news
  • "The 19th BIFF ended with enthusiasm!"
  • "The 19th BIFF ended with enthusiasm!" The 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) kicked off on Oct. 2. BIFF screened 312 movies from 79 nations and drew a record number of some 226,000 cinephiles and renowned movie stars.The festival's curtains closed after a 10-day run.
  • Enjoy Busan Fireworks Festival on Oct. 25
  • Enjoy Busan Fireworks Festival on Oct. 25 K-pop concert kicks off as an opening ceremony at Busan Citizen Park on Oct. 24. In fall, glamorous fireworks will scatter across Busan’s night skies once again. In its 10th year, Busan Fireworks Festival returns with even more grandeur and exuberance, under the theme “New Love for Busan.” On Oct. 24...
  • ITU conference kicks off on Oct. 20 in Busan
  • ITU conference kicks off on Oct. 20 in Busan The event will run at BEXCO in Haeundae-gu (district), through Nov. 7 The 2014 Busan ITU Plenipotentiary Conference is scheduled for three weeks from Oct. 20 at BEXCO, Haeundae-gu (district). Busan will be reborn as a global ICT city. It is expected that the Busan ITU (International Telecommunication U...
  • Visitors to the ITU will enjoy a cultural feast
  • Visitors to the ITU will enjoy a cultural feast During the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference period, a wide array of cultural events and experiential programs will be showcased to cater not only to conference participants, but also to locals and overseas tourists Free Festivals and concerts will be held with the ITU conference The 2014 Asia Song Fes...
  • Busan beats Beijing in financial competitiveness
  • Busan beats Beijing in financial competitiveness Korean port city ranks 28th according to global consulting group Z/Yen Busan’s financial competitiveness has surpassed that of Paris, France, and Beijing, China. After the completion of the Busan International Finance Center (BIFC), the stature of Busan as a financial city is rising day by day. Busan...
  • "Learning from the Joseon Dynasty!"
  • "Learning from the Joseon Dynasty!" A Hangul (Korean alphabet) calligraphy contest’s foreign participants are hard at work showing off their Hangul handwriting skills.
  • Busan’s seed hotteok captivates Danish palates
  • Busan’s seed hotteok captivates Danish palates Korean students residing in Denmark lure interest through social media Busan’s seed hotteok (Korean pancake) is captivating the palates of people in Copenhagen, Denmark. The project by Busan-born students is expected to promote Busan globally till next April. Busan City’s English-language Faceb...
  • “Top stars are coming to Busan”
  • “Top stars are coming to Busan” Global movie stars and directors are flocking to Busan in October for Busan International Film Festival and Busan Fireworks Festival. Hyorin from Sistar, a top Korean girl group, is coming to attend a K-pop concert for the opening ceremony of Busan Fireworks Festival while Chinese actress Tang Wei and Korean actre...
  • Festivals abound across Busan this fall
  • Festivals abound across Busan this fall The city is brimming with events for everyone to enjoy in October This fall, Busan is gleaming with festivals and the arts. In many corners of the city, events are abundant, including mega festivals like Busan Biennale, Busan Fireworks Festival and the rising global Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), not t...
  • City commemorates UN spirit on Oct. 24
  • City commemorates UN spirit on Oct. 24 69th UN Day ceremony held to pay tribute to (1950-53) Korean War veterans To commemorate the 69th United Nations (UN) Day on Oct. 24, diplomatic delegates and war veterans and their families will visit Busan. An international event is set to take place in the city to celebrate the UN spirit. Busan Metropolita...
enjoy busan
  • Dive into Busan’s fun tourism options
  • Dive into Busan’s fun tourism options Busan, with its expansive seaside and splendid night views, is officially an ocean city. But what are some ways to enjoy it to the full? Here’s a heads up: You can take a yacht in the ocean, hop on the Busan City Tour Bus via land, and if there’s still time, jump on an eco-cruiser Are you ready for a spin aroun...
  • City is Korea’s capital of festivals in October
  • City is Korea’s capital of festivals in October Busan is ablaze with fantastic festivals in October. These include Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), which is quickly becoming a global film festival, and the city’s biennale, which showcases global virtuosic art pieces. Dynamic Busan gets you up to date on Busan’s October festivals that are n...
  • Join the City and get immersed in the sea of movies!
  • BIFF all guide Join the City and get immersed in the sea of movies! The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), a festival groomed to be one of the world’s top five film festivals, is set to open its glorious curtains on Oct. 2. Dynamic Busan gets you up to speed with the festival’s lineup. At Haeundae Beach, during the BIFF, a talk show t...
  • Fall’s a splendid season for shopping and tourism
  • Fall’s a splendid season for shopping and tourism Busan’s biggest shopping and tourism festival, the 2014 Busan Grand Sale, will unfold at a plethora of locations throughout the city from Sept. 12 to Nov. 12. And there will be a slew of fun festivals and exhibitions in store, such as the Busan Biennale, Busan Maru International Music Festival (BMIMF)...
  • Joyful, exciting holiday traditions
  • Joyful, exciting holiday traditions Chuseok, one of Korea’s biggest holidays, is coming Sept. 8. Various locations will host fun-filled events to mark the harvest celebration. Some of the most popular venues are the Busan National Gugak (traditional music) Center and Busan Museum. At Hongbeopsa temple one can experience minsok (folklore) and songpyeon (...
  • Don’t miss the City Tour Bus
  • Don’t miss the City Tour Bus The Busan City Tour Bus is going through an evolution. It allows tourists to view the precious attractions of Busan in a more convenient way. New courses have begun operating since July 10 that cater to tourists, who can now visit the newly opened Busan Port Bridge as well as Korea’s biggest urban park, Busan Citizen Park...
  • Festival season in full swing throughout the summer
  • Festival season in full swing throughout the summer Summer in Busan, Korea’s biggest summer vacation spot, is filled with festivals and unique experience events. In August, the pinnacle of the hot summer, the Busan Sea Festival and Busan International Rock and Magic Festivals are held, providing a huge array of entertainment for visitors and residents ...
  • Summer in Busan Enjoy summer vacation in Busan 3. Beachside...
  • Summer in Busan Enjoy summer vacation in Busan 3. Beachside street performances Time’s right for singin’, playin’, dancin’ in the street Summer nights in Busan are filled with special performances at the beach. Exotic Gwangalli Beach will have street performances on its beachside road throughout July and August. Haeundae Beach will set up stag...
  • A water-sports Shangri-la
  • Summer in Busan 2. Marine Sports A water-sports Shangri-la It is heart-stopping and thrilling just to see windsurfers gliding across the blue sea. Busan, a mecca for marine sports, is a paradise for residents and foreigners alike who love being in or on the water. Pick and choose from a wide variety of marine sports activities at many locations and...
  • Golden sand and a stunning surf awaits visitors
  • Summer in Busan Enjoy summer vacation in Busan 1. Things to see Golden sand and a stunning surf awaits visitors Busan is a city that embraces the summer, with golden sand, stunning surf and many things to enjoy. The beaches are packed with domestic and foreign tourists this time of year. On June 1, Haeundae, Gwangalli, Songjeong and Songdo beaches...
food
  • Delectable Busan: Savor draft beer while exploring the city
  • Delectable Busan: Savor draft beer while exploring the city Fight off travel fatigue with flavorful tap beer Beer is a no-frills, simple drink that anyone can enjoy. While traveling, more often than not one really craves a cool glass of beer. Dynamic Busan gets you up to speed on the draft beer bars anyone can experience in the city - Galmegi Brewi...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Celebrities inspire hotel package Haeundae Grand Hotel The “Star House Package,” at Haeundae Grand Hotel, where celebrities of the 19th Busan International Film Festival stayed, is being offered until the end of December. One night at the A-type Deluxe Room with an ocean view is 200,000 won ($187), while with a city view it is 170,000 won...
  • The city brims with festivals in fall
  • The city brims with festivals in fall In October, Busan is packed with festivals The events on offer range from small gu (district) and gun (county) festivals to mega festivals like Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). It seems that these types of events kick off every weekend, with diverse themes ranging from Busan Jagalchi Market to Dongnaeeupse...
  • Restaurants near the film and fireworks festivals
  • Restaurants near the film and fireworks festivals Relish fresh raw fish and enjoy exotic cafes Once you have feasted on fun festivals, it’s time to appease that growling stomach. Dynamic Busan has the scoop on terrific restaurants near the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and Busan Fireworks Festival sites. Millak Raw Fish Center ...
  • Delicacies of Busan - Awesome eateries around BIFF screenin...
  • Delicacies of Busan - Awesome eateries around BIFF screening theaters Raw fish and bulgogi : Delectable festival eats Visitors to the Busan International Film Festival will not be disappointed with the wide array of dishes in the surrounding area, ranging from raw fish, bulgogi (barbecued beef) and Italian dishes. Don’t miss a bite with Dynamic Bu...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Dim sum dish offered at Westin Chosun Busan. Ready for fall’s flavors Westin Chosun Busan The hotel’s buffet restaurant Camellia will host a Chinese dish promotion through Oct. 31.Featured dishes include chili abalone, which incorporates chili sauce and the fall’s seasonable ingredient, abalone. Cordyceps militaris soft tofu soup,...
  • Delicacies of Busan. Gourme steak and wine
  • Delicacies of Busan. Gourme steak and wine Medium rare, please, and a fab Cabernet When one samples global foods in Busan, if it is not to be Korean food, isn’t steak the safest bet? Dynamic Busan introduces some steak and wine restaurants that are catching on. Foreign patrons enjoy wine and steak at Cabinet. Orchestra Restaurant Orche...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Colorful cuisine Haeundae Grand Hotel Blueberry salad at the Grand Hotel. During September, there will be a color food promotion at Tiffany buffet restaurant. Dishes include grilled long Chinese yam, squash roll wrapped with nuts and cheese, fried eggplant stuffed with pork, blueberry salad and octopus salad. The buffet price is 5...
  • Exciting summer in Busan 4. Samgyetang
  • Exciting summer in Busan 4. Samgyetang Energizing and healthy, samgyetang rules Samgyetang (chicken soup) is touted as the best energy-giving summer food. It is extremely popular among foreigners due to its tender meat, clean-tasting broth and nutritional merits. Dynamic Busan profiles some of city’s most popular samgyetang joints. Korea’s quin...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News It's in the cards Haeundae Grand Hotel Until Aug. 23. Hot Summer with BC Card Packages are available at two levels. The A Type for 270,000 won ($262) includes one night in a deluxe family room with an ocean view, access to the grand swimming pool and suntan zone for three persons, and a voucher for draft beer sets at the Live Hof outdoor ter...
life
  • Dynamic Busan will set up at Global Gathering
  • Dynamic Busan will set up at Global Gathering Magazine’s booth will be packed with lots of useful info, events and gifts Dynamic Busan will set up a booth at Dasom Madang in Busan Citizen Park for Global Gathering on Oct. 18. Foreigners visiting the booth will receive foreign-language newspapers and gifts. Dynamic Busan will set up a booth at Daso...
  • My Opinion / My heart aches for Busan; 101 things I miss ab...
  • My Opinion My heart aches for Busan; 101 things I miss about Busan I knew that some day I would miss Busan, but I never thought I would miss it as much as I do now. They say you don’t realize how good something is until it is gone. Now that I have been away from Busan for nearly a year, after having lived there for 12, it has made me aware of ...
  • Busan-Danang(Vietnam) flights to launch
  • Busan-Danang(Vietnam) flights to launch Busan-based budget carrier Air Busan will kick off regular flights between Busan and Danang, Vietnam, for the first time, starting next April 9. The flight will leave Busan around 9 p.m. twice weekly on Thursday and Sunday and will take about five hours. The Busan-Danang route, ever since Air Busan’s irregular...
  • History of Goguryeo, Balhae
  • History of Goguryeo, Balhae Busan Museum hosts “The Culture of the Russian Primorye from Antiquity to Modernity.” In one site, you can take in the history and culture of Goguryeo (37 B.C.-668 A.D.) and Balhae (698-926). As part of the 2014 international exchange exhibitions, Busan Museum will host “The Culture of the Russian Primorye from Ant...
  • BIFS holds open house Oct. 28
  • BIFS holds open house Oct. 28 Busan International Foreign School (BIFS) is to host an open house at its Elementary Hall at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 28. The event will start with the “Welcome to BIFS” meet and greet from 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. A campus tour will follow from 10 a.m. for 45 minutes. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a question-and-answer session regardi...
  • Tips on getting around
  • Tips on getting around Traveling Busan is easy on the City Tour Bus and Metro There are many useful tools such as the Busan City Tour Bus and the one-day Metro pass. Also, when in need of interpretation, call 1330. City Tour Bus makes tourism easy Busan City Tour Bus is Busan’s landmark tourism product as one ticket alone will allow vi...
  • Test your Busan knowledge with online quiz
  • Test your Busan knowledge with online quiz Busan City is offering opportunity to win money and prizes through Sept. 30 by asking questions about Busan. English homepage event window. In a bid to promote the beautiful city of Busan and its news, Busan Metropolitan City is hosting an event on Busan City’s foreign language websites. The event is tit...
  • Every day is magic in Busan
  • Every day is magic in Busan Korea’s popular magicians put on a show for tourists Every day in Busan, one can be mesmerized by Korea’s top magician Choi Hyun-woo. Korea’s top magicians enchant Busan residents every day with their fabulous magic shows. The Busan Tourism Organization (BTO) and Samjoo Corporation are hosting performances unti...
  • Hanbok hall closed for remodeling
  • Hanbok hall closed for remodeling BEXCO (Haeundae) Hanbok Experience Hall will temporarily close until Sept. 30. The Busan Tourism Organization (BTO) announced that due to BEXCO’s internal remodeling construction, in light of hosting 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in the middle of Oct., it will temporarily close Hanbok (Korean traditional clothes) ...
  • Now showing: Subtitled Korean films
  • Now showing: Subtitled Korean films The Busan Cinema Center launched an English subtitle service for Korean movies on Sept. 1 to help foreigners understand Korean movies and introduce them to Korea’s diverse culture. Cinemountain Cinema is currently screening a subtitled version of the Korean movie “The Admiral: Roaring Currents,” which surpassed ...
views
  • Wide Busan / UN Memorial Cemetery
  • Wide Busan UN Memorial Cemetery ‘Peace mecca’ Busan evokes spirit of UN World’s one and only UN Memorial Cemetery celebrates UN Day on Oct. 24. On the day, throngs of Koreans and tourists visit to deliver gratitude to the soldiers who gave their lives for the sake of peace and freedom Foreign soldiers who fought in the 1950-53 Korean War are ...
  • A complete guide to shopping in Busan
  • A complete guide to shopping in Busan Best places to buy presents in the city In “shoppers’ paradise” Busan, diverse goods can be bought at the world’s largest department store, traditional markets and specialty markets. Photo shows Lotte Department Store Gwangbok Branch. Any tourist will look for a place to purchase presents for family a...
  • Summer nights in Busan - 5. Busan Citizen Park & Song Sang-...
  • Summer nights in Busan - 5. Busan Citizen Park & Song Sang-hyeon Plaza Enjoy a refreshing oasis in an urban jungle Busan Citizen Park and Song Sang-hyeon Plaza are catching on as a new relaxation spot. Photo shows Busan Citizen Park pavilion fountain shows. Cozy vibes, nightly romance abound at Busan parks. When one needs a break from late sum...
  • Outing to Bupyeong Kkangtong (tin can) Night Market
  • Summer Nights in Busan - 4. Outing to Bupyeong Kkangtong (tin can) Night Market Taste some of the city’s best nightlife Bupyeong Kkangtong Night Market, with its origin as quirky as its ambience, keeps drawing people lured by local and exotic foods as well as live performances. It is bustling with life. Tourists sample diverse foods at Bup...
  • Summer Nights in Busan - 3. Gwangalli-Waterfront Park-Onch...
  • Summer Nights in Busan - 3. Gwangalli-Waterfront Park-Onchen Stream stroll Beat the heat with a walk on the mild side Waterfront Park Promenade just the ticket for those unbearable tropical nights The Waterfront Park Promenade that connects Gwangalli, Millak Waterfront Park and Ohchen Stream feels as cool as a refrigerator. Photo shows Millak W...
  • Exciting summer in Busan - 2. Street performances at Gwang...
  • Exciting summer in Busan - 2. Street performances at Gwangalli Beach All, except cars, welcome at culture fest Vehicles forbidden on beachside road where bands, magicians and dancers perform. Admire the entertainment while reveling in the cool sea breeze that blows away the summer heat. Busan’s beaches will be filled with street performan...
  • Summer nights in Busan 1. Dalmaji Hill moonlight promenade
  • Summer nights in Busan 1. Dalmaji Hill moonlight promenade Rise above the heat with a hillside stroll Dynamic Busan has prepared a new series entitled, “Summer nights in Busan.” We introduce places where one can forget the heat and admire the night view of Busan with families and loved ones. The series takes readers to Dalmaji Hill, Gwangalli beachs...
  • Global Spot - 4. UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea
  • Global Spot - 4. UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea A place of past remembrance, future hope In 2006, a memorial was erected that bears the names of UN soldiers who died during the Korean War. On the memorial is written, “We inscribe your names in our land with appreciation. We engrave your names in our hearts with love.” War veterans from around...
  • Wide Angle - 4. Song Sang-hyeon Plaza
  • Wide Angle - 4. Song Sang-hyeon Plaza A vibrant, restful oasis in heart of the city With the opening of the Song Sang-hyeon Plaza, Busan has joined the ranks of some of the world’s most iconic cities known for huge urban plazas beloved by citizens and visitors alike. Busan City expects that Song Sang-hyeon Plaza, along with Busan Citizen Park...
  • Wide Angle - 3. Opening of Busan Port Bridge
  • Wide Angle - 3. Opening of Busan Port Bridge Finally, ‘sea road of dreams’ a reality The coastal circulation road network is a core logistics infrastructure that will be crucial for the future development of Busan. The opening of the Busan Port Bridge on May 22 heralds the new era of a “sea road of dreams.” Starting from Geoje, Sou...