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  • Bask in Taejongdae!
  • "Bask in Taejongdae!” Taejongdae creates a mind-blowing vista with vernal forests and gorgeous rocks. Picturesque scenery is created as the rocky cliffs drop into the churning waves. Photo shows tourists taking pictures while taking in the beauty of Taejongdae at the end of August.
  • Busan offers shopping and tourism bash
  • Busan offers shopping and tourism bash Busan Grand Sale, festivals, exhibitions and more on the way Busan in September is heaven for shopping and tourism. The Busan Grand Sale, Busan’s greatest shopping and tourism festival, unfolds for 62 days from Sept. 12 to Nov. 12. The icing on the cake is that the city will be brimming with diverse sights and ...
  • International Finance Center open for business
  • International Finance Center open for business BIFC had its completion ceremony on Aug. 22. It is expected to drive Busan to become Northeastern Asia’s financial hub. (Photo shows 63-story BIFC building.) Soon to be “Asia’s Wall Street” and Busan’s new landmark, the Busan International Finance Center (BIFC) opened Aug. 22 in the Munhyeon F...
  • Ad Stars 2014 awards three top prizes
  • Ad Stars 2014 awards three top prizes Expert panel of judges recognizes China, Japan and Sweden agencies Ad Stars 2014’s grand prix winners, in the products & services category and public service category respectively: Swedish Forsman & Bodenfors’s Volvo truck ad “The Chase 360”(up), and Lowe China’s “Human Traffic Sign”(below). A...
  • Busan City zeroing on cruise medical tourism
  • Busan City zeroing on cruise medical tourism Busan is embracing the era of “cruise medical tourism,” which combines medical tourism and recently popular tourism type, cruises. The City is determined to dominate the growing market by promoting its internationally acclaimed medical tourism infrastructure. Busan City and the Korea Tourism Organization...
  • Sister city doctors will get training
  • Sister city doctors will get training The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) announced it will conduct training for doctors and medical staff from sister cities Sept. 11-18. Participants will include an ophthalmologist from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; a neuro-ophthalmologist from Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and a board of health staff memb...
  • Women’s Baseball World Cup coming
  • Women’s Baseball World Cup coming On Aug. 10, Gijang-gun (county) won its bid to host the Women’s Baseball World Cup. The selection was made at an International Baseball Board meeting in Mexico. The Women’s Baseball World Cup is an international competition held every two years that started in 2004 in Edmonton, Canada.The sixth game of the Women’s...
  • By bus or boat, seeing the sights is a breeze
  • By bus or boat, seeing the sights is a breeze Double-decker tour and river cruise the latest options for tourists Busan City and the Busan Tourism Organization (BTO) started the Double-Decker Bus Night View Tour and Nakdong River Eco Tour Cruiser to better cater to local and foreign tourists and Busan citizens. One can take in the shimmering beauty...
  • Beautiful & wonderful photos of Busan
  • Beautiful & wonderful photos of Busan One of this year’s photo winners Hwang Cha-gon’s “Beautiful Busan Port Bridge.” Busan City chose Kim Hong-cheol’s “Sailing” as the grand prize winner of this year’s Busan Tourism Photo Contest. First prize was given to Shim Sul-ryeon for “Busan Port Bridge Night View,” while second prize went to Kim Y...
  • Ah, C1 Soju and fish balls
  • Ah, C1 Soju and fish balls A poll of 500 Busan residents was conducted to identify Busan’s representative native products. Those surveyed chose C1 Soju and Busan fish balls as must-try items. The survey was conducted by Busan Economy Revitalization Citizens Solidarity and Busan Development Citizen Foundation. Items mentioned as Busan product...
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  • 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...
  • 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...
food
  • 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...
  • 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...
life
  • 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 ...
  • My Opinion / Songjeong, a real hidden gem of a beach
  • My Opinion Songjeong, a real hidden gem of a beach When most people think of a beach in Busan, they think of Haeundae. But the city has many more strips of sand worth checking out. One of my favorite beaches is Songjeong. Most everyone goes to Haeundae, especially tourists, and Songjeong is much less crowded and a favorite of locals. Surrounde...
  • Smartphone users get a charge from the metro
  • Smartphone users get a charge from the metro All 107 stations offer high-speed recharging stations for six devices Cell phones can be charged at all 107 metro stations for free. To charge your smart phone battery, drop by the nearest metro station. Busan Transportation Corporation (BTC) operates a free high-speed mobile phone charging service a...
  • Free driving lessons for immigrant brides
  • Free driving lessons for immigrant brides Busan Seobu Police Station will offer free driving classes for immigrant brides from Sept. 27-Oct. 18. Classes will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The classes will help participants prepare for tests to receive a Korean diving license, type one or two, and are available in Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean. ...
  • Zoo THE PARK offers nighttime hours
  • Zoo THE PARK offers nighttime hours Busan zoo, THE PARK will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through the end of December. During the nighttime hours, visitors can observe the behavior of nocturnal animals such as lions, tigers, black leopards and wolves. They also can enjoy the Zoominarie Festival that combines the zoo and Luminarie, lit by myriad LED li...
  • City is set to become even more magical
  • City is set to become even more magical Korea’s first permanent magic performance area appeared on July 25 One can now watch magic shows by Korea’s most famous illusionists such as Choi Hyun-woo. Korea’s most brilliant magicians can be seen in Busan every day. Since July 25, the Busan Tourism Organization and Samjoo Corporation have been ...
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  • 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...
  • 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...