Busan: Resort & Cultural Areas

A Resort and Culture City Home to the Busan International Film Festival
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Gwangan Station

Gwangalli Beach
Exit 3&5, 760m/11min

 

You can enjoy a walk along the beach or you can sit back and relax at a beachside cafe. During the hot summer days, the beach is popular for surfing and yachting, and the night view of Gwangandaegyo Bridge from the beach is exceptional all year-round. The city’s greatest fireworks can be seen in October during the Busan International Film Festival.

Gwangandaegyo Bridge
Exit 3&5, 760m/11min

 

The vibrant light show of Gwangandaegyo Bridge, together with the brightly lit skyscrapers of Haeundae keep Gwangalli wide awake all night long. Gwangalli Beach turns into an outdoor art museum at night with a 6m-tall flowerpot sculpture and six additional artworks by famous international artists including Nam June Paik’s Digitation.

Busan New Media Art Museum

Open-air art museum on Gwangalli Beach

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Centum City Station

Shinsegae Centum City & Centum City Mall
Exit 10&12, Connecting

 

Shinsegae Centum City holds the Guinness World Record as the “largest department store in the world.” Other than the department store, it also houses a multiplex theater, an ice rink, a spa and much more. You should also hop over to the newly opened Centum City Mall. Electro Mart features a great selection of figurines, and the mall’s rooftop terrace offers great nightscapes of the city.

Shinsegae Centum City

  • Address:
    • 35 Centumnam-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • Tel:
    • 1588-1234
  • Website:

Centum City Mall

  • Address:
    • 15 Centum 4(sa)-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • Tel:
    • 1588-1234
Busan Cinema Center
Exit 6&12, 520m/8min

 

Busan Cinema Center is the place to be in autumn, when the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is held. The opening and closing ceremonies are held at the outdoor theater, and you can see famous movie stars and directors on the red carpet at the plaza. Even when it’s not BIFF season, various short and fulllength film festivals, and independent films can be seen throughout the year.

  • Address:
    • 120 Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • Tel:
    • 051-780-6000
  • Website:
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Dongbaek Station

Dongbaekseom Island
Exit 1, 700m/10min

 

Spring begins when Dongbaekseom, which translates to “Camellia Island,” is covered in bright red camellias. The island is ideal for walks along the beach and peaceful forest trails, and the lookout with a small lighthouse offers magnificent views of the Nurimaru APEC House against the blue ocean and Gwangandaegyo Bridge. The Bay 101, where yacht tours are available, also offers great nightscapes of Marine City.

The Bay 101

  • Address:
    • 52 Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • Tel:
    • 051-726-8888
    • Major facilities: Yacht club, gallery, dining pub, etc.
  • Website:
Marine City
Exit 1, 700m/10min

 

The fancy skyscrapers of this upscale neighborhood create a different skyline every season. Due to its cityscape, it is often featured in commercials and music videos, so don’t forget to take pictures.

  • Address:
    • Haeundae-gu, Busan
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Haeundae Station

Haeundae Beach
Exit 3&5, 570m/9min

 

The hotter the summer, the greater the excitement of people on Haedundae Beach. Near and around the beach, where various water sports and activities can be enjoyed, are many high-end hotels and restaurants, particularly fresh seafood restaurants. And only five minutes away is a traditional market famous for its wheat noodles topped with boiled pork slices and pickled radish.

Haeundae Tourist Information Center

Tip: An Oceanside Aquarium

 

An escalator takes you down to the incredible world deep in the ocean. From sharks to sea turtles, small starfish, sea horses and elegant stingrays, you can see various sea creatures up close. One of the more popular programs at the aquarium is the transparent boat tour of the fearsome shark tank.

Sea Life Busan Aquarium

  • Address:
    • 266 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • Tel:
    • 051-740-1700
  • Website:
  • Operation:
    • Mon~Thu:
      • 10:00~19:00
    • Fri~Sun:
      • 09:00~21:00
  • Charge:
    • 29,000
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