Masan City may not be a popular tourist destination, but it is located in beautiful country blessed by the sea, and there are several good reasons to visit the Port of Masan. Having been the temporary home of Mongol troops for a time, the Port of Masan has a decidedly different flair.
The Port of Masan has a moderate climate with four seasons. Summers are hot and humid with frequent rains, and winters are mild. Summer temperatures can reach 32 °C (90 °F), alt6hough the average summer temperature is from 20 °C (68 °F) to 26 °C (78 °F). Humidity is highest in July, when it can reach 80%. The coldest and driest month is January when temperatures range from -5 °C (23 °F) to 5 °C (41 °F) and humidity falls to from 30 to 40%. The best time to visit the Port of Masan is in the autumn from September through November when sunny days are cooled by refreshing sea breezes.
Visitors to the Port of Masan will want to check out the 250-year-old fish market that has been important to the regional economy for generations. Fresh fish is very affordable, and the market is a gathering place for locals. The Masan Fish Market Festival is attended by more people each year. With cheerful merchants, choice selections, and a delightful atmosphere, the fish market is well worth a visit.
The climate and conditions in the Port of Masan make it a perfect place for growing beautiful chrysanthemums. They grow in such high quality that the Port of Masan mums bring some of the highest prices in the country, supplying flower markets across South Korea. Since 2000, the city has held the Masan Gagopa Chyrsanthemum Festival in the Dotsom ocean park to both promote this wonderful local product and to celebrate the islands of Namhae.