Officially Busan Metropolitan City ( Hangul : 부산 광역시  ; hanja : 釜山 廣域市 ; RR _  : Busan gwangyeoksi ), meaning “mountain-cauldron” 4 , is a port cityvery important in South Korea , which has more than 3,700,000 inhabitants. Historically known as Fousan 5 , it is the second most populous city in South Korea after Seoul . It is the economic, cultural and educational center of southeastern Korea, with its largest port in the country and the ninth largest in the world, about 190  km from the Japanese islands of Kyūshū and Honshū . The “Southeast Economic Zone” (including Ulsan and South Gyeongsang ) is now the largest industrial zone in South Korea.

Busan is divided into fifteen major administrative districts and a single county. The complete metropolitan area, including the adjacent cities of Gimhae and Yangsan , has a population of approximately 4.6 million . The most densely built-up areas of the city are located in a number of narrow valleys between the Nakdong and Suyeong rivers, with mountains separating most districts. The Nakdong is Korea’s longest river, and Busan’s Haeundae Beach is also the country’s largest. Pusan ​​is a center of international conventions; in 2005 it hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). It is also a sports tournament center in Korea, having hosted the 2002 Asian Games and the 2002 FIFA World Cup . Busan


  • Busan, South Korea
  • The climate of Busan
  • Overview of Busan
  • Sights of Busan

Busan, South Korea

It is a huge city and port, located in the south of the Republic of South Korea in East Asia. It also crosses the second largest city in South Korea after the famous city of Seoul, and its population reached 3.7 million people, according to the United Nations statistics in 2014, and it was at one time the temporary capital South Korea during the Korean War.

The climate of Busan

Since Busan is located in the far southeast of the Korean Peninsula, its climate is very humid and similar to the tropical climate. Therefore, the city’s climate fluctuations are very few. July is characterized by being the warmest month of the year, with a maximum temperature of 29 degrees Celsius. January is the coldest month of the year with a temperature of -1 degrees Celsius. As for the rainfall in the city, it is most intense in July, when the level of rain reaches 258 mm. As for the month of December, it is the driest month, with an average rainfall of only 24 mm. Snow falls on city ​​several times during the year.

Overview of Busan

Busan has been the venue for many events worldwide. In 2005 it hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Annual Meetings, as well as the 2002 FIFA World Cup, as well as the Asian Games in the same year.

Busan City Sights

Seomyeon District:

It is located in the center of Busan, which is famous for the frequent influx of tourists and visitors to get acquainted with the reality of local life in the city and the way the residents live and touring its markets, in addition to eating the best Korean folk food.

Busan Tower:

The most prominent landmark of the city, with a height of approximately 120 m, and a hill with a height of 699 m above it. At the top of the building there is a platform that allows the visitor to view the wonderful views of the city and the seas beyond.

Yeongdosan Park:

It was called by this name because the residents likened it to the head of a dragon, and it is one of the most frequented recreational places by residents and tourists alike, where there are more than seventy types of diverse trees and scenic views, in addition to the Busan Aquarium, which covers an area of ​​36,000 m 2 , in addition to its extension on three underground levels. The fish garden includes 35,000 species of different and very diverse marine creatures, in addition to some types of sharks.

Outside the park and the park there are many cafes and restaurants for visitors to enjoy light meals.

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