Wednesday, January 23, 2013

#879 Busan, South Korea

Port cities are some of the most interesting places of anywhere in the world. Busan, South Korea, is no exception -- Korea is one of the world's biggest shipbuilding nations, and aside from Incheon near Seoul, Busan is its ship hub. A lively city with many Russian sailors, poor fishermen with exotic catches and a rugged coast to explore, it's more than just a port.
Superlatives ensue with South Korea's largest beach and longest river, biggest port (the world's 5th largest port), and many monikers: Pusan, Fusan, Fuzan, Husan, etc! It is closer geographically to Japan than to its capital, Seoul (#970). It is a Free Economic Zone, and boy do you know it!


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