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.
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.
The city of Busan, beautifully situated next to the Nakdonggang River and Geumjeongsan Mountain, continues the fair and equitable spirit of the Gaya and Silla cultures with a keen vision to further national self-interests and the cultivation of democracy.
Busan, located in the very heart of Northeast Asia, is the maritime gateway to the Asia-Pacific rim group of nations and serves as a major bridgehead to the Northeast Asian continent. Busan is widely supportive of talented people in every field of human endeavor.