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Busan hosted three first round matches - entertaining the European and World Champions, France, and host nation Korea.

Capacity: 54,534.

2002 World Cup Match Reports.

Busan Asiad Main Stadium

Busan Asiad Main Stadium - Korea 2002
Busan Asiad Main Stadium

Sunday, 2nd June:

Group B:
Paraguay vs South Africa (2:2)

Tuesday, 4th June:

Group D:
South Korea vs Poland (2:0)

Thursday, 6th June:

Group A:
France vs Uruguay (0:0)

Busan's World Cup Stadium is about ten minutes from the Express Bus Terminal and the Dongbu Cross-country Bus Terminal.

Pusan Tourism

The Busan Exhibition Center was the location for the 2002 World Cup Finals draw on December 1st, 2001.

Busan, a bustling city of 4 million residents, is located on the Southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The natural environment of Busan is a perfect example of harmony between mountains, rivers and sea.

It's easy to get your bearings in Busan by using the Busan Tower as a landmark.

Busan Transportation

By Air

Busan has direct flights to Fukuoka, Osaka, Nagoya and Shendai in Japan, and Vladivostok in Russia.

There are also domestic flights to Seoul, Jeju, Gwangju, Mokpo and Kangnung.

Gimhae Airport.

By Sea

There are ferries every day to Jeju island, Changsungpo, Goje Island Okpo, Kohyun, Haekumkang, Chungmu and Yeosu.

There are also scheduled services to Hakata and Shimonoseki, in Japan.

By Road

There are two intercity bus terminals:

Dongbu Terminal:
Covers the eastern region including Ansan, Jinju, Chongju, Chonju, Inchon, Gwangju, Gyoungju Chunchon, Sangbong, Seoul, Songnam, Sunchon, Daegu, Daejon, Uijongbu and Yosu.

(Subway line #1  Station#26, Oncheon 2-dong, Dongnae-gu )

Seobu Terminal:
Covers the western region including Changwon, Haeinsa, Hapchon, Masan, Miryang, Mokpo, Namhae, Namwon, Bugok, Byochungsa, Daegu, and Dongyong.

(Subway line#2  Station#227, Kwoebup 2-dong, Sasang-gu)

By Rail

Kyungbu national railroad links Busan with Seoul via Daegu, Gumi, Daejun, Chonan and Suwon.

There are three classes of rail service.

Saemaeul trains are express trains that make fewer stops. Mookungwha and Tongilhos trains run along the Kyungjon line via Samrangjin, Masan and Mokpo.

Mookungwha trains also run along the Donghae line via Ulsan, Kyungju, Pohang, Gangnung and Seoul.

Getting Around Busan

Busan Subway:
Map of the underground stations around Busan.

Where to Stay in Busan


Haeundae Grand Hotel: (Book Online)
Located on Haeundae Beach, the Grand Hotel has 325 spacious guestrooms alongside fantastic sports and leisure facilities.

Hotel Lotte: (Book Online)
Mega size luxury hotel with over 900 posh guest rooms and 14 of the world's finest restaurants serving up local and international cuisine.

Westin Chosun Beach:
This deluxe hotel has 305 guestrooms, health club, swimming pool, sauna, business center a western restaurant and Irish bar. A great place to stay if the business is paying.


Novotel Ambassador Busan:
1405-16, Joong Dong, Haeundae Ku, Busan.
Centrally located on Haeundae Beach, Novotel Ambassador Busan offers stunning views, a natural hot spring spa and free parking.

Pullman Ambassador:
122 Daewon-dong, Changwon.
Located in Changwon City's central business district, the hotel offers free parking and a fitness centre.

Sunset Business Hotel:
1391-66 Joongdong, Haeundae-Gu, Busan.
Located on the shoreline of Haeundae Beach with the beautiful scenic views.


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