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The city of Pusan, better known as Busan is a port city in the country of South Korea. The government of South Korea actually made “Busan” the official spelling in English. It is the largest port in South Korea and fifth largest in the globe. Located on the southern most tip of the Korean Peninsula, Pusan has a population of roughly 3.6 million people.
The city hosted the 2002 Asian games as well as co hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup. It is also bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Compared to the massive Seoul city, the capital of South Korea, Busan is more laid back and has a much more natural scene to it.
Busan has a humid sub tropical climate and does not experience temperature extremes. However, a point to note is that on a number of occasions in the past, the city has been hit by typhoons and hurricanes which caused untold damage. The worst was in 1959 with Super Typhoon Sarah and most recently in September 2003 when Hurricane Maemi hit.
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holidays - Top Events
Major events include the Pusan International Film festival held every fall (October). The best of world cinema is brought to Pusan. Over 300 films in numerous categories are screened.
holidays - How to Get There
There are no direct flights to Busan from Australian though a number of airlines operated scheduled direct flights to Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The main airlines are Korean air, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas and Asiana Airlines. Major departure cities from Australia are Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. It takes an average of 10 hours to fly from Sydney to South Korea and another 25 minutes to Busan.