Busan is South Korea’s second most populous city after Seoul. It is the economic, cultural and educational center of southeastern South Korea, with its port being South Korea’s busiest and the sixth-busiest in the world. The surrounding “Southeastern Maritime Industrial Region” (including Ulsan, South Gyeongsang, Daegu, and some of North Gyeongsang and South Jeolla) is South Korea’s largest industrial area.
This post was originally published on this site
Busan is divided into 15 major administrative districts and a single county. The most densely built-up areas of the city are situated in a number of narrow valleys between the Nakdong and the Suyeong Rivers, with mountains separating most of the districts. The Nakdong River is Korea’s longest river and Busan’s Haeundae Beach is also the country’s largest.
These wonderful color photos from m20wc51 that captured everyday life of Busan around 1951.