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  • Korea-ASEAN Summit was a huge success
  • Korea-ASEAN Summit was a huge success It raised the city’s stature while enhancing exchanges between Korea and ASEAN In light of its successful hosting of the summit, Busan was recognized as a city of international conventions again. On the last day of the Korea-ASEAN Summit, Dec. 12, President Park Geun-hye(middle) and other top leaders of the natio...
  • Busan welcomes shopaholics to its grand sale!
  • Busan welcomes shopaholics to its grand sale! Price discounts up to 60 percent offered on hotels and 40 percent in department stores Through Feb. 22, the Grand Sale will run for tourists in Busan. They can enjoy various perks at hotels, department stores and duty-free stores in Busan. The photo shows foreign tourists visiting Korea in time for the Kor...
  • Loud cheer in Busan breaks records
  • Loud cheer in Busan breaks records Pictured above are vibrant cheerleaders at Sajik Baseball Stadium, which was featured in the New York Times International Section. The celebratory atmosphere of Korean baseball is no less dynamic than in any other country. Cheerleaders kick and jump and spectators bang out a rhythm with their noise-making plastic t...
  • Busan bags Korea Internet prize
  • Busan bags Korea Internet prize Busan Metropolitan City has achieved the feat of winning the Korea Internet Communication Grand Prix targeting public organizations four times in a row. Following 2011, 2012 and 2013, Busan was chosen again this year as the best among all public organizations at communicating with customers via social media marketing ac...
  • Streets are lit up with a Christmas tree
  • Streets are lit up with a Christmas tree Christmas excitement and romance continue this year as well. The photo shows Christmas Tree Festival’s highlight 20-meter main tree illuminating the streets of Nampo-dong.
  • Busan offers complete care for expectant moms
  • Busan offers complete care for expectant moms Pregnant women from overseas are flocking to Busan to give birth Busan is becoming a new hot medical tourism destination for obstetric and gynecological (Ob/Gyn) patients. There has been a dramatic growth of patients from overseas visiting the city for childbirth, postnatal care or infertility treatment. ...
  • City has a new title ‘Creative City of Film’
  • City has a new title ‘Creative City of Film’ The photo shows the Outdoor Greeting Event at the Outdoor Stage of the BIFF Village in Haeundae, Busan, in October. Busan became Asia’s first city to be recognized as a “UNESCO Creative City of Film.” Globally, it came in third, after England’s Bradford and Australia’s Sydney received the hono...
  • Busan bridge shows beauty of architecture
  • Busan bridge shows beauty of architecture Busan Harbor Bridge was recognized as a grand prix winner for its beauty and architectural features. Pictured above is the night scenery of the bridge connecting Yeongdo and Busan Harbor. Tourists visiting Busan can see a bridge and a park that boast architectural beauty and precisely built technology. B...
  • Chinese companies and tourists flock to Busan en masse
  • Chinese companies and tourists flock to Busan en masse Pictured above are Busan Mayor Suh Byung-soo (left) and Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun discussing the direction of cooperation. China’s cash and tourists are descending upon Busan in their droves. This is the outcome of the city’s efforts to create a corporate-friendly environment, securing indust...
  • Busan’s streets are full of brilliant Christmas lights!
  • Busan’s streets are full of brilliant Christmas lights! This year, once again, Christmas splendor will light up the Nampo-dong area from Nov. 29-Jan. 4. Colorful illuminations will adorn the skies and streets, making citizens feel all warm and fuzzy.
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  • Salute New Year with a wish and a spectacular sunrise
  • Salute New Year with a wish and a spectacular sunrise Wrap up 2014 in a special and exotic way in Busan. At the end of the year, every year, tourists can conclude the year while basking in the city’s remarkable natural scenery, where the sea juxtaposes with mountains, and greet the New Year with excitement. At the city’s seaside, New Year celebratory ev...
  • Busan City lights up with love during December
  • Busan City lights up with love during December If you are looking for a special place to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Busan might just be it, as the city is lit up in December. For local and foreign tourists visiting during the holiday season with family or a significant other, Dynamic Busan has some tips on ideal ways to share perfect moments ...
  • Enjoy Korea’s G-STAR gaming festival to the fullest
  • Enjoy Korea’s G-STAR gaming festival to the fullest Gamers have a big reason to visit Busan in November - the city is hosting the 10th G-STAR gaming festival. Some 200,000 locals and overseas travelers are expected to visit Busan to see the latest games and G-STAR’s booth girls, a highlight of the event Busan wows some 200,000 people in November....
  • Foreign tourists revel in Busan‘s iconic tourism courses
  • Foreign tourists revel in Busan's iconic tourism courses In Busan, the heat has been taken up a notch due to the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, with some 600,000 people expected to come to the city during the event. Dynamic Busan gives an updated look at some of the various tourism courses on offer for visitors In light of hosting the ITU Confe...
  • 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...
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  • Delectable Busan: Perfect eateries for year-end gatherings
  • Delectable Busan: Perfect eateries for year-end gatherings Celebrate the New Year in style in Busan City At the end of the year, how about getting together with loved ones to cherish the special time? At these restaurants, you can enjoy a classy dinner while spending time with your nearest and dearest. Opera House (Haeundae) Opera House sits on...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Families find fun at the Paradise Paradise Hotel Busan From Jan. 4-Feb. 28, Paradise Hotel will offer the “Family Winter Spa Package” so that families can celebrate the New Year as well as enjoy a warm winter vacation. The package includes one night in the deluxe room and access to outdoor spa Cimer and Winter Ocean Pool, providing a cha...
  • Delectable Busan: Nampo-dong restaurants for Christmas reve...
  • Delectable Busan: Nampo-dong restaurants for Christmas revelers Romance fills the air during Christmas in Busan Gwangbok road held the Christmas Tree Festival and special restaurants where you can go near the road. If you check out the Christmas Tree Festival with your loved ones at the end of the year, how about dropping by these restaurants...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Cooking master will teach guests Park Hyatt Busan The hotel invites native Korean global star chef Edward Kwon as a guest chef. The “Master of Food & Wine” event will showcase on Dec. 19-20 and will consist of a cooking class and a gala dinner event. Kwon is to unveil his own recipe through the cooking class, which will be held for the...
  • Delectable Busan: Food options for G-STAR participants
  • Delectable Busan: Food options for G-STAR participants A restaurant guide for gamers going to G-STAR International tourists and buyers from 32 countries will descend on Busan for the global game event G-STAR. Dynamic Busan gives readers tips on finding the best eateries near Haeundae and BEXCO, where the festival takes place If you visit the 2014 G...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Westin goes crazy for grapefruit Westin Chosun Busan Through Dec. 31, the hotel holds its “Panorama Lounge Grapefruit Promotion.” The promotion features a variety of drinks made of bittersweet grapefruit, a fruit that pairs well with fall days. Grapefruit helps to remove toxins in the body and has an anti-aging effect. Grapefruit juice ...
  • Sip the afternoon away on Jeonpo Cafe Street
  • Delectable Busan: Hot places recommended by cool Busan bloggers Sip the afternoon away on Jeonpo Cafe Street A hot cup of coffee seems almost irresistible during autumn in Busan when leaves are falling on the sidewalk. If you are a tourist visiting the city this season, enjoy a cup of coffee in the alley that stretches from Seomyeon to Jeonpo in Busanj...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Affordable luxury at Centum Centum Hotel A practical “Smart Package” is offered where one can use the hotel at an affordable price. The package includes one night in a deluxe room and sauna passes for two or a breakfast buffet for two at the Mariage Restaurant. For package users, CINE de Chef Centum City vouchers are offered on a first-...
  • 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...
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  • Learn Korean and culture at Language Cast
  • Learn Korean and culture at Language Cast Monday night linguistic exchange group in Busan has 2,000 likes on FB At Language Cast in Busan, foreigners in the city can meet Korean students, converse and learn Korean and Busan culture. Pictured above are Korean students and foreigners at the meeting, engaged in conversation. In Busan, there’s an en...
  • My Opinion / Busan is a warm-hearted city
  • - My Opinion Busan is a warm-hearted city My heart starts beating upon hearing the word Busan. I am a stage designer in the field of installation arts and a mother of three who lives in Toronto, Canada. Last April, I received a phone call. On the other line they were looking for an installation artist to work on remodeling the old Baekje Hospital...
  • Call Danuri for info on daily life
  • Call Danuri for info on daily life Danuri Call Center provides information on daily life and other services such as psychological support and everyday interpretation services programs in a bid to help immigrants through marriage and immigrant brides-to-be assimilate to Korea. Under the slogan “Beautiful Communication Together Culture” as a po...
  • More flights leave from Busan
  • More flights leave from Busan As more and more passengers are using Gimhae Airport, Busan’s skies will get busier as more and more airlines are adding flights. Jeju Air is starting a new international flight departing from Busan while Jin Air is expanding its Jeju route. On top of its existing Busan-Bangkok route, Jeju Air will kick off a temporar...
  • Take your ID to the health center for a flu shot
  • Take your ID to the health center for a flu shot Vaccinations are available at community health centers in Busan City Any Busan foreign resident with a valid ID can visit a nearby community health center or a medical facility to get a flu shot. The photo shows foreign students getting a medical checkup. As the increasingly colder temperature hera...
  • Visas for job-seeking students
  • Visas for job-seeking students Foreign students who have already graduated from a local college or will graduate soon and are planning to find a job in Busan can simply change their visa status. There is no need for them to return to their home country. Originally, in order to change the visa status, non-Koreans had to leave Korea, return home, ...
  • December, a month of concerts
  • December, a month of concerts The photo shows a poster of Sejong Soloists orchestra which will perform in Busan. Top-tier string orchestra Sejong Soloists is coming to Busan. The virtuosic team is highly acclaimed as it was much praised by CNN and the Washington Post. The team will showcase a performance themed “PASSION” at Haneulyeon Theater...
  • Shopping coupons for foreigners
  • Shopping coupons for foreigners Shinsegae Duty-Free Shop Busan Branch will give away shopping coupons that foreigners in Busan can use like cash. If a shopper presents an alien registration card, passport or a foreign student card at the information desk at Shinsegae Duty-Free Shop by Dec. 15, he or she will receive coupons that are worth 10,000 won (...
  • My Opinion / Homesick for Busan City
  • My Opinion Homesick for Busan City Eighteen hours. It took me 18 hours or more from the second my plane took off from Barajas Airport in Madrid until I set foot at Gimhae Airport in Busan. Even now, six months later, when I think about that flight it gives me headaches. During the flight, I started rethinking what I was do...
  • My Opinion / Busan is a city of festivals for all seasons
  • My Opinion Busan is a city of festivals for all seasons The Busan of 2014 and 1996 are two totally different cities. Truly, the city we live in now deserves to be recognized as Dynamic Busan. Now, Haeundae and Gwangalli are Busan’s crown jewels of festivals, attracting foreign tourists, businessmen and convention goers alike. Just because summe...
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  • Winter in Busan: Busan’s fish cake (eomuk)
  • Winter in Busan: Busan’s fish cake (eomuk) Busan eomuk melts away cold weather Busan’s landmark snack Samjin Eomuk is going viral all around the nation as a must-eat item. Patrons line up in front of the stores since they can pick and choose sanitary and diverse homemade eomuk (fishballs) themselves. Pictured above is the inside of the main branch l...
  • Winter in Busan: Luxury yacht cruises
  • Winter in Busan: Luxury yacht cruises Hollywood-style yacht tours come to Busan Romantic tours on the ocean are catching on, as they combine romance and fun. While onboard beholding the city and ocean in one glance, one can find a different side of Busan. Hop on a cruise or yacht and dive into the city’s charms day or night! In the photo, pass...
  • Wide Busan / Bupyeong Kkangtong (tin can) Night Market
  • Wide Busan / Bupyeong Kkangtong (tin can) Night Market Quintessential nighttime fun in Busan Bupyeong Kkangtong Night Market is emerging as a new hot tourism site as Korea’s first permanent night market. The photo shows tourists and citizens checking out food stalls at the market. Bupyeong Kkangtong Night Market is growing into a landmark touris...
  • Wide Busan / ‘Turn Toward Busan’ on Nov. 11
  • Wide Busan / ‘Turn Toward Busan’ on Nov. 11 A record-breaking moment of silence Busan invites 100,000 people to join in an online commemoration campaign on Oct. 30 with an aim to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records In light of the 69th UN Day, on Oct. 24, a commemoration ceremony was held at Busan UN Memorial Cemetery to pay tribute...
  • 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...