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  • Busan Cinema Center for BIFF
  • “Busan Cinema Center for BIFF” Sublime looking Busan Cinema Center is glittering against the night. The Center serves as BIFF’s exclusive screening theater. Around the Center, there are a slew of establishments so that one stop entertainment such as shopping, tourism and movies can be done.
  • Busan International Film Festival kicks off Oct. 2
  • Busan International Film Festival kicks off Oct. 2 Diverse films heat up theaters across the region to highlight 314 films The 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the annual 10-day celebration that gathers film enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to recognize excellence in cinema, announced the festival’s official lineup on Sept. 2 during a ...
  • Never a better time to take a trip to Busan
  • Never a better time to take a trip to Busan Ample discounts during 2014 Fall Tourism Week from Sept. 25 to Oct. 5 There is no better time than now to plan a trip to Busan. Busan Metropolitan City has partnered with 84 tourism establishments to give special discounts to tourists during 2014 Fall Tourism Week from Sept. 25 to Oct. 5. The tourism we...
  • Revel in Chinatown Festival in the city
  • Revel in Chinatown Festival in the city Experience rich Chinese culture with new events and activities around town Chinatown Festival is to kick off Sept. 26-28 where one can wallow in Chinese culture in Busan. Busan’s only Korea-China cultural celebration, the 11th Busan Chinatown Special Zone Cultural Festival (Chinatown Festival), kicks off ...
  • Busan boasts 9 unforgettable, famed sights
  • Busan boasts 9 unforgettable, famed sights Whether day or night, catch a glimpse of the city’s must-see attractions Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dream. Busan City is promoting “That Scenery, That Moment: Nine Busan Tourism Attractions” in a bid to boost Busan tourism. The concept behind this campaign is that these sights can only be seen by vi...
  • Get your cheer on with a new contest
  • Get your cheer on with a new contest Busan City’s Internet broadcasting portal, Bada TV (www.badatv.com), is holding a contest using user-generated content to support the successful hosting of the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan. The contest aims to ignite citizens’ interests in the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, which is only about 30 d...
  • Globe-trotting biz leaders rally in the city
  • Globe-trotting biz leaders rally in the city The 13th World Korean Business Convention (Hansang) unfolds at BEXCO Local businesspeople and overseas Korean business leaders active in every corner of the world will once again gather at BEXCO in Haeundae from Sept. 24-27 to participate in the 13th World Korean Business Convention. This year’s conventi...
  • City offers superb education environment
  • City offers superb education environment Good living environment, cheap tuition picked as top reasons for studying Foreign students studying in Busan unanimously agree on one thing - the quality of education in Busan is top-notch. The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) recently conducted the poll “Survey on Busan Regio...
  • Young leaders build cross-border friendships
  • Young leaders build cross-border friendships Young people from 19 Busan’s sister cities in 13 nations are engrossed in “Busan learning” by joining “2014 Busan Next Gen. Leader Camp” Aug. 25-31. Young people from 19 sister cities in 13 countries were engrossed in learning about Busan while they toured around the city’s cultural, historical...
  • Record-Scale G-Star to kick off at BEXCO
  • Record-Scale G-Star to kick off at BEXCO Korea’s largest game exhibition G-Star, in light of its 10 year anniversary, is slated to be held at BEXCO in Haeundae, Nov.20-23. Busan Metropolitan City announced that as of Sept. 1, 423 companies from 25 countries signed up for this year’s G-Star. The number of booths at the exhibition hall that is booked ...
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  • 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...
  • There’s more to the great outdoors than nature
  • There’s more to the great outdoors than nature This time of year, the city is alive with special outdoor performances. One of Busan’s top attractions, Busan Cinema Center in Haeundae, will hold free movie screenings and orchestra performances, and newly opened Busan Citizen Park will feature impressive fountain shows. Busan Cinema Center will ...
  • Music fountain dazzles with sublime lights
  • Music fountain dazzles with sublime lights Busan Citizen Park will showcase melodic music fountain show every night. Night Music Fountain Show at Busan Citizen Park At night, the newly opened Busan Citizen Park becomes a romantic date venue. LED lights and the fountain light up the evening, displaying a colorful array of illumination at the...
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  • 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...
  • Exciting summer in Busan 2. Patbingsu
  • Exciting summer in Busan 2. Patbingsu Melt away the heat with summer’s best treat Korea’s quintessential summer dessert is patbingsu. Made from shaved ice topped with syrup, red bean paste and other ingredients, this dessert is refreshingly sweet. Bingsu is the classic Korean dessert and has become popular all year round. Aside from tr...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Samgyetang, please The Westin Chosun Busan Until Aug. 31, the Korean restaurant Sheobul offers summer’s best health food, abalone samgyetang (chicken soup with ginseng). Ingredients include ginseng, jujube and milk vetch root, which are added to a steaming broth of whole chicken with abalone. The price is 45,000 won ($44). The Panorama Lou...
  • Exciting summer in Busan 2. Open terraces with a view
  • Exciting summer in Busan 2. Open terraces with a view Breathtaking scenery and delectable food Among popular restaurants near the beach, there are places that boast open terraces with views that capture the hearts and tastes of tourists. The Bay 101, where one can enjoy a refreshing beer while admiring the beautiful night view of Marine Cit...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Salmon with tomato sauce at the Westin Chosun Hotel. Marvelous Mediterranean The Westin Chosun Hotel Through Aug. 31, the buffet restaurant Camellia is offering a Mediterranean Promotion. Menu items include Greek salad, made with traditional feta cheese, mussel lasagna, salmon, Mediterranean pasta and seafood pizza. Lunch is 69,000 won...
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  • 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...
  • My Opinion / BIFF is a perfect venue for bending traditiona...
  • My Opinion BIFF is a perfect venue for bending traditional rules This is a story of cultural difference. When you go to a movie in North America, there aren’t assigned seats. People line up early not only to get tickets, but to choose a good seat. The first time I went to a movie in Busan, it was empty except for one other person. My date and...
  • 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 ...
  • Foreigners get to show off their Hangul skills
  • Foreigners get to show off their Hangul skills Oct. 1 event designed to promote the study of language and culture On Oct 1, at Global Village at Seomyeon, Foreigners’ Korean Language Competition kicks off. Photo shows a participating team’s performance last year. The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) is seeking participants ...
  • Interview - Park Dina, model from Morocco
  • Interview - Park Dina, model from Morocco ‘Beautiful sea, kind people of Busan, I love you’ With four years of Korean living under her belt, the blonde beauty crisscrosses the broadcast station with still less than perfect Korean. Her name is Park Dina, who is 26 years old and from Morocco. She liked Korea so much that she changed her name. In...
  • Budget service to Hong Kong
  • Budget service to Hong Kong Low-cost carrier offers six direct flights a week Budget carrier Hong Kong Express Airways began a Busan-Hong Kong route on Aug. 7 on the back of a sharp rise in the number of visitors to Hong Kong and the southeastern region of Korea. There are six flights a week from Busan and Hong Kong. The flights leave Busan at 2:25...
  • KTX goes nonstop to Incheon
  • KTX goes nonstop to Incheon 10 round trips daily with no transfers needed It is now possible to take the KTX nonstop to Incheon International Airport. Korail inaugurated the service on June 30 and offers 10 round trips daily. Therefore, passengers from Busan to Incheon can avoid the inconvenience of having to transfer to the Airport Railroad Expre...
  • Foreign graduates can seek jobs with D-10 visa
  • Foreign graduates can seek jobs with D-10 visa Status permits holder to apply for positions with local companies John Wong, not his real name, is a foreign student from China at Pukyong University. With graduation just around the corner, he would like to get a job in Korea. The Busan Immigration Office advises a D-10 visa for foreign students in ...
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  • 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...
  • Wide Angle - 2. Busan Citizen Park
  • Wide Angle - 2. Busan Citizen Park ‘As a resident, I feel so intensely proud’ Residents of Busan enjoying themselves under the tunnel fountain of the newly opened Busan Citizen Park. ‘I let go for a moment... all the tiresome and heavy burdens of my daily life, at Busan Citizen Park. At first, it seemed somewhat awkward to walk on the i...
  • Wide Angle - 1. Busan’s zoo The Park
  • Wide Angle - 1. Busan’s zoo The Park Busan’s one and only animal kingdom The Park allows visitors to “converse” with the animals by walking around the zoo and watching the creatures roam freely in a safari-like setting. It is like walking into the middle of the jungle. Busan’s premier zoo, The Park, opened on April 25. There are more th...