Planning a trip to Busan but your friends don’t want to come? Their loss. Pack your bag and grab your ticket, we’re heading to the South of Korea to this beautiful coastal town somehow different from the rest of the country. Here are my top recommendations for things to do by yourself in Busan.


Visit Busan Tower and Yongdusan Park

It’s a great place to get some peace, quiet, and culture in the middle of the city. For just a few thousand won as well, you can head up to the top of the tower for an unparalleled view of the entire city.


Wander around the Gamcheon Cultural Village

You definitely won’t want to miss this photo opportunity. Filled with colourful houses and various art installations, this village becomes pretty packed with tourists early in the afternoon – so visit early in the morning.


Relax for a few hours at Spa Land

For about 15,000 Korean won you can enjoy this wonderful oasis of warm baths, hot saunas, and relaxing healing rooms. Located in the largest department store in the world (at Centum City) this is one relaxing experience you don’t want to miss.


Breath in the ocean at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

A calming soundscape, an ancient temple, and the smell of the ocean await you at the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple – known as the sea temple in Busan. This unique Buddhist temple is built right on the edge of the ocean, with waves crashing over the rocks supporting the complex.


Eat as much as humanly possible at BIFF Square

Usually famous for the Busan International Film Festival, this small intersection is famous in my eyes for providing the most delicious street food I’ve tasted in all of Korea. I would definitely recommend trying the hotteok (호떡) a seed filled sweet pancake that’s fried right in front of your eyes.

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