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There aren’t many destinations in the world where you can combine big-city buzz with a five-star beach break, but that’s precisely why Busan, on the southern coast of South Korea, deserves to be on every traveller’s 2023 agenda. Indeed, Busan has become a holiday hotspot thanks to it inimitable cuisine, where you can enjoy lip-smacking seafood in lively markets or dive into the city’s hipster café culture, and an emergent art scene that’s one of the fastest-growing in Asia. Read on and discover why ‘the Santorini of Korea’ should be your next adventure.
From scrumptious delicacies to mystical temples and even bubbling springs (the latter making for an unforgettable spa experience), Busan’s stock as an unforgettable holiday destination is rising. Here’s why the South Korean city needs to be on your radar