of Korea. As Korea’s second city and the largest maritime logistics city, the maritime trade and logistics industry has developed around Busan Port, and it faces Japan across the Korea Strait and Tsushima Island.
With the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 and the fall of Seoul, Busan became the provisional capital of the Republic of Korea from 1950 to 1953. Many refugees fleeing the Korean War flowed into Busan, and the population soared. And on January 1, 1963, “Busan City” was promoted to “Busan Metropolitan City”.
Busan’s main tourist attractions include Haeundae, a seaside resort with many skyscrapers, Jagalchi Market, the largest fish market in Busan and visited by many tourists, and the Nampo-dong area, which retains the old look of Busan. And there is the Dongnae area with temples, mountain fortresses, and hot spring facilities from the Joseon Dynasty.
Busan is rich in attractions that are unique to each region.
In addition, there are various festivals and events every October, including the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) held in Haeundae and Nampo-dong, and the Busan Fireworks Festival, which colors Busan’s night sky splendidly.
The city hall is located in Yeonsan-dong, Yeonje-gu, and there are 15 districts and 1 counties as administrative districts. The population of Busan is 3.31 million.