08/26/2015, 00.00
SOUTH KOREA
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To attract visitors, Busan is set to offer amphibious bus tours

The vehicles will be equipped with propellers that will allow them to travel in the city’s canals and river.

Seoul (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Busan city officials announced that visitors will be able to enjoy amphibious bus tours starting next year.

As South Korea’s second largest city, Busan is no stranger to technological innovations. This time, it will be the second South Korean city to have such buses. Incheon, west of Seoul, introduced them back in spring along its scenic waterway.

Modified with a propeller so that they can travel on land and water, Busan's amphibious buses will operate on a 15 km-long course, cruising along the river for five kilometres and then visiting tourist attractions on land such as Busan Cinema Centre, the official venue of the Busan International Film Festival, and the shopping paradise of Shinsegae Centum City, finally arriving at Gwangalli.

"Gwangalli sits in an area where the river meets the sea and has scenic surroundings, making it the optimal place for amphibious bus tours," a spokesman for the southeastern port city said. "We hope Busan will become one of the world's most recognised tourist attractions."

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