About Busan
2019 AOTCA Busan

General Information

General Information

The Republic of Korea (herein after Korea) is a country visited by more than ten million international travelers every year. With its long history in culture and tradition, the country has a lot to offer to travelers. Continue reading to learn general information about Korea before visiting. The Korean peninsula is located in Northeast Asia. It is surrounded by the ocean on three sides, making it a unique geographical location. With Seoul(http://www.visitseoul.net/index) as its capital city, the landsite is roughly 1,030 km (612 miles) long and 175 km (105 miles) wide at its narrowest point. Korea’s total land area is 100,033 square km, neighboring Japan to the east, China to the west, and sharing a northern border with Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).

Busan(http://english.busan.go.kr/bsglance01 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busan) is the second largest city in Korea. Its deep harbor and gentle tides have allowed it to grow into the largest container handling port in the country and the fifth largest in the world. The city’s natural endowments and rich history have resulted in Busan’s increasing reputation as a world class city for tourism and culture, and it is also becoming renowned as a hot spot destination for international conventions. Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.5 million residents, is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The size of Busan is 770.04km² which is only 0.8% of the whole landmass of the Korean Peninsula. The natural environment of Busan is a harmonious relationship of mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography includes a coastline featuring superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views with hot springs scattered throughout the city. Busan enjoys four distinct seasons and a temperate climate that never gets too hot or too cold.






12℃ ~ 21℃ (October)

Time Zone

8 hours ahead of GMT


220V, 60Hz

Country Code

Korea +82

Area Code

Busan 051 (when dialing from overseas remove the zero)

Bank Hours

9am to 4pm (Mon to Fri), Closed on weekends

General Business Hours

9am to 6pm (Mon to Fri), Closed on weekends

Restaurants &Retail Stores

Generally open 11am to around 9pm (in some cases, open until 2 to 3am)