Trip Report: South Korea, Part 4: Our Favorite Spots in Busan


On a recent trip to South Korea, here are our favorite spots and where we stayed in SeoulGyeongju & Busan.  South Korea is an amazing, adventurous vibrant place to choose as your next destination.

Our Favorite Spots in Busan

  • Gukje Market – Following the Korean War, refugees who fled to Busan set up stalls in order to make a living, and this was the beginning of the Gukje Market (gukje meaning “international” in Korean). The Gukje Market is one of Korea’s largest markets; each alleyway is crowded with stalls, and it connects to Bupyeong Market, Kkangtong Market, and other smaller markets. The market stocks such a wide variety of goods, that you can find almost everything you need right here.
  • Busan Gamcheon Cultural Village  – Picturesque attraction featuring a village of colorful houses, painted murals, shops & cafes.
  • Busan Gwangandaegyo Bridge (aka “Diamond Bridge”) – a suspension bridge located in Busan, South Korea. It connects Haeundae-gu to Suyeong-gu. The road surface is about 6,500 meters long, with the bridge as a whole spanning 7,420 meters. It is the second longest bridge in the country after the Incheon Bridge.
View from the Park Hyatt Busan of Diamond Bridge
View from the Park Hyatt Busan of Diamond Bridge

Where we Stayed in Busan

  • Park Hyatt Busan
    • Amazing views of the Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge)
    • At Park Hyatt Busan, guests will discover the traditional values of courtesy, care, and comfort with the discreet, residential, and sophisticated style of Park Hyatt™. Whether guests are visiting the hotel for an important meeting or a relaxing weekend away, Park Hyatt Busan offers an array of services that are sure to make stays memorable.

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