We welcome you to Busan, Korea. Busan is a bustling city of approximately 3.6 million residents located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. Busan served as the country’s capital during the Korean War, and today has become one of Asia’s major economic, artistic and cultural centres. Busan is nestled between mountains, rivers and the sea with superb beaches, scenic cliffs, and mountains which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views.
Hot springs are scattered throughout the city. Its deep harbor and gentle tides have permitted Busan to become the fifth largest port in the world. The city's natural endowments and rich history have resulted in Busan's growing reputation as a world class city for tourism and culture. It is a unique city that combines Korean traditional culture with world-leading IT technologies.
At Gyeongju City participants will be able to visit numerous archaeological sites and museums devoted to the history of the Silla kingdom which ruled the peninsula over 1000 years ago. Participants can also travel by ferry or air to Jeju Island and destinations in Japan and China.
For XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference participants, the National Organization Committee ahas made a special selection of tours with discounted fee. Participants will be able to appreciate Korea’s rich history and Busan’s fascinating landscape while refreshing their hardworking minds and bodies over splendid scenery and historical sites. Please visit http://www.iussp2013busan.org/tour/e_tour_01.asp?sMenu=tou1 for information and bookings.