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  • “Get close to Busan’s romantic sea”
  • “Get close to Busan’s romantic sea” Seven beaches opened on July 1, welcoming tourists and residents for the summer. A series of exciting performances and festivals will be held through August. Photo shows tourists watching a July 5 performance at Gwangalli Beach.
  • Come and relish in Busan’s summer seas
  • Come and relish in Busan’s summer seas Busan Sea Festival starts Aug. 1 with waves of events such as rock ‘n’ roll, magic, tango, hip hop and more Korea’s best and biggest summer festival, the Busan Sea Festival, will begin Aug. 1 and heat up the city until Aug. 7. The festival is based on the theme of the sea and will include an assortment of exp...
  • Mayor Suh Byung-soo begins energetic term
  • Mayor Suh Byung-soo begins energetic term Sixth mayor elected by popular vote spends first day on the job touring sites and talking with citizens Suh Byung-soo, the sixth mayor of Busan elected by popular vote, began his term July 1. Photo shows Suh taking the oath of office. Suh Byung-soo, the newly inaugurated mayor of Busan, began his term on...
  • Russian girl realizes dream in Busan
  • Russian girl realizes dream in Busan Bumin Hospital in Busan has provided free surgery to a Russian woman whose herniated disk prevented her from being a dancer. Photo shows Veronika receiving treatment and with the medical staff at Bumin Hospital. A 19-year old Russian girl named Veronika Oklandnova had to give up her dream of being a danc...
  • 20-year friendship with Surabaya
  • 20-year friendship with Surabaya The unveiling of the Busan and Surabaya commemorative sculpture on July 2. Busan and Surabaya, Indonesia, unveiled a sculpture that symbolizes the friendship between the two cities. On July 2, an unveiling ceremony to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the conclusion of sister city relations was held at the Busan...
  • Nurimaru APEC House lightens up
  • Nurimaru APEC House lightens up Starting in September, the Nurimaru APEC House in Dongbaek Island, Haeundae will showcase glittering landscape lights at night. Busan City has installed new landscape lights on the Nurimaru APEC House, one of the city’s landmarks, in order to brighten up the evening skies. Busan City has spent 200 million won ($197...
  • Marine Sports 2014 begins this month
  • Marine Sports 2014 begins this month Busan Marine Sports 2014 will be held July 25 to Aug. 3 at Songjeong, Gwangalli and Dadaepo beaches and west Nakdong River. This year’s event includes yachting, windsurfing, Sea fin swimming, marine rafting, kite boarding, beach volleyball, rowing, water auto-bicycles, motor boats, banana boats and rafting. Th...
  • 2014 Best Place for tourism? Busan is the word
  • 2014 Best Place for tourism? Busan is the word City the No. 1 choice of netizens and travel advisers in KTO survey Busan was chosen as Korea’s best tourist destination. Photo shows the night view of the Gwangan (Diamond) Bridge against the backdrop of Marine City. Busan, which boasts Haeundae, Gwangalli, Taejongdae and other outstanding tourist...
  • In August, bigger and better night market
  • In August, bigger and better night market Increase in the number of stalls, more folk plays and cultural performances There will be more things to enjoy at Bupyeong Kkangtong Night Market in August. Starting in August, there will be more things to see and enjoy at the Bupyeong Kkangtong Market, where the night market is held. The night market ...
  • "Sunset Fountain of Dream very cool"
  • "Sunset Fountain of Dream very cool" The world’s biggest floor fountain, the Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dream, continues to spurt out cool water during the sweltering summer. Along with breathtaking lights at night, the music fountain is one of the best places to cool off. The music fountain features 20-minute performances at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. dai...
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  • 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...
  • When seeing the sights, it’s the only way to travel
  • When seeing the sights, it’s the only way to travel Is there an efficient way to go sightseeing in Busan? The answer is the City Tour Bus, the pride and joy of Busan, which allows tourists to view major attractions, renowned shopping centers and luxury hotels. And there is a choice of courses, which makes it all so special. The open top doubl...
  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • Exciting summer in Busan 1. Outdoor cafes
  • Exciting summer in Busan 1. Outdoor cafes Romance, entertainment, solace on the terrace Haeundae and Gwangalli Beaches are not only known for sun and sea, but also for the exotic cafes that line the beachside roads. This summer, Dynamic Busan introduces major attractions and hot spots for fine dining. The first part of the series looks at outdoor...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Westin Chosun Hotel’s Lolita Lempicka “Elle L’aime” package product. Something smells good Westin Chosun Hotel Until Dec. 31, the hotel offers a package centered on the global perfume brand Lolita Lempicka Elle L’aime. It includes one night in an executive grand suite with a view of Haeundae Beach, two mini perfume sprays, in-room...
  • Enjoy Busan at luxury hotels!
  • Enjoy Busan at luxury hotels! Revel in summer activities at luxury hotels Haeundae is considered to be Korea’s biggest summer vacation destination, and luxury hotels are gearing up with diverse and unique packages to lure visitors to the city. Summer experience tour offered by the Westin Chosun Hotel takes visitors to the coastal promenade of ...
  • Good Taste / Kalguksu and hyeonmi chicken are tops
  • Good Taste Kalguksu and hyeonmi chicken are tops I’m kind of obsessed with food I like. I guess I was kind of spoiled growing up because my mother’s culinary skills was the talk of the town. Even though I didn’t travel to such countries as Italy, Mexico, Hungary and Russia, my mother often made lasagna, tortillas, goulash and borscht. ...
  • Foreigners Favorite Restaurants 4. Best hamburger places
  • Foreigners Favorite Restaurants 4. Best hamburger places For hamburger lovers, Haeundae is heaven In the final installment of the series on foreigners’ favorite restaurants, Dynamic Busan introduces famous hamburger joints in the city, which are concentrated in the Haeundae area. Visitors munch on hamburgers at Burger & Curry, a famous hamb...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News World Cup of cocktails Park Hyatt Busan In June, the Living Room Bar will offer five types of Brazilian cocktails, caipirinha, to commemorate the 2014 FIFA World Cup. They include classic caipirinha, mango, pineapple, kiwi and berry flavors. Open 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. From 8:15 p.m. to midnight (9 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. on Fridays and Sat...
  • Foreigners’ Favorite Restaurants 3. Bars & Cafes
  • Foreigners’ Favorite Restaurants 3. Bars & Cafes Refreshing brews, resplendent views In the third installment of Dynamic Busan’s series on foreigners’ favorite restaurants, we take a look at bars and cafes renowned for stunning views of the ocean and charming ambience. Guess Who, which overlooks Gwangalli. Guess Who Located beachsid...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Tom Yam Kung at Westin Chosun Hotel Tastes of Asia Westin Chosun Hotel Through June, the buffet restaurant Camellia will offer an Oriental Food Promotion featuring dishes from Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, China and Korea. To celebrate May as family month, fruit juice is provided as a welcome drink. Pilsner, Sapporo, Guinness, A...
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  • Citizen Park comes alive summer weekends
  • Citizen Park comes alive summer weekends From indie bands to gugak, newest urban oasis takes center stage At Busan Citizen Park, visitors can enjoy traditional music and other unique performances. The city’s monumental urban park, Busan Citizen Park, will hold multifarious performances every weekend. Since July 5, Busan Citizen Park has hosted ...
  • My Opinion / Soured on kimchi? Try kimchijjim
  • My Opinion Soured on kimchi? Try kimchijjim Three years ago during my first year in Korea, I was really interested in kimchi. It was the food that is synonymous with Korea. When people came to Korea, everyone wanted to try kimchi, including me. However, after I tried it a few times, I gave up because it was too sour for me. I could only find a few...
  • National Gugak Center show still a hit
  • National Gugak Center show still a hit On June 21, Yeonakdang, the 700-seat Main Hall of the Busan National Gugak (traditional Korean music) Center was filled with Chinese and Japanese tourists who came to watch traditional Korean performances. The show included jongmyo jeryeak (royal ancestral rites music), arirang (unofficial national anthem of th...
  • Camping in the midst of the city
  • Camping in the midst of the city Samnak Ecological Park camping area has spaces for vehicles as well as tents Residents and visitors can enjoy camping at urban parks in Busan. On July 17, Busan City will open the auto camping site at Samnak Ecological Park near Nakdong River in Sasang-gu (district). Busan’s first camping facility is the Samnak Auto C...
  • Tourism photo contest under way
  • Tourism photo contest under way The work of Lee Myung-jae, runner up of the 2013 Busan Tourism Photo Contest. Busan City is hosting the 15th Busan Tourism Photo Contest through July 29 and looking for images that capture the charm of the city through natural scenery, traditional culture, festivals and day to day lives of ordinary people. Photos...
  • My Opinion / Traditional markets belong to everyone
  • My Opinion Traditional markets belong to everyone I once asked the market chief at Nam Mun Sijang (market) what he thought youth was and he told me, “Whenever I hear the word youth, I get a fluttery feeling in my heart.” He would know all about that. Like most merchants at traditional markets in Busan, he has eaten his fair share of tteokguk. The...
  • International schools in Busan - 4. Overseas Chinese High S...
  • International schools in Busan - 4. Overseas Chinese High School in Busan School serves area’s Chinese community Students who lived abroad for more than three years are eligible Ceremony held at the Overseas Chinese School in Busan. Located in Busan’s Chinatown, Choryang 1-dong in Dong-gu (district), the Overseas Chinese High School is the...
  • KTX discounts Daegu tickets
  • KTX discounts Daegu tickets One can now get a 30 percent discount when purchasing a round trip ticket for the KTX train between Busan and Daegu. In order to promote tourism between the two cities, the Busan-South Gyeongsang headquarters of Korail will offer the 30 percent discount on 10 round trips daily on the Busan-East Daegu KTX route. Thirty perc...
  • Southeast Asians to get scholarships
  • Southeast Asians to get scholarships BFIA is offering scholarships to Southeast Asian students. Students who are nationals of Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines are eligible. The scholarship recipients must have been accepted to a university or college in Busan or is apllying to a sch...
  • Tourism contest seeks short videos starring Busan
  • Tourism contest seeks short videos starring Busan Busan City will be hold the Sixth Busan Tourism UCC (user created content) Contest until August 18. The theme of this year’s contest is “Capture Busan, a World of Its Own,” and the videos should promote Busan’s unique beauty such as the Diamond Bridge, Busan Citizen Park and Yeongdo Bridge. F...
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  • 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...
  • 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...