If you are planning to spend a few days in Busan and are looking for the most picturesque spots in the city, you have landed on the right page. We have put together a list of the most Instagrammable places in Busan, packed with cafes, and spots for you to explore.
And because we know that navigating the streets of South Korea, even if you have Naver Maps (for IOS | for Android) or Kakao maps (for IOS | for Android), can be challenging, we’ve added addresses in Korean.
You can directly copy and paste them inside the app and follow the instructions to get there. Based on our experience, in many cases having the name of a location written in Korean characters will help you find it on the map.
Before every trip, Ingrid heads over to Instagram and does intense research for the most picture-perfect spots in the area. She has them all saved in folders in her account, and Busan is no exception.
But because we know not everyone has the time or patience to do that, we have put together this comprehensive list.
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Most Instagrammable places in Busan – spots for taking pictures in Busan
Gamcheon Cultural Village (부산 감천문화마을)
One of the most colorful spots in South Korea, Gamcheon Cultural Village is set on the hills, offering a stunning ocean view.
Its streets are packed with colorful murals, but you will also have to choose between the tens of cafes with terraces overlooking the neighborhood.
A visit here should be included on any Busan itinerary.
Address: 200 Gamnae 1(il)-ro, Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea | 부산광역시 사하구 감내2로 203
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Huinnyeoul Culture Village (희여울문화마을)
A narrow colorful street, perched above the sea, from where the ocean will charm you with its infinite blue. Initially thought to be a lively tourist area, Huinnyeoul Culture Village quickly became a laid-back area, with the white and colorful buildings contrasting with the blue sea, known also as the “Santorini of Busan”.
Along the 14 intertwined streets and alleys, we found countless cafes, lazy cats, vibrant murals, and breathtaking views.
This place has become extremely popular with Korean people, and you will find them strolling around and taking countless Instagram-worthy pictures.
Huinnyeoul Beach Cafe (흰여울비치)
A beach-themed cafe with pink exterior walls and beautiful ocean views. The perfect place for pictures in Busan!
Address: 부산 영도구 영선동4가 1109
Huin-yeoul Coastal Tunnel
The tunnel is 70 meters long and if you cross it you can reach the nearby fishing village where you can enjoy fresh sea food.
However, don’t leave without taking the popular picture with the sea as your background.
Go Slow Cafe (고슬로우)
An ocean view cafe with a pretty boho chic interior design, and large windows overlooking the sea. If you are hungry, this might not be the place for you, but you can come here for your morning coffee.
LaValse Hotel in Yeongdo-gu
One of the most Instagram-worthy hotels in Busan, LaValse Hotel is set on Yeongdo Island.
Set close to some Busan tourist attractions, within walking distance of a subway station, the hotel offers stunning views over the harbor and the surrounding hills.
We stayed in a standard room with ocean views and we liked how simple and modern the interior was. The hotel offers also breakfast served at its rooftop cafe and has a sauna.
The corner room is its main attraction, but you should book way in advance if you want to find any available. They do have a Korean-style room where you basically sleep on the floor, and that would also be a unique experience to have.
Cup & Cup Cafe (컵앤컵 광안리)
If you are looking for views of the Gwangandaegyo bridge and the endless blue you should try finding a place at the Cup&Cup cafe (광안리카페 컵앤컵 cup•cup).
Address: 부산 수영구 광안해변로 177 4층, 5층.
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Waveon Coffee (웨이브온커피)
The view is stunning and the coffee is great!
It is a popular destination, mainly because it is one of the most picturesque cafes in the region, thus getting there in the morning (or as soon as they open at 10AM) will be a good idea.
Address: 부산 기장군 장안읍 해맞이로 286
Along the beachfront at Haeundea, you will find some of the most luxurious hotels in Busan, all boasting sea views and infinity pools. Paradise Hotel is one of the fanciest and most instagrammable hotels in the region.
A picture from its infinity pool is a must if you can afford the hotel’s price tag.
The Hydrangea Flower Cultural Festival at Taejongsa Temple & pink house
Usually, the festival takes place every year during June and July at the Taejongsa Temple. However, for the past few years it has been canceled.
The pink house is a private property surrounded by hydrangeas in bloom, where people go to for the perfect pictures. As always, if you get there, please respect the owners and visit quietly.
Address: 부산 영도구 동삼동 813-27
Movement Laboratory Cafe
This is another cafe worth checking out because of its views, but also its coffee.
They also have a cute cat, and one of the best sea views in Busan.
Address: 부산광역시 해운대구 달맞이길 65번길 148
The Sky Capsule
The hottest tourist attraction of 2022, the Blue Train and the Sky Capsule attract thousands of people on a daily basis.
You have probably seen videos of the colorful small capsules floating above the sea, offering breathtaking views along the way.
The Sky Capsule has a shorter distance than the Blue Line Train, operating on a 2-kilometer section, and it only links Mipo to Cheongsapo. The whole ride takes less than 30 minutes, and the car goes on an average speed of 4 kilometers per hour.
Montee104 (몽떼104) Cafe
Montee104 is another small cute cafe set above the Sky Capsule entrance at Mipo Station.
It is popular for its view of the sea and the small colorful train cars.
Address: 부산시 해운대구 달맞이길104번길 18-19 몽떼104
Gwangalli Beach (광안리해수욕장)
One of the 2 most popular beaches in Busan, Gwangalli is the place to come to for fun under the sun. On top of that, there are plenty of cool cafes set along the sea, but also many restaurants and bars.
Gwangalli is also a great place for sunsets – the sky turns pink as the sun hides under the sea, and the Gwangandaegyo Bridge lights up.
The small harbor next to Haeundae Beach
Once you leave the beach behind, head over to the small harbor filled with colorful fishing boats. During the morning, this place come to life when locals come to shop for fresh fish.
Once night falls, the restaurants lined up along the sea front become packed with people looking for delicious food.
Minutes away from the famous Songjeong Beach where people come for surfing, you will find 2 lighthouses: one red and one white.
Use your imagination and create some Instagram worthy shots.
The Bay 101 (더베이101)
Set on Dongbaek Island with the sumptuous skyscrapers behind, this is a fancy hot spot close to Haeundae and Gangwalli beaches.
Come here after sunset and enjoy a stunning view, shop for souvenirs at the fancy 101 Gallery, enjoy dinner at the Daedo Restaurant, or grab a bite from one of the pubs and enjoy it with a view.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple (해동 용궁사(부산)
Even though South Korea has plenty of temples by the sea, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is one of the most popular.
Visit the temple for sunset, or come here on Buddha’s Day when all Buddhist temples are decorated with colorful lampions. Another time worth visiting is during spring for the cherry blossom season, the temple making it of the top places to see cherry blossom in Busan.
Visiting the Oedo Island Botanical Garden is another fun activity for a day outside of Busan. The island is small and is located in the South Sea, where you will have the chance to admire over 1000 types of subtropical plants in a charming setting.
And of course, plenty of picture opportunities.
One of the best spots to go to if you want to see Busan from above, especially after sunset.
How to get there:
Metro: Line 1 (Orange Line), City Hall station (시청/122), Exit 6 >
Bus: Yeonje-gu 1 > Get off at Mulmangol (물만골) bus stop > Walk about 20 minutes (1.4 km or 0.9 mile)
Metro: Line 2 (Green Line), Geumnyeonsan station (금련산/210), Exit 6 > Taxi: 10 to 15 minutes (about ₩5,000)
Address: 황령산 전망쉼터
Oryukdo Island & 오륙도 Skywalk
A beautiful natural setting that changes depending on the ocean’s tide: you might see 5 or 6 islands.
Address: 137, Oryukdo-ro, Nam-gu, Busan
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