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24 thoughts on “Busan: A Trip to the Dynamic Coastal City”

  1. This is probably one of the most appealing blog posts on Busan that I’ve ever stumbled upon. The beach, the seafood, and the ultramodern venue for the film festival are enough reason for me to go. That spoon worm sashimi does look a little off-putting, though. But I bet it tasted really good.

    1. Thank you for your compliment, Bama! 🙂 The worm is not very tasty, just succulent. Good for one or two Soju 🙂 But I would suggest trying something more ordinary, such as the crab or the shellfish. Seriously, I have to close my eyes when putting it in my mouth haha

    1. I am glad that my post can inspire you! Aside from the scenery, the Korean culture is quite interesting. I think you will love it, especially the tasty grilled dishes 🙂

    1. Well the beach in Korea is not as great as in other countries (the water is cold and it often doesn’t have the blue hue), but the coastal area is pretty amazing. Wait until the Jeju post and you will see 😉

  2. I would love to explore this place. Your words and beautiful photos make it so enticing. I’ve not been to Korea, but it is pretty high on the list for when we can travel again. The spa, fish market, and castle would head my sightseeing list!

  3. I know relatively little about South Korea, and even less about Busan. Your post has piqued my interest. Between beach, culture, food, beautiful location it looks very appealing. Stunning photos as usual.

    1. Many thanks, Caroline 🙂 I guess Japan and China take all the hype when speaking about East Asia travelling. But South Korea is definitely worth a visit. Wedged between the two Asian powers, they can still develop their own culture and identity.

  4. Very informative post! It’s very interesting for me to read about the Fish Market and the food scene in general. At first I was convinced Italians were the most obsessed with food, then, lately, I have started to learn about Koreans, lol. They seem very much into it!
    Great pictures as always! Ciao, Sara.

    1. No doubt! The Koreans are crazed about food. Do you know that they their beef is as great as the Kobe beef? But they don’t export it. Beef-nationalism 🙂

      Another thing I found interesting is the Korean diet. They consume a lot of fish and vegetable, even more than the Vietnamese. Nuts are often used for cooking as well.

      1. Yes, I’ve heard about it! I’ve also heard they care about beef and meat in general, because once it was “food for rich people” and not available to everybody.

      2. It was. Beef were reserved for aristocrats. Even now beef is still something luxurious. In K-Drama, I often see people bring beef as gift 🙂

  5. Wow, those are some amazing photos! Sigh, I dream of visiting Busan, Seoul, and the Korean countryside ❤️ What a beautiful post– thanks for sharing!

  6. This is such an informative write up of South Korea’s second biggest city, Busan. Very vivid pictures too, Len. I like how you covered different places where you can do different things. Haeundae Beach looks like quite an impressive beach and looks just as stunning as the beaches here in Australia. The Busan Spa Land looks like such a modern spa facility, and don’t think I’ve come across one as modern as that, especially in terms of architecture. Gamcheon Cultural Village looks so colourful from afar and I am guessing there are so many small streets and laneways to walk through 🙂 Beautiful and hope to visit some day 🙂

    1. You will like this city 🙂 Spa Land is beyond my expectation. Even though I had googled it, I couldn’t believe it to be so good. Spent 4 hours there 😛

      Honestly, I prefer Busan over Seoul. The landscape is more impressive and the people are nicer. Got help from strangers twice. In Seoul, starting a conversation was already difficult. Everyone is too busy.

      1. I really am not a spa person but I do think I’d be entertained by the architecture there. That is very observant of you to notice differences between Busan and Seoul. Sounds like both cities have their own character 🙂

  7. What an enticing post this is! I’ve long wanted to go to Korea, and your post convinces me to be sure I get to Busan for the beach! the theatre! (what a fabulous building) the fish market, and Gamcheon. So much to see here, and your photography is magnificent as usual.

    1. Many thanks, Alison! Busan definitely has a lot to offer. My favourite place is the seaside temple (several kilometers from the center), absolutely gorgeous. The fish market is also a great place to see and try 🙂

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