Busan

South Korea

Cruises to Busan

Busan - South Korea's second largest city - is a harmonious blend of age-old culture and contemporary metropolitan flair. The downtown skyline and Bampo Bridge are two of Busan's visual wonders. The old-world Buddhist temples and vintage structures preserve the essence of Korean history and culture. Equally captivating is the abundance of Busan's natural landscape, from miles of unspoiled beaches to expansive mountainous terrain. Busan is also home to one of the largest trading ports in the world, and its growing popularity in tourism and commerce makes this South Korean city a must-see destination.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Busan Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    KST (Korea Standard Time) UTC/GMT +9 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Korean.
  • Currency & Shopping
    South Korean Won (KRW)
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for sightseeing, museums, foodies, wine tasting. Taxis, shuttles and buses are available.
    • Famous For
      Located on the southernmost tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan, is the second largest city in South Korea and the country's biggest port city.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Shinsegae Centum City is the largest shopping mall in the world, boasting levels upon levels of stores, restaurants, salons – and even a golf course.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located at Gyeongbokgung Palace, built six centuries ago by the founder of the Chosun dynasty
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