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Masan [1] (마산, 馬山) is a city in South Gyeongsang, South Korea.

Dubbing itself "Dream Bay: Masan", the city may not particularly bountiful in tourist attractions itself, but it is both compact and acts somewhat as a minor transport hub for the southern end of Korea making it an easy stopover location.

Get in

By plane

The nearest airport is Gimhae in Busan. Direct limousine buses connect to Masan Station and the bus terminal every 15-20 minutes (W6200, 45 minutes).

By bus

Masan's intercity bus terminal serves destinations in the vicinity. There are frequent buses to Busan and Jinju (W4000, one hour), as well as longer routes serving Tongyeong and far southern Geoje.

There is also an express bus terminal near the baseball stadium. The Nambu bus terminal is also in South Masan (남마산) near Kyung Nam University (경남대학교).

Get around

There are several city buses, most run north-south from the train station and bus terminal in the north down to Woryeong APT in the south. Many buses will also go out to Changwon, Jinhae, or some villages in the rural areas of Masan.

If you see a bus going to 경남대 or 월영A, they're heading south to South Masan (Nammasan or Sinmasan). If you're going somewhere else in the city, you may find it best to take a taxi.

See

There is a fish market near the Bay.

Announced on November 13, 2007, a Robot theme park will be built here.

Do

Take a ferry out to Dotseom Island, which has a carnival and circus in Masan Bay.

Hike up Muhaksan, a 700m mountain near the city centre.

Buy

Eat

There are many restaurants within a one block radius of the Nambu intercity bus terminal, including Japanese, Kimbap joints, pizza chains, and fast food, most of which have English or picture menus.

Roll's Rice, directly opposite the terminal entrance provides all manner of colourful dine-in sushi options and fusion dishes (think pastas, pilaf, omu-rice) with mains typically around the 8,000 won mark.

Drink

Sleep

Budget

  • Nambu Sauna and Jjimjilbang, C:nus building, 4F (Downtown near the bus terminal. Walk out to the intersection and it's diagonally opposite McDonalds.). A jjimjilbang within 100m of the Nambu intercity bus terminal. Expect sauna access, cotton pyjamas and a pile of blankets to sleep on the heated communial floor. Has an ice room in addition to the usual array of heated rooms with decor a tiny bit more diverse than the usual warm-cube-coated-in-amethysts. 7,500 won.

Mid-range

There are numerous motels situated in the vicinity of the bus terminal.

Get out

Routes through Masan
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