Busan Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by Carino
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by iwys

Most Recent Warnings and Dangers in Busan

  • "Russian?"

    by Komapsunida Written Apr 2, 2012

    I had a lot of trouble throughout my year teaching near Busan that I recieved a lot of unwanted attention from Korean middle-aged men harassing me and asking me if I was Russian. (They are essentially asking if you are a prostitute) I was by the way wearing normal clothing of a jumper and a coat etc, and many times these incidents occured in the middle of the day. Some of the time it was a passing comment, but I had a couple of occasions where men would literally try to drag me into a taxi or push money in my hands. Overall a very negative aspect of my time living there, it was humiliating and traumatic.

    Related to:
    • Women's Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mr.Sparkle's Profile Photo

    Walking the fortress wall...

    by Mr.Sparkle Updated Jan 4, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Walking the fortress wall was not at all what I thought it would be. I had visions of a real wall with many gates and towers... what I got was a long walk with nothing much to look at. The fortress wall itself is that impressive, and usually about 2 feet high. that is not a typo... 2 feet high only. As well, all the gates look similar.

    DO THIS INSTEAD... Start from Beomesa temple and hike up to the fortress gate. The gate there is impressive and the wall is just as good or better than the rest of the places. You can also hike a little more up the wall and see a view point. but then you should just hike back down to the temple.

    if you do continue the hike, it will be about 5 hours until the you reach the other end. On a nice day, it might be enjoyable, but on a cold/hot day its just going to suck.

    Was this review helpful?

  • iwys's Profile Photo


    by iwys Updated Jan 29, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Busan is more prone to typhoons than any other city in Korea. The worst ones seem to strike in September. Typhoon Maemi, in September 2003, had wind speeds of up to 216kph, killed more than 100 people, overturned ships and cars, toppled giant cranes, snapped power lines, derailed trains and destroyed buildings.

    If you are planning to visit Busan around that time of year, heed typhoon warnings.

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Work Abroad

    Was this review helpful?

  • LaLaInTheWaynePlane's Profile Photo


    by LaLaInTheWaynePlane Written Jul 28, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS bring some toilet paper with you no matter where you go. You will be glad you did....most bathrooms don't provide toilet paper...and sometimes the toilet paper vending machines located outside the bathrooms don't work.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Busan

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

22 travelers online now


Busan Warnings and Dangers

Reviews and photos of Busan warnings and dangers posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Busan sightseeing.

View all Busan hotels