SOUTH KOREA PORTS AND CITIES
Busan, South Korea
Experience a Unique Mix of Old and New on Your Cruise to Busan, South Korea
The second largest city in South Korea and the nation's primary seaport, Busan is your cruise gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples, and the city's bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. Busan is, in short, a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures, to Westerners, one of Asia's most sophisticated and venerable cultures. The Pulguk-sa Temple located in Kyong-ju is considered the high point of ancient Korean art and architecture. Gyeong-ju, the old capital of the Silla Dynasty was designated one of the world's 10 most significant historic sites by UNESCO. Ja-Gal-Ch'I is a popular fish market known as "Aunt's Market" and was established by women peddlers during the Korean War.