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Photo of the Week: Love Locks in Busan, South Korea

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Love locks outside Busan Tower

Love locks are not an uncommon sight across the world these days. Couples attach padlocks to fences, bridges or other similar public structures to symbolize their everlasting love. The love locks in this photo were attached to giant metal hearts near the base of Busan Tower. The love locks in Seoul on Namsan are more extravagant but this humble display in Busan somehow seems more intimate and exclusive, which I like.


  1. elle | nutritionella says:

    December 10th, 2012 at 4:33 pm (#)

    Saw a lot of those love locks in Salzburg last winter but love the personal take on those!

  2. Audrey | That Backpacker says:

    December 12th, 2012 at 11:20 am (#)

    I didn’t know they had these in Busan as well! I put a lock up at Seoul Tower – there must’ve been tens of thousands! It looks like they’re just getting this one started. :)

  3. 2012: A Year in Travel | Suitcase and Heels | A travel blog about walking the line between budget and luxury says:

    December 28th, 2012 at 1:11 pm (#)

    […] only having two weeks in the country, I got a pretty good taste of South Korea , visiting Seoul, Busan, Gunsan and Jeju Island. It was culture shock for sure and I was really glad to have one of my best […]

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