Located at the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan is the second largest metropolis in Korea and is home to the country's longest river, longest beach, and its largest port. 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. For this reasons, the busan is becoming a world class city for tourism and culture and a hot spot destination for international conventions.
Host City of International Conventions
Busan successfully hosted various international events such as the 14th Busan Asian Games, the 2002 FIFA World Cup Games and ITU Telecom Asia 2004. Through successfully hosting 2005 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting Busan advanced itself as a logistics hub in Northeast Asia. 20~30 APEC-related meetings and events, including the annual Economic Leaders' Meeting and ministerial meeting held throughout Korea in November, 2005. Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific economies attended the Economic Leaders' Meeting. Also, Approximately 6,000 domestic and overseas personnel including government representatives, business people and press participated in the event.