Looking for a destination with beaches, nature reserves, world-famous events, and hot springs? Busan, South Korea is ideal for digital nomads seeking incredible nature, rich culture, and a healthy economy for coliving arrangements. Remote workers love the accessibility of events in Busan, which is the world’s sixth city with the most skyscrapers. Busan boasts nearby beautiful hiking trails, such as those near Beomeosa Temple. This temple is a shrine dating back to 678 AD, located at the bottom of Geumjeong Mountain. Over three and a half million people occupy this city, and it’s famous for its annual international film festival, which occurs every fall. During the winter months, people enjoy the fish market, the Haeundae Polar Swim Festival, the nearby Eden Ski Resort, the Busan Sea Life Aquarium and the Christmas Tree Festival. If you’re worried about missing holiday traditions, don’t fear—you can even ice skate at Shinsegae Department Store. Busan is known as a more laid back option than Seoul. It has sixteen distinct districts and it’s easy to access the rest of South Korea by train from Busan. South Korea is generally a ‘wired’ culture, meaning you can find Wi-Fi and other hotspots with at least as much ease as you can in the United States and Europe. You’ll want to buy a Hanaro Card, which permits you to use the subway, taxis, toll roads, buses, trains, and subways.
A few fun facts about Busan:
- Many South Koreans from other areas of their country head to Busan for the summer.
- Busan is the fifth busiest port in the world.
- Natural features such as rivers and mountains define the borders of most of Busan’s districts.
- UNESCO designated Busan the “City of Film.”
Busan also hosts a significant amount of conferences across a wide variety of industries: the perfect chance for digital nomads to market, connect and further explore the benefits of coliving while they travel.