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  • Let's pack up and go on a camping trip!
  • Let's pack up and go on a camping trip! Children have a ball while playing in a hammock at a camping site. We are at the tail end of the summer. Soon fall will make its presence felt with cool, refreshing breezes. Clear blue skies and fresh air signal one thing - it's time to go camping. With more people discovering the joy in leisure activities, ...
  • Get ready, a huge sale is on!
  • Get ready, a huge sale is on! The Busan Grand Sale runs Sept. 11-Oct. 10, offering ample benefits Foreign tourists visiting the city pose to have commemorative pictures taken to celebrate the Busan Grand Sale. During the sale period, prices will be reduced on hotels, restaurants and shopping places as well as tourism options, making your Busan tour mo...
  • Pretty hanbok frocks color Haeundae
  • Pretty hanbok frocks color Haeundae The photo features gorgeous models dressed in hanbok during last year's Busan Hanbok Day. For the 2015 Busan Hanbok Day, scheduled for Sept. 12, wear a hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) and walk along the beach. Organized by regional college student voluntarily, Busan Hanbok Day kicks off in the Haeundae Beach...
  • Cruise tourism gets easier and speedier
  • Cruise tourism gets easier and speedier The new International Passenger Terminal boasts top-tier amenities The new International Passenger Terminal had its grand opening ceremony on Aug. 26 and geared up for full operations. Pictured above is the new terminal, located in the old Dock No. 3 and 4 of the North Port. Busan Port has just become even ...
  • Spotlight shines on city's charms
  • Spotlight shines on city's charms International media fly in to capture the charms of the city. Foreign journalists interview a vendor at Jagalchi Market in Busan. This summer, global media companies are lining up to shine a light on Korea's second-largest city. "Happy Camp," the signature entertainment program of Hunan Satellite TV, China's No. 1 ...
  • Festival brings out exquisite art
  • Festival brings out exquisite art The city's quintessential fest Sea Art Festival runs from Sept. 19 to 30. A Taekwon V robot has been set up on the beach as installation art. For one month, Busan's Dadaepo Beach turns into a gigantic outdoor art museum. The 2015 Sea Art Festival is back for its 30-day run from Sept. 19 to Oct. 18. Organized by B...
  • Try these electrifying extreme water sports!
  • Try these electrifying extreme water sports! Surfers bask in the sun, cerulean ocean and waves with white frothy foam in Songjeong Beach. If you are wondering about how to make the most of the remaining summer, you should head to the sea. The cobalt blue ocean is waiting for you to dive in, but it offers much more than the usual beach activities. B...
  • Time to roll out the blue carpet
  • Time to roll out the blue carpet The third annual Busan International Comedy Festival kicks off Aug. 28 The photo shows the act "Don't Explain," which helped the Umbilical Brothers nab the grand prix last year. The duo left the audience in stitches as one person did all the acting while the other created all the sounds. Humor will unite audiences ...
  • City expands free interpretation
  • City expands free interpretation Free translation and interpretation services will be upgraded for Busan-residing foreigners of diverse nationalities. From the second half of this year, Busan City and the Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) add five more languages to the existing seven languages for translation and interpretation se...
  • Check out a fabulous traditional show
  • Check out a fabulous traditional show 'The Queen's Banquet' runs through December at the Haeundae Grand Through December, Busan National Gugak Center presents "The Queen's Banquet" regularly at the Haeundae Grand Hotel. Performers show off outstanding moves while playing the drums in the photo. The Busan National Gugak (Korean traditional music) Ce...
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  • Fun and easy camping awaits you in the heart of beautiful ...
  • Fun and easy camping awaits you in the heart of beautiful Busan Camping is easier and hassle-free at Samnak Ecological Park Auto Camping Site. Good old family fun is in order when loved ones are sitting in front of a barbecue while camping. Delight in convenient camping on the riverside - Samnak Auto Camping Site Everyone feels like getti...
  • The ocean and the mountains provide the best healing
  • The ocean and the mountains provide the best healing - Gijang Camping Site Nighttime camping is uniquely appealing at a camping site near Gijang. Camping has really caught on these days: It allows us to forget about tedious city life while reveling in nature, at least for a little while. Campers are especially draw ing is more appealing than saunt...
  • Camp out right on the sandy beach
  • Camp out right on the sandy beach - Songjeong Beach Camping Site No good camping experience is complete without sumptuous meat on the grill. Urban outdoor activities are becoming more popular, as people seek out leisure activities in the mountains, oceans and valleys. If you are an outdoor buff, how about trying out various ocean sports during the ...
  • With blue skies and waves, you're on top of the world!
  • Exciting summer in the city With blue skies and waves, you're on top of the world! Busan is truly blessed in that it boasts seven beaches, making it a fabulous environment to enjoy ocean sports. Just plunging into the ocean is one way to have fun, but you can kick it up a notch if you try other activities, like surfing, yachting and rafting. ...
  • Crank up the engine on a kayak
  • Crank up the engine on a kayak -Jet kayak If you seek a spine-chilling thrill, a jet kayak is for you. Put an engine on a kayak and the end result is a sport that will satisfy a true speed demon. In a regular kayak, one paddles along on calm waters, whereas in a jet kayak it's possible to reach high speeds without paddling. Jet kayakers can enjoy ...
  • Wind surfing meets paragliding
  • Wind surfing meets paragliding - Kiteboarding In kiteboarding, one uses a kite to skim across water or snow, like in paragliding. Sometimes called kitesurfing or flysurfing, it's an extreme sport that combines paragliding and wakeboarding. First a gigantic kite is connected to the board, harnessing the wind to pull the surfboard across the waves. Af...
  • Feel the summer breeze on the top deck of the City Tour Bus...
  • Exciting summer in the city Feel the summer breeze on the top deck of the City Tour Bus! New to Busan? On a tight schedule? Now there’s an easy way to enjoy a trip to the city. In this case, the City Tour Bus fits the bill. Busan City Tour Bus has rapidly caught on, with the ride sought out by some 700 people during the week, 1,000 people durin...
  • Tourists line up at the bus stop to take the Jumbo Bus.
  • Circle around Taejongdae past Yeongdo Bridges ■ Jumbo Bus Tourists line up at the bus stop to take the Jumbo Bus. A giant two-story bus crisscrosses the heart of Busan, providing a great option for tourists. This kind of bus has already seen stellar popularity in tourist areas in Europe and Hong Kong, while Busan has also launched its Jumbo Bus, ...
  • Tips> City Tour Bus 101
  • Tips> City Tour Bus 101 - Transfer from the Jumbo Bus to the BUTI For an additional cost, Jumbo Bus users may use the BUTI Bus. At just 5,000 won for adults and 3,000 won for children, passengers can enjoy this supplementary route, over Gwangalli Beach, Marine City, Dongbaek Island, Haeundae Beach, Centum City (Shinsegae Department Store), Busan Cinema ...
  • Fierce summer festivals are kicked into high gear!
  • Exciting Summer in the City Fierce summer festivals are kicked into high gear! "Sea of festivals that will wash away the heat!" ■ Busan Sea Festival (Aug. 1-8) The Busan Sea Festival made its debut in 1996 and is now in its 20th year, becoming one of Korea's major summer soirees. The festival revelers are in for a pleasant surprise...
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  • Savor the sights and every drop of coffee
  • DELECTABLE BUSAN: Open-terrace cafes Savor the sights and every drop of coffee Busan's best beachside hangouts offer breathtaking night views Cool breezes and terrific night views draw in a slew of tourists and locals at open-terrace cafes in Busan. The photo shows the outdoor terrace of The Bay 101. The onslaught of summer heat has finally relent...
  • Foodie's review / A perfect place for stunning views and sp...
  • Foodie's review A perfect place for stunning views and spectacular food Up on Haeundae's north side is Dalmaji Hill, nicknamed as Greece of Busan. It is chock-full of breezy walking paths, beautiful views along Haeundae and Gwangalli Beaches, fancy villas, swanky restaurants and coffee shops. We decided to stop at Oh! Happy Day Wine Restaurant and ...
  • Enjoy a taste of home away from home
  • BUSAN'S SIGNATURE FOOD IV: Homemade burgers Enjoy a taste of home away from home Everyone's favorite comfort food, hamburgers go upscale As people clamor for healthy, delectable homemade burgers, various burger-specializing eateries are seeing soaring popularity in Busan. Patrons are about to sink their teeth into a scrumptious homemade burger in the...
  • Foodie's review / High-end burger place
  • Foodie's review This high-end burger place is definitely worth a visit Many people just prefer to go and grab a burger from famous McDonald's or Burger King, as we all love and grow up eating these burgers. I was just like these people until I once tried a homemade burger at Butcher's Burger in Gwangalli.It was such a great experience. When ...
  • Cool off with a heavenly treat
  • BUSAN’S SIGNATURE FOOD 3: Patbingsu Cool off with a heavenly treat Savoring this icy dessert is the only way to survive Korean summer In the middle of summer, Bingsu patrons can't get enough of it in both styles: traditional dishes with red bean paste and exotic ones with a variety of toppings. Patbingsu season is back and better than ever! Pat (...
  • Traditional style dessert with red bean paste on the ice
  • Traditional style dessert with red bean paste on the ice - Yonghodong Halmae Patbingsu This joint is touted as the No. 1 go-to place for patbingsu in Busan, located in the alley across from Igidae, Yongho-dong, Nam-gu (district), and competes on cheap prices and locally procured red beans. There are only two items on the menu - patbingsu and danpatj...
  • Foodie’s review / Finding the perfect bingsu for the forei...
  • Foodie’s review Finding the perfect bingsu for the foreign palate When I first came to Korea years ago, I tried patbingsu from some ajumma (older woman) who was selling it on Haeundae Beach. It’s a Korean dessert consisting of pat (red bean), shaved ice, and a few random pieces of fruit like melon or pineapple from those cans of Fruit Cocktai...
  • Relish exotic food without leaving the city
  • DELECTABLE BUSAN: Global cuisine restaurants Relish exotic food without leaving the city When you're in the mood for global food, don't miss these local restaurants In many corners of the city, restaurants are sprouting up, specializing cuisine from different parts of the world. Pictured above is Papas Taco House. The eatery does Tex-Mex style food...
  • Dine in style in the Marine City area
  • DELECTABLE BUSAN: Marine City Dine in style in the Marine City area Make the most of the amazing views at these stylish establishments Restaurants located near Marine City offer sweeping views of the ocean and Gwangan Bridge. For this reason, they are popular among families and couples looking for a divine dining experience. Pictured above is a coup...
  • Enjoy summer nights with a glass of beer
  • - Delectable Busan: Beer pubs Enjoy summer nights with a glass of beer Make the most of the beer trend sweeping the nation this season As more people have become beer enthusiasts, some of the city's best expat haunts are becoming immensely popular. Above is Haeundae's Wolfhound, where customers pictured are smiling. It's hard not to think ab...
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  • OPINION / Summer in Busan brings with it self-assurance
  • OPINION Summer in Busan brings with it self-assurance Recently, I marked my six-month anniversary living here in beautiful Busan. I celebrated by accidentally locking myself out of my apartment. Trapped in what could only be called a sauna of a hallway, I stood at my door for a good 30 minutes pondering my sweaty fate. After about the 20th time ...
  • For Your Information / Test your knowledge on Busan
  • For Your Information Test your knowledge on Busan Official homepages run a quiz event Busan City launches a quiz event targeting foreigners on its official foreign-language homepages in English, Chinese and Japanese. The event runs until Sept. 30, and is offered to visitors to the Busan City foreign-language homepages in three languages. Visitors c...
  • For Your Information / Delve into exotic culture
  • For Your Information Delve into exotic culture Watch Bollywood films and more at BCC To mark the upcoming fall season, Busan Cinema Center (BCC) screens European and Indian art films. First off, from Sept. 1 to 20, a selection of 16 European gems are to be screened via the European Movie Feature Presentation. Top-shelf quality but lesser known ...
  • For Your Information / Classical music on fall nights
  • For Your Information Classical music on fall nights BMIMF will run Sept. 3 to 11 One of Busan's top music festivals, Busan Maru International Music Festival (BMIMF), is set to captivate you this fall. The BMIMF is Busan's iconic music fest that invites some 1,000 musicians, including Korea's foremost orchestras and artists and foreign individual...
  • OPINION / Do I have to learn Korean to live in Korea?
  • OPINION Do I have to learn Korean to live in Korea? Now, this may seem rhetorical. Certainly if we asked the question, "Do I need to learn English to live in Canada?," the answer would be a resounding "yes." However, many of the expats living and working in Korea continue to do so with little or no knowledge of the Korean language. Having stayed...
  • For Your Information / City serves up cinematic fun
  • For Your Information City serves up cinematic fun Events galore at Busan Cinema Center At Cine Talk, movie directors and actors convene with cinephiles to talk about films. During the Busan Cinema Center Movie Festival (BCMF), which runs till Aug. 30, colorful movie-related events will unfold at the eponymous venue. The fest, newly born this ye...
  • For Your Information / Get a glimpse of Cuban culture
  • For Your Information Get a glimpse of Cuban culture BFIA to hold World Cultural Special Class An opportunity is available where one can gain vivid insight into life and culture of the Caribbean. The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) has invited a Cuban student who is studying in Busan to host the World Cultural Special Class, ...
  • -Hotel News
  • -Hotel News Enjoy an Italian-style buffet - Haeundae Grand Hotel Buffet restaurant Grand Table is holding an "Antipasti Lunch Buffet." For the lunch buffet, available from midday till 3 p.m., customers can choose one main dish and relish other various dishes like diverse chef-selected salads, tapas, bruschetta, seafood and desserts. The main dish me...
  • OPINION / Busan hosts myriad of events, even in the fall
  • OPINION Busan hosts myriad of events, even in the fall Summer is raging on in Busan as we once again are met by the rain, heat and humidity, along with the hundreds of thousands of out-of-towners who make the annual pilgrimage to the city’s beaches. In fact, I kind of look forward to the end of summer as it signifies the best part of the year - ...
  • For Your Information / Watch movies at the museum!
  • For Your Information Watch movies at the museum! Pique your interest in art via films The poster of the movie 'The Chef' (2012). At Busan Museum of Art, one can enjoy artistic masterpieces while also catching a movie. At 2 p.m. on every Wednesday and Saturday until Aug. 29, movies and art history documentaries will be screened in the auditorium ...
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  • WIDE BUSAN: Mount Hwangnyeong Observatory Lounge
  • WIDE BUSAN: Mount Hwangnyeong Observatory Lounge Get swept away by the panoramic view Come and behold an unparalleled scenery in the comfort of an indoor lounge A special place found home on Mount Hywangnyeong, a famed venue offering sweeping views of the city. A new observatory lounge opened up last month, where one can revel in the cityscape of ...
  • Where the whole city falls beneath your feet
  • Where the whole city falls beneath your feet Mount Hwangnyeong Observatory Lounge opened in August, where one can take in every corner of Busan, such as Gwangan Bridge and Igidae. Visitors check out the cityscape starring Gwangan Bridge on the rooftop of the lounge. Standing on the observatory deck on the first floor of the lounge, one is enveloped ...
  • Let your hair down at the riverside park
  • OPEN SPACE FOR SUMMER: Samnak Ecological Park Let your hair down at the riverside park As the largest park in town, this outdoor sanctuary is the best venue for summer fun A leisurely stroll can reveal the beauty of a slow-paced life. Glorious cherry blossoms in full bloom in spring, and the heat of a rock festival in summer: These are some of the ...
  • Leisure activities include sports and culture
  • Leisure activities include sports and culture Visitors to Samnak Ecological Park can engage in a wide array of activities like strolling along the trail and using outdoor swimming pools in summer. At Samnak Ecological Park, one can take delight in not only nature but also leisure activities. First off, the park is equipped with a vast range of spo...
  • Come behold an audio visual spectacle
  • OPEN SPACE FOR SUMMER: Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams Come behold an audio visual spectacle Water streams, lights and music are masterfully curated to showcase a visual wonder A sizzling summer is upon us, with everyone scrambling to find a shelter from the intense heat. But one of those shelters comes in the form of a fantastic fountain in t...
  • A perfect summer night with music and lights
  • A perfect summer night with music and lights The Dadaepo Fountain provides a number of joys. During the day, children (or children at heart) can enjoy its charms, while in the evenings, this centerpiece serves as a multi-level entertainment venue. At 11 a.m. and every hour on the hour between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., the fountain transforms into a p...
  • City's square offers a cool summer retreat
  • OPEN SPACE FOR SUMMER: Song Sang-hyeon Square City's square offers a cool summer retreat Since opening a year ago, the park has blossomed into a hub of culture and relaxation Dynamic Busan is compiling a list of the city's special outdoor spaces where we can take in cool breezes and nighttime air in the sultry weather. For the second episode, we intro...
  • Urban sanctuary comes alive every weekend
  • Urban sanctuary comes alive every weekend Summertime in Song Sang-hyeon Square lights up with romance and fun. It's because a flea market opens every weekend and busking performances amuse visitors. From 4 p.m. every Saturday, the flea market is set up on the street, selling and buying odds and ends. Anybody can freely sell their own crafts or...
  • OPEN SPACE FOR SUMMER: Busan Citizens Park
  • OPEN SPACE FOR SUMMER: Busan Citizens Park Outdoor oasis offers an urban sanctuary Since opening a year ago, the park has blossomed into a hub of culture and relaxation As we are headed for the onslaught of summer, Dynamic Busan would like to introduce outdoor places where people can seek a respite from the unrelenting heat. First off is Busan Citiz...
  • Busan Citizens Park / Get the most out of your visit
  • Busan Citizens Park Get the most out of your visit With lush forests and artificial lakes, Busan Citizens Park offers a sanctuary. Families and friends can walk on the bridge above the artificial lake in the park. Busan Citizens Park offers tons of things to see as well as a shelter for relaxation. The park welcomes visitors for taking a stroll a...