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Busan is the country’s largest sea port, situated on Korea South’s southeastern coast. Enjoy the fantastic views from the Tower in Busan. There are various city’s attractions including Kumjongsansong Fortress, Pomosa Temple and the great, busy fish market.

The neighbouring coast has 2 main beach resorts, Songjong and Haeundae.

Haeundae is the more famous and features a long, white sand beach with a wide selection of hotels and restaurants. Haeundae's tourist attractions include the close-by medicinal hot springs and sightseeing boat tours. Another hot-spring resort in the region is Tongnae, while Kumgang Park offers astonishing rock formations and historic monuments, which include a pagoda and numerous temples.

The excellent Ulsukdo Bird Sanctuary provides some world-class bird watching while Chirisan National Park is famous for its fine hiking and mountaineering destination.

Hwaeomsa Temple is situated on the flank of Mount Chirisan, well-known for its ancient pagodas and yearly lantern festival.

Korea’s southwestern district provides breathtaking coastal surroundings, most notably the 1,000-plus islands that create the Tadohae Haesang Marine National Park. Of the islands that provides accommodation and facilities for travellers, dramatic Hongdo and rocky Huksando are the most renowned. This zone is very excellent for its graceful sunsets. Mokpo is the coastal town and the place of the superb new National Maritime Museum and departure spot for ferries to a lot of the National Park’s islands and also for Cheju-do Island.

Cheju-do-Island

Just off Korea South's southwest coast, the beautiful resort island of Cheju-do is dominated by Mount Halla, the highest mountain at 1950 metres (6400ft) in Korea. This scenic island is about an hour by plane from Seoul, and provides warm, sunny climate and various recreational facilities which means it is the country’s most favourite place for honeymooners. Hikers will enjoy walking trough a rough path to the top of Mount Halla and for those who look for a beach holiday, will enjoy white sandy beaches, warm waters and excellent sports facilities.

The Chungmun tourist area provides water sports, a ‘Pacific’-themed leisure centre and a golf course. One of the main amusement parks, Cheju World, offers fun for thrills and rides lovers. A variety of natural attractions include 3 magnificent waterfalls, the Samsonghyol Caves and the volcanic surroundings of Songsanilchulbong Park. Tours of numerous tangerine orchards and visits to Songup Folk Village are also very well-known. Great seafood is renowned in Cheju-do, some of which is still harvested by traditional haenyeo women divers.