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Busan is South Korea's largest port city and home to beautiful beaches, an amazing skyline at night, and a variety of cuisines. Busan has an urban area of 761.79 square kilometers, making the city even larger than Seoul. The administrative area of the city is divided into 15 districts and 1 county. Within the city, there is convenient transportation and major attractions are easily accessible by bus or subway. A large number of archaeological discoveries indicate that in the Neolithic Age, people living in the Busan area made a living by fishing. The coastal environment kept the city open to the outside world and allowed the people native to the area to earn livings.
During the Korean War period, Busan became the temporary wartime capital of South Korea. The influx of a large number of refugees made Busan gradually become the second largest city in South Korea. The island of Geojedo nearby Busan is the second largest island in Korea. It takes approximately one hour to get to Geojedo from Busan via the Busan–Geoje Fixed Link. Ulsan is an industrial city to the north of Busan. The city’s Daewangam Park and Jangsaengpo Whale Culture Village are worth a visit. Visitors usually choose to spend around four days in Busan, with 2 days spent visiting the city's important attractions, and the other 2 days spent shopping, relaxing at unique cafes, or exploring cities nearby.
Busan has a maritime climate with relatively warm temperatures. The average annual temperature is 14°C, and the average number of days below 0°C is less than ten year round. In August and September, the weather in Busan is generally hot and humid with above average rainfall and typhoons. Winters in Busan are warmer than other South Korean cities. However, those who want to see the snow may be disappointed. Busan and its surrounding areas are the places with the least snowfall in South Korea.
As the first largest port and the second largest city in Korea, Busan has developed its tourism industry, attracting many visitors. Therefore, there are countless Busan hotels and guesthouses of various grades. Among them, Haeundae District and Nampo-dong are the preferred accommodation areas for tourists. Popular local attractions are located here, and the transportation is convenient with centralized dining, shopping and entertainment.