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Busan (or Pusan; 부산; 釜山; population 3.9 million) is a harbor city in the southeast of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The densely populated city is situated in the narrow Nakdong River valley, with mountains acting as a check on expansion to either the east or west.

Busan was the host city of 2002 Asian Games. Kumjung Mountain to the west is a popular weekend hiking spot for Pusan residents. Tourist hotels and a carnival boardwalk line the Haeundae Beach district. To the north, the neighborhoods around Pusan National University sport student cafes, bars, and open air noodle restaurants. Chalgalchi Market (near the very active port) is an area of narrow street stalls and is well known for its fish market.

Busan is served by Gimhae International Airport, in the nearby city of Gimhae.

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