Busan, a large port city in South Korea, is known for its beaches, mountains, and temples. Busy Haeundae Beach features the Sea Life Aquarium, plus a Folk Square with traditional games such as tug-of-war, while Gwangalli Beach has many bars and views of modern Diamond Bridge. Beomeosa Temple, a Buddhist shrine founded in 678 A.D., is at the base of Geumjeong Mountain, which has hiking trails.
Another famed temple, 14th-century Haedong Yonggungsa, overlooks the ocean from a crest of rocks. Hurshimchung Hot Springs offers over 40 spring-fed soaking pools. Other notable destinations include Jagalchi Market, a large, open-air seafood market where visitors can eat raw fish straight from the stands, and Busan Asiad Main Stadium, which hosted events during the 2002 Asian Games and World Cup. In the Nam District, the UN Memorial Cemetery commemorates the Korean War. Street food stalls serve local delicacies such as dwaeji gukbap (pork and rice soup) and dongnae pajeon (pancakes with seafood, scallions, and beef).
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