Known as the second biggest city and the leading trading port in Korea, the bustling city of Busan (Pusan) is home to approximately 4.4 million people (as of 2010) in an area of about 763 square kilometers. Its deep harbors and tranquil tides have had substantial benefits for the country’s economy, making it the fifth biggest container-handling port in the world. Boasting a splendid blend of scenic coastlines, cliffs, hot springs and mountains, Busan’s natural endowments and colorful history have created an increasing reputation as a first class city of tourism and culture. Today, more and more tourists are getting to Busan to experience authentic Korean culture and witness various natural attractions.
Where is Busan? This beautiful city is situated on the southeastern part of the Korean Peninsula, with coordinates at 128° E longitude and 35° N latitude. It shares the same latitude as Kabul, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Algiers and Memphis. [Read more…]