Location: South Korea
Busan is the second largest city in South Korea and the fifth largest port city in the world. The city is located on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula and is well known for its beaches. Because it attracts so many Korean tourists during the summer, Busan is sometimes called South Korea's "summer capital".
Beyond going to the beach, Busan offers a wealth of historical and cultural landmarks, such as Beomeosa Temple, the fortress site of Jwasuyeong, and the impressive mountainside Geumjeongsanseong Fortress. Busan is also the closest point on the Korean peninsula to Japan, and there are regular ferries that travel between Busan and several different cities in Japan, most commonly Fukuoka and Tsushima Island.
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