Busan, South Korea

  • Busan, South Korea
Travel + Leisure

Fancy a French treat? Croissants, sweet pastries, and fruit tarts are generally hard to find in South Korea, but not at OPS Bakery, a local chain and Busan institution. For the best selection, head to the flagship store in the Camellia Building, near Haeundae

Busan, South Korea

Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.

Must-Sees from the Editors of Travel + Leisure

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

The original temple was built in the Goryeo dynasty in 1376, but was later destroyed during the Japanese occupation of Korea. The current structure was erected in the 1970’s by architects who faithfully matched the original designs, and today this sacred Buddhist site, teetering on a rocky cliff above the ocean, is Busan’s top attraction.

Busan Tower

Head to the top of this central tower for excellent views of the surrounding city and harbor. At 387 feet, you’ll be able to spot landmarks like the flower-filled Yongdusan Park and the statue of Great Admiral Yi Sun-shin, a famed naval commander and national hero.

Gwangalli Beach

Less crowded than Busan's Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli is best known for its wide shore, calm waters, and skyscraper backdrop. While workout enthusiasts might like waterskiing or windsurfing, sybarites can hang back on the white sands and enjoy views of the iconic Gwangan Bridge.

Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.