Regardless if you first heard about Busan from Train To Busan or K-reality shows, the one thing we can all agree on is that Busan is truly as gorgeous and culturally-rich a city as they come.
From historical landmarks that astound to serene nature getaways that inspire, here are six must-see locations that prove why Busan is such a hot vacay spot!
1. Gamcheon Culture Village: The Machu Picchu of Busan
Feel like a Wes Anderson-type character in this picturesque town of the Saha District, with rainbow-coloured houses and charming murals that bring its iconic postcard-like look to life. Get lost in colourful alleyways, visit the aptly-named Grand Budapest Doll Hotel, or sip on both coffee and gorgeous views at one of its many cute cafes!
2. Jagalchi Market: Seafood smorgasbord by the sea!
This iconic market features a seafood extravaganza like no other, where fishermen and humble merchants show off their dizzying array of freshly-caught seafood that’ll both tempt and amuse you, like flatfish, sea slugs, and urechis unicinctus (a.k.a. penis fish). You can even buy them to be cooked immediately in the restaurant upstairs!
3. Haeundae Blueline Park: The harmonious marriage of nature and modern art
Find your inspiration at this mesmerising urban oasis, where art and nature intertwine. Hop on the Haeundae Beach Train to take in the oceanic view and gentle forests, take a stroll on scenic trails, and explore your creativity at the abundance of modern art installations!
4. Haeundae Beach: Busan’s perfect beach escape
Kick back and R&R at the most famous beach in Busan! Painted with crystal-clear waters, golden sands and plenty of watersports adventures to choose from, it’s easy to see why Haeundae Beach is well-loved by both locals and travellers.
5. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple: Ancient gem by the sea
Unlike most Korean temples, this captivating oasis of Buddhist spirituality and natural beauty boasts a striking seaside setting, making it an awe-inspiring destination where visitors can find a quiet respite, whether in prayers or by drinking in the panoramic view of the sea.
6. Skyline Luge: Wind in your hair, thrills in your heart
For thrill-seekers visiting Haeundae Beach, don’t miss the adrenaline-fueled adventures of Skyline Luge! If luge-karting against a stunning backdrop of the beach sounds like a dream come true, then this is for you.
Just reading (or in our case, writing) about all that Busan has to offer REALLY makes us want to fly there eh! More so after watching this cute little video of Malaysian actors Nadhir Nasar and Erysha Emyra travelling in South Korea to find love~
One more step to get the best flight deal to Busan~
Wondering which airline has the best flight deals to Busan? No need to Google, ‘cos we got the answer for you right here.
From 7 – 13 August, you can get all-in one-way flights to Busan from RM499* only via the airasia Super App!
Plus, AirAsia X is the only airline in Malaysia that flies direct to Busan from Kuala Lumpur – no pesky transits to tolerate with!
Cheap kan? And if you want an even comfier flight, you can upgrade your seat to a Premium Flatbed from RM1,459* only! After all, wouldn’t we wanna feel pampered on our vacay? ? As long as your travel dates are between 1 October 2023 and 31 March 2024, then this deal is PERFECT for you.
*All-in one-way fare includes airport taxes, MAVCOM fees, fuel surcharges and other applicable fees. T&Cs apply.
If you’re interested in saving more on your Busan holiday, you can also browse the airasia Super App to discover even more deals on hotel bookings, e-hailing rides, shopping, and more! Download the airasia Super App for free on Google Play and the App Store.