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  • Busan is covered with colored leaves in Autumn!
  • Busan is covered with colored leaves in Autumn! Trek along breathtaking trails enveloped by mountains and valleys drenched in fall foliage. The photo shows tourists basking in autumnal colors near Beomeosa Temple in Mount Geumjeong.
  • Busan’s ITU conference was a huge success
  • Busan’s ITU conference was a huge success Event elevated the city’s stature and helped it become a global ICT hub The 2014 Busan ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Plenipotentiary Conference, often dubbed the“ICT [Information, Communication and Technology] Olympics,” wrapped up on Nov. 7. Busan successfully hosted the large-scale globa...
  • Busan hosts Korea’s largest gaming festival
  • Busan hosts Korea’s largest gaming festival G-STAR 2014 scheduled to run on Nov. 20-23 at BEXCO, Haeundae Korea’s largest game fest 2014 G-STAR kicks off on Nov. 20 at BEXCO, Haeundae. The photo shows a pro-game contest of League of Legends at the 2013 G-STAR. The game, League of Legends, has a massive following among game enthusiasts. Korea...
  • Christmas Tree Festival enthralls
  • Christmas Tree Festival enthralls The Christmas Tree Festival this year again will light up the city’s downtown. The photo shows Gwangbok Road and its vicinity twinkling with a Christmas tree and light installations last year. Busan’s iconic winter celebration has won two international awards and is being recognized as a global street festival,...
  • World prays for peace with Busan
  • World prays for peace with Busan At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, the world had a moment of silence for one minute toward Busan. A global large-scale commemorative event, “Turn Toward Busan” was held to pay respect to Korean War veterans buried at the Busan UN Memorial Cemetery. Nov. 11 is the anniversary that marks the end of World War I as well as Mem...
  • Korea-ASEAN to be held in Busan
  • Korea-ASEAN to be held in Busan In December, Busan will play host to top leaders from 10 member nations of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). From Dec. 11-12, the 2014 ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Commemorative Summit will take place at BEXCO, Haeundae and Nurimaru APEC House. Some 3,500 people will attend, including top leade...
  • Enjoy duty-free shopping at traditional markets
  • Enjoy duty-free shopping at traditional markets Three markets in Busan have been designated as duty-free shopping areas Busan will launch its “Duty Free Traditional Markets for Foreigners” from next year. A tax-refund system will be in use at traditional markets including Bujeon Ginseng Market, as pictured above. Traditional markets provide an ...
  • German financial delegation from Frankfurt visits BIFC
  • German financial delegation from Frankfurt visits BIFC A financial delegation from Frankfurt, Germany, visited Busan for three days. The photo shows delegates listening to a briefing while visiting Busan International Finance Center (BIFC) on Oct. 31. European financial institutions are expected to flock to Busan en masse because the city gave th...
  • The world is entranced by Asia’s Santorini, Sanbokdoro
  • The world is entranced by Asia’s Santorini, Sanbokdoro Busan’s tourism locale Sanbokdoro attracts throngs of tourists. People in the picture are posing at Gamcheon Village. In Busan, Korea, there is a village whose beauty stacks up against Santorini, Greece. Sanbokdoro (mountainside roads) village is formed along Busan’s coast, which has a hig...
  • Mesmerizing Fireworks
  • "Mesmerizing Fireworks!" For the 10th Busan Fireworks Festival held in Gwangalli on Oct. 25. 80,000 fireworks were let off under the theme “New Love for Busan.” To watch the mind-blowing multimedia fireworks that were being showcased, a whopping 1,320,000 spectators gathered together in places including Gwangalli and its vicinity.
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  • 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...
  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • The city brims with festivals in fall
  • The city brims with festivals in fall In October, Busan is packed with festivals The events on offer range from small gu (district) and gun (county) festivals to mega festivals like Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). It seems that these types of events kick off every weekend, with diverse themes ranging from Busan Jagalchi Market to Dongnaeeupse...
  • Restaurants near the film and fireworks festivals
  • Restaurants near the film and fireworks festivals Relish fresh raw fish and enjoy exotic cafes Once you have feasted on fun festivals, it’s time to appease that growling stomach. Dynamic Busan has the scoop on terrific restaurants near the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and Busan Fireworks Festival sites. Millak Raw Fish Center ...
  • Delicacies of Busan - Awesome eateries around BIFF screenin...
  • Delicacies of Busan - Awesome eateries around BIFF screening theaters Raw fish and bulgogi : Delectable festival eats Visitors to the Busan International Film Festival will not be disappointed with the wide array of dishes in the surrounding area, ranging from raw fish, bulgogi (barbecued beef) and Italian dishes. Don’t miss a bite with Dynamic Bu...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Dim sum dish offered at Westin Chosun Busan. Ready for fall’s flavors Westin Chosun Busan The hotel’s buffet restaurant Camellia will host a Chinese dish promotion through Oct. 31.Featured dishes include chili abalone, which incorporates chili sauce and the fall’s seasonable ingredient, abalone. Cordyceps militaris soft tofu soup,...
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  • 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...
  • Diverse tea, pottery from around the world
  • Diverse tea, pottery from around the world The Busan International Tea & Craft Fair 2014 to be held Nov. 27-30. At Busan International Tea & Craft Fair, indulge in enticing tea culture and crafts as pictured above. An exhibition will take place in Busan to showcase all kinds of tea and craft items from around the globe. The 12th Busan Internati...
  • Busan encourages ideas worth spreading!
  • Busan encourages ideas worth spreading! TEDxBusan is coming to citizens with its sixth, much anticipated lecture. The photo shows a lecturer at TEDxBusan last year. TEDxBusan is giving its sixth lecture at DAU Hall, Bumin Campus, Dong-A University, Seo-gu (district) on Nov. 22. Technology-Entertainment-Design (TED) is an American nonprofit organi...
  • Busan City’s foreign language homepage satisfaction survey
  • Busan City’s foreign language homepage satisfaction survey Busan City will conduct a satisfaction survey on its English, Japanese and Chinese websites in November. The survey consists of 12 questions related to the usefulness, accuracy and completeness of the websites. This survey will be used to improve the websites for all visitors. Survey particip...
  • Indulge in a gala concert by Korea National Opera
  • Indulge in a gala concert by Korea National Opera For opera lovers, the Opera Gala Concert will be held at Haneulyeon Theater in Busan Cinema Center, Haeundae, at 8 p.m. on Nov. 26. Top-tier vocalists and orchestra ensembles will grace the stage for the event. The captivating program will feature musical numbers and ordinary songs as well as operatic...
  • Residents from overseas learn to make kimchi
  • Residents from overseas learn to make kimchi Hands-on class runs Nov. 6-7 on behalf of Busan’s foreign residents The kimchi-making class offers a chance to make Korea’s iconic fermented food, kimchi. An event is slated to take place where people can learn to make kimchi, Korea’s iconic fermented food. The Agricultural Technology Center of Bu...
  • Filmmaking contest aims to promote Busan
  • Filmmaking contest aims to promote Busan Foreigners, citizens can enter Busan’s Digital Video Contents Contest Any citizen or foreigner can join the video-making contest. Sign up by Oct. 28. Busan Metropolitan City is running the 13th Busan Metropolitan City Digital Video Contents Contest in a bid to promote the Korean port city. People can...
  • My Opinion / Global Gathering: A gate to the world’s natio...
  • My Opinion Global Gathering: A gate to the world’s nations “Walking along the booths and watching the efforts and excitement of all these citizens of the world, made me appreciate even more those who try to share their culture with others” Last Saturday was the day of Global Gathering at Busan Citizen Park, but efforts and planning for t...
  • Busan Bank now has discounts on exchange fees
  • Busan Bank now has discounts on exchange fees Busan Bank is offering discounts of up to 90 percent on fees for currency exchange or money transfers through Nov. 28. This event is to mark the bank’s headquarters and different departments moving to Munhyeon Finance Center Complex. The headquarters were previously located in Beomil-dong and different d...
  • Dynamic Busan will set up at Global Gathering
  • Dynamic Busan will set up at Global Gathering Magazine’s booth will be packed with lots of useful info, events and gifts Dynamic Busan will set up a booth at Dasom Madang in Busan Citizen Park for Global Gathering on Oct. 18. Foreigners visiting the booth will receive foreign-language newspapers and gifts. Dynamic Busan will set up a booth at Daso...
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  • 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...
  • 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...