Busan Travel Recommendations: See Asia’s Best Destination

Busan Travel Recommendations: See Asia’s Best Destination

Experience the best that Busan has to offer by booking this cheap and packed tour.

The Rundown

  • Lonely Planet’s travel experts selected Busan as the best place to visit in Asia in 2018.

  • Joining Korea’s second largest city in Lonely Planet’s list are Chiang Mai, Lumbini, and Komodo National Park, among others.

  • If you’re planning a trip to Busan, make sure to visit Busan Sea Life Aquarium! Check the admission ticket prices here.

  • You can also book this handy transportation pass if you’ll make your way to Busan from Seoul.

Also read: Seoul to Busan: Train, Flight, & Bus Options

Busan: Lonely Planet's Pick in Asia



In Lonely Planet's annual roundup of the best destinations in Asia for 2018, the thriving city of Busan in South Korea made it to the top. With its 'eclectic offering of activities to suit all travellers,' Busan is selected as the most exciting city to visit in the next 12 months. 

‘In repose between mountains and sea, Busan is a stunning confluence of scenery, culture and cuisine’
— Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet has noted that the following will make Busan 'steal the spotlight' among Asian counterparts this 2018:

  • Busan’s beaches

  • Hike hills to Buddhist temples

  • Hot Springs in Busan

  • Jagalchi Market

  • Street art & traditional dance show

  • Busan's famed International Film Festival

Gansu, China is 2017’s best Asian destination.

Busan Travel Recommendations


To enjoy the best of Busan, here are the activities, essentials, and attractions that you can book for your trip:

👉 Busan Tower
👉 Busan Skywalk, Gamcheon Culture Village, & Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
👉 Busan Sea Life Aquarium
👉 Museum of Movies and Trick Eye Museum

Other Best Places to Visit in Asia

Other destinations that made it in Lonely Planet’s 2018 list are the following:

1. Busan, South Korea
2. Uzbekistan
3. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
4. Western Ghats, India
5. Nagasaki, Japan
6. Chiang Mai, Thailand
7. Lumbini, Nepal
8. Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
9. Sichuan Province, China
10. Komodo National Park, Indonesia

If you’ll travel to any of these countries soon, check out the discounted travel tours and must-have’s for your trip by clicking below:

Enjoy Busan!

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