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  • One phenomenal photo op
  • "One phenomenal photo op” A new observatory deck has been built on Dalmaji (greet the moon) Road in Haeundae. Visitors can admire the breathtaking view of the sunset as well as take photos of the view of Haeundae Beach and the Diamond (Gwangan) Bridge in the distance.
  • Like Busan? Facebook friends just love it
  • Like Busan? Facebook friends just love it English page collects piles of posts praising the city’s many attractions and its people Tourists are swarming to Busan. They are filling the streets of Centum City, dubbed the ‘Manhattan of Korea’, as well as Taejongdae, Gwangalli, Jagalchi Market, Nampo-dong and Mount Yongdu Park. Tourists from abroad prais...
  • Prognosis excellent for medical tourism
  • Prognosis excellent for medical tourism Busan is on track to be one of top three destinations in Asia Medical tourists visiting Busan tour the Dongnam Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences. Foreign medical tourists are flocking to Busan as the city emerges as a mecca of medical tourism in Asia. Patients from Russia, China, Japan, the Unit...
  • Skyline Course takes visitors to new heights
  • Skyline Course takes visitors to new heights Passengers on the City Tour Bus on their way up to Mount Hwangnyeong make a short stopover to take photos of the cherry blossoms. On board the Skyline Course On April 5, the new Skyline Course of the City Tour Bus began operation. The bus leaves Busan Station and travels along Jungang Road and then g...
  • Safe community convention coming
  • Safe community convention coming Busan, which was the first metropolitan city in Korea to be accredited as an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization (WHO), will host an international convention on safety issues. From May 12-15, the 7th Asia Safe Community Annual Convention will be held at BEXCO in Haeundae under the theme of “Int...
  • Nagasaki becomes 7th friendship city
  • Nagasaki becomes 7th friendship city Busan and Nagasaki have become friendship cooperation cities. On March 25, Mayor Hur Nam-sik met with the governor of Nagasaki prefecture, Nakamura Hodo, and concluded the agreement making Nagasaki Busan’s seventh friendship cooperation city. The agreement states the two cities will cooperate in culture, touris...
  • Art show draws 162 galleries from around world
  • Art show draws 162 galleries from around world Largest international art exhibition in Korea scheduled April 18-21 Visitors participate in last year’s Art Show Busan. Korea’s biggest international art fair, Art Show Busan 2014, will be held April 18-21 at the Exhibition Center II of BEXCO in Haeundae. Participating will be 106 galleries in Ko...
  • NTERVIEW / Luc Harvey, Assistant Director of English Montre...
  • INTERVIEW Luc Harvey, Assistant Director of English Montreal School Board Getting an education about Montreal schools “Montreal is a bilingual city. Students in Montreal can converse naturally in English and French, and because of this they have the opportunity to enter international society.” said Luc Harvey, Assistant Director, Commission sco...
  • Ground broken for Hilton
  • Ground broken for Hilton Six-star hotel will anchor East Busan Complex The blueprint of the Hilton Hotel Busan in the East Busan Tourism Complex. The groundbreaking for the six-star Hilton Hotel, which is set to become the new landmark of East Busan Tourism Complex, and Ananti Penthouse, was held March 27 at East Busan Tourism Complex in Gijang ...
  • Companies make their mark
  • Companies make their mark Busan’s companies are adding vitality to the regional economy by making strides in the Middle East and Europe. Machinery-related companies, a major industry in Busan, have achieved strong export records. According to Busan City and the Busan Economic Promotion Agency, Busan companies recorded $700,000 worth of consulting a...
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  • The Five New Wonders of Busan
  • The Five New Wonders of Busan The long-awaited plaza named after a local hero, the much-anticipated children’s zoo and Busan Port Bridge, which is the final leg of the city’s coastal beltway, are just some of the new and exciting attractions opening in Busan soon. The massive Busan Citizens Park will open next month. The first phase of Busan Int...
  • City sheds light on the area’s best night-viewing sites
  • City sheds light on the area’s best night-viewing sites April is a good time to go on a leisurely nighttime excursion. Evenings are cool and refreshing, perfect for a stroll or drive around the city to admire the lights. It is perhaps the ideal time to enjoy the night view, which is one of the prime attractions of living in a big city. In Busan, there ...
  • Let’s go hiking in Busan
  • Let’s go hiking in Busan Springtime is the right time for a walk along the coast Springtime in Busan is when the coastal scenery is especially stunning, and a walking and hiking craze grips the city. The recently opened abandoned train tracks of the Donghae Nambu line, which show the charm of Busan’s sea, are a delight. Galmaet-gil (seagull road) Co...
  • Where history and culture come alive
  • Where history and culture come alive What kind of places are Dongnae and Geumjeong? Dongnae and Geumjeong are places in Busan deeply rooted in history and culture. Dongnae was the name of Busan during the Silla dynasty. Busan’s cultural and tangible assets are in Dongnae, and the town is historically well preserved. How to get there Dongn...
  • Vibrant markets and historic sites in Nampo-dong
  • Vibrant markets and historic sites in Nampo-dong What kind of a place is Nampo-dong (Jagalchi)? The nights are brighter than the day in Nampo-dong and Gwangbok-dong. The glittering neon signs, the unique eye-catching interiors of the street shops, the food stalls and the bustling crowds of young people all make this area a vibrant and animated pl...
  • Seomyeon is the ‘happening’ place to be
  • Seomyeon is the ‘happening’ place to be Where is Seomyeon? Seomyeon is Busan’s most vibrant central shopping and entertainment area where streets are filled with people all year round. About 70 percent of them are teens or twentysomethings, and the area is dubbed “the street of youth.” There are gigantic department stores, discount stores a...
  • Dazzlingly exciting both night and day
  • Dazzlingly exciting both night and day Along with Haeundae, Gwangalli is Korea’s foremost resort and tourist destination. There are diverse festivals held throughout the year at Gwangalli, and Cafe Street along the beach has an exotic appeal. And there’s so much more. The road to Gwangalli - How to get there: - Transfer at Seomyeon Stati...
  • Fall in love with Haeundae again for the first time
  • Fall in love with Haeundae again for the first time Korea’s pride and biggest resort and tourist destination is undoubtedly Haeundae. With its internationally renowned luxury hotels and diverse entertainment facilities, oncheon (hot springs) and beaches, Haeundae is an exciting and happening place all year round. There is lots to see and do at Busan Ci...
  • Warm up to exciting and memorable winter tourism in Busan
  • Warm up to exciting and memorable winter tourism in Busan Despite the blistering cold, there is an abundance of experiences and events held all over Busan. Dynamic Busan introduces some of the many activities that residents and tourists can enjoy in the city during the winter months. Tourists at the Nurimaru APEC House take photos with the Diamon...
  • Have yourself a very merry Busan Christmas
  • Have yourself a very merry Busan Christmas Looking for a memorable way to spend this coming Christmas? We introduce special Christmas events that tourists from home and abroad can enjoy with their families and loved ones in Busan. To spend a romantic Christmas in Busan, there are a plethora of colorful events held around the city. ‘Snowflakes...
food
  • Foreigners’ Favorite Restaurants 1. Steak & Mexican Food
  • Foreigners’ Favorite Restaurants 1. Steak & Mexican Food Magnificent scenery and good looking steak In Busan, one can taste food from all parts of the globe. The most common cuisine apart from Korean food is perhaps steak. Dynamic Busan introduces popular steakhouses, and a Mexican restaurant in the city. Foreign guests at the Cabinet steak...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Guinness beer, fish and chips at O’Kim’s. Irish eyes are smilin’ Westin Chosun Hotel Busan The Irish pub O’Kim’s will hold a 25th anniversary celebration happy hour event through July 17. There will be a 30 percent discount on Guinness, Pilsner, Paulaner, Asahi, Sapporo and Heineken beers and side menus from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ...
  • Restaurants with a festival feel 1. Near Gwangalli
  • Restaurants with a festival feel 1. Near Gwangalli Raw fish, family fare and Italian, too April to November is festival time in the city. Dynamic Busan introduces restaurants with a festival feel. The first part of the series covers the Gwangalli area, site of the Gwangalli Eobang Festival. kylee2131@korea.kr At Gwangalli, there are many raw ...
  • Good Taste / Galbitang the best cure for homesickness
  • Good Taste Galbitang the best cure for homesickness I arrived in Korea two years ago as a student at Kyungsung University. I am Indonesian. Most strangers who go to a new country for the first time have a problem with the food. So did I. As we know, every country’s food has its own taste. Korea is the first country I have visited. Everybody ca...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Fish and chips served at O’Kims, Westin Chosun. Luck o’ the Irish The Westin Chosun Hotel The Irish pub O’Kim’s is celebrating its 25th anniversary with 25,000 won ($23) meals and prize giveaways through June 30. The special lunch menu is fish and chips. Prizes include a Giant Defy bicycle, Coleman tent, Ballantine whiskey, ...
  • Delicacies of Busan 4. Foreigners’ favorite steakhouses
  • Delicacies of Busan 4. Foreigners’ favorite steakhouses Soft, tender meat that melts in the mouth In Busan, there are steakhouses and restaurants specializing in galbi or bulgogi that are beloved by foreigners. Marine City in Haeundae is renowned for its lamb restaurants, Gwangalli for its charcoal-grilled galbi haunts and Seomyeon for its steakhous...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News All set for spring Paradise Hotel Busan The Korean restaurant Kaya and Japanese restaurant Sakae offer spring set menus through April 19. Sakae’s features spring flounder, spring halibut, fresh seasonal salad and neat Japanese delicacies for 50,000 won ($47) including VAT. Kaya’s set menu includes spring salad, seasonal porridge and water...
  • Delicacies of Busan Traditional Markets - Famous restauran...
  • Delicacies of Busan Traditional Markets - Famous restaurants of Jagalchi Market Fresh seafood and sashimi heaven Jagalchi Market is Busan’s foremost traditional market. It is a “taster’s heaven,” where one can sample a wide variety of the freshest seafood and raw fish. Dynamic Busan introduces the famous restaurants of Jagalchi Market. ...
  • Good Taste / How about a mouthwatering beefsteak?
  • Good Taste How about a mouthwatering beefsteak? Discover the pleasure of beef at Danny’s New York Steak in Nampo-dong. Located just across from the Megabox Movie Theatre, the western-style restaurant offers a tranquil ambience with generous spacious seating. Good lighting and calming background music prepare your appetite and mood for an outstan...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Spring lunchbox package at Westin Chosun Picnic time in spring Westin Chosun Hotel The spring package offered from March to May includes a Vecchia e Nuovo picnic box with a ham and cheese sandwich, fruit and coffee or premium mineral water. Package prices range from 220,000 won ($205) to 410,000 won according to type of room, view ...
life
  • Have a ball for charity at BIWA’s spring benefit event
  • Have a ball for charity at BIWA’s spring benefit event Proceeds from traditional April 26 gala will benefit our neighbors in need Busan International Women’s Association (BIWA) will hold a charity ball at the Haeundae Grand Hotel on April 26. The Busan International Women’s Association (BIWA) will hold its annual spring charity ball on the si...
  • My Opinion / A top destination, city is always Dynamic
  • My Opinion A top destination, city is always Dynamic When I first came to Korea in 2009, I had never heard of Busan. Coming from Small-Town, USA, I was googly-eyed with amazement when I moved to what seemed to me like the booming megalopolis of Gimhae. So you can imagine the jaw-dropping effect Busan had on me when I started exploring the seemingly...
  • Hanbok hall a fitting cultural experience
  • Hanbok hall a fitting cultural experience BTO-sponsored hall draws a crowd to BEXCO to try on Korean tradition Foreign tourists try out Korean traditional attire at the Hanbok Experience Hall at BEXCO. “Try on hanbok and also take Polaroid photos - all for free.” The Hanbok Experience Exhibition Hall, which is operated by the Busan Tourism ...
  • My Opinion / Marine City is the marvel of Haeundae
  • My Opinion Marine City is the marvel of Haeundae About a month ago, I moved to Marine City in Haeundae. For the past four years I lived in the Jung-dong area of Haeundae, which I quite liked and will always be fond of. But Marine City, with its sky-piercing apartment buildings, wonderfully wide sidewalks and overall air of the opulent life in mo...
  • Folk culture takes center stage at parks
  • Folk culture takes center stage at parks Weekend performances at Mount Yongdu and new Citizens Park Starting this month, visitors to Mount Yongdu Park can enjoy traditional Korean norimadang (outdoor play) every Saturday. Every week, visitors to Mount Yongdu Park can enjoy traditional Korean folk plays. From April to November, Busan Cultura...
  • Animal, plant information center opens at Gimhae
  • Animal, plant information center opens at Gimhae The Animal and Plant Inspection Center has begun operation at Gimhae International Airport. On March 17, the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency established the center to offer customized inspection guidance for foreign tourists and travelers to destinations abroad. The agency will maintain a quar...
  • ‘Mamma Mia!’ the musical is coming to town
  • ‘Mamma Mia!’ the musical is coming to town Scene from the hit musical “Mamma Mia!” From April 18-27, the musical “Mamma Mia!” will be staged at the Main Theater of Busan Cultural Center. “Mamma Mia!” is a jukebox musical with 22 hit songs by the world famous Swedish rock group ABBA. Since it was first performed in Korea in 2004, mo...
  • Holograms offer an inside look at the human body
  • Holograms offer an inside look at the human body The “Science Show: The Body” exhibtion How would it feel to explore inside a living body? KNN, Busan’s regional broadcasting station, will showcase a hologram human science exhibition called “Science Show: The Body” at KNN Wolseok Art Hall next to Busan Cinema Center from April 3 to July 6. ...
  • My Opinion / Time to get warmed up for exciting Giants game
  • My Opinion Time to get warmed up for exciting Giants game Springtime is finally taking hold in Busan, and that means one thing: Lotte Giants Baseball. As winter’s chill fades, the boys take to the field and start pitching balls, catching flies, cracking bats, and running bases. Excitement hums in the air as Giants fans fill Sajik Stadium in anticip...
  • Almost time to ‘Play ball!’ at Sajik Stadium
  • Almost time to ‘Play ball!’ at Sajik Stadium Win or lose, beloved Giants thrill their fans; Busan I’Park a kick, too The pro baseball season starts March 29. Foreign fans cheering the home team Lotte Giants. Professional baseball and soccer season is here, and Busan’s home teams - the Lotte Giants (baseball) and the B...
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  • Global Spot - 3. Gamcheon Culture Village
  • Global Spot - 3. Gamcheon Culture Village Hillside neighborhood gains global appeal Dubbed Korea’s Machu Picchu, Busan’s mountainside village is becoming widely known around the world after being covered by such international media as CNN, Le Monde, Al Jazeera and NHK. Tourists at Gamcheon Culture Village take photos while admiring the mura...
  • Global Spot - 2. Centum City
  • Global Spot - 2. Centum City Alluring fusion of food, shopping and culture Centum City in Haeundae is dubbed the “Manhattan of Korea” as the center of shopping, tourism and entertainment. Photo shows the night view of Centum City. On the road to Centum City in Haeundae, one can see Busan Cinema Center past the Suyeong River. The majes...
  • Perspective / In the lap of luxury in Korea’s ‘Manhattan...
  • Perspective In the lap of luxury in Korea’s ‘Manhattan’ It’s no secret that the Haeundae district of Busan is the ritziest in town. In the past few years, it has transformed itself beyond the shores of its iconic beach to become one of the premier destinations in Korea, if not Asia. One of the areas where much development has occurred is Ce...
  • Wide Angle - Dalmaji Art Free Market
  • Wide Angle - Dalmaji Art Free Market Free market’s artsy, festival feel is priceless ‘It’s not merely about selling goods... I hope that Busan’s residents and tourists alike will have a memorable time here while admiring the artwork.’ Every weekend, the Art Free Market is held at Dalmaji (greet the moon) Hill. Photo shows foreign tourists b...
  • Global Attractions - 1. Diamond (Gwangan) Bridge
  • Global Attractions - 1. Diamond (Gwangan) Bridge Glittering landmark dances the night away Starting from this edition “Dynamic Busan” will introduce famous attractions and landmarks of Busan. The first is the Diamond (Gwangan) Bridge. The Diamond Bridge, which has been decorated with new LED lights, has become a paramount tourist attract...
  • Winter in Busan - A temple stay clears the mind
  • Winter in Busan - A temple stay clears the mind Finding tranquility at the Beomeosa Nowadays, temples are no longer regarded as far off places, but rather, aspects that have become part of our everyday lives. Many tourists agree that temple stays have helped them learn about temple culture and gain a greater understanding of themselves. T...
  • Wide Busan Korea’s finest location to watch the moon - Dal...
  • Wide Busan Korea’s finest location to watch the moon - Dalmaji Hill in Haeundae Inebriated by the moonlight and the sea Watching the full moon rise from Haewoljeong (pavilion) is indescribably beautiful. It is considered one of Korea’s eight most breathtaking spots to see the moon. Tourists admire the full moon from Dalmaji Hill in...
  • People @ Busan Global baseball stars Lee Dae-ho and Choo Sh...
  • People @ Busan Global baseball stars Lee Dae-ho and Choo Shin-soo Choo, Lee big hits in their beloved Busan Two of Busan’s finest baseball offspring - Choo Shin-soo and Lee Dae-ho - enjoyed one of their best seasons so far and have made a triumphant return home. Although they have extremely busy schedules, Choo and Lee managed to squeeze in time t...
  • Dynamic Busan speaks your language
  • Dynamic Busan speaks your language The City’s English, Japanese and Chinese newspapers, English Facebook page and YouTube site lead the way for the city to communicate with the world. Starting this year, the City will operate a Japanese blog and participate on China’s Weibo. Domestic and foreign tourists can receive free subscription of Dynam...
  • Busan Winter Story 2. Glittering night
  • Busan Winter Story 2. Glittering night Magical, sparkling Gwangbok Road Recently, I took a group of Malaysian relatives visiting Busan to dine at Jagalchi Market. After the buffet dinner, we decided to take a stroll and explore BIFF Square, which was crowded with youngsters looking for snacks such as hotteok, waffle, Gimbap and dumplings. Bes...