Busan is like a former NBA basketball player named Scott Pippen. Do you know who he is? If your a basketball fan from the 1990s then you will know who I’m referring to, otherwise you probably have no idea.
That’s because Pippen was the SECOND best player on a team called the Chicago Bulls. His famous teammate was Michael Jordan. Yes, everybody knows who he is! But, Scott Pippen…not so much. He was actually known as “Scottie Pippen” but I was just trying to make a point.
That’s Busan and Seoul in a nutshell. Everybody knows Seoul because it’s the capital, has the largest population, and is good for those looking for a concrete jungle.
Busan on the other hand, is better for those looking for more variety in landscape and activities. Busan has mountains on one side, beaches on the other. It’s a mix of big city feel and small town vibe. Busan is juxtaposed with the old and new country more vividly than Seoul.