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  • Pick and choose from Busan’s unique festivals
  • Pick and choose from Busan’s unique festivals City bustles with exotic events such as the Sand Festival and Busan Port Festival. Join any of these and fall for the charms of Korea’s oceanic city. A wide range of events will unfold in the mountains, on beaches and more, including Haeundae Beach, Korea National Maritime Museum and the Nakdong River....
  • Check out the ultimate bucket list for Busan
  • Check out the ultimate bucket list for Busan Three local landmarks were included in Korea’s 100 must-visit places The city’s iconic Haeundae Beach has made it into Korea’s 100 must-visit places. Pictured above are foreigners basking in the sun and playing with a ball in Haeundae Beach. Haeundae, Taejongdae and Gamcheon Culture Village have ma...
  • Traveling to the city is easy breezy!
  • Traveling to the city is easy breezy! Busan is emerging as a transfer tourism destination. Since last September, when the no-visa transfer system was expanded, more and more Chinese group tourists have been choosing a layover at Gimhae Airport. The trend is a boon to local tourism. Under the system, group tourists from China can enter Korea with no vi...
  • Learn about Audrey Hepburn
  • Learn about Audrey Hepburn “Beauty Beyond Beauty” is coming to town. Through Sept. 6, the Busan Cinema Center (BCC) is hosting an exhibition that again illuminates Audrey Hepburn, an actress turned humanitarian. An exhibition featuring Audrey Hepburn and her life is coming to Busan Cinema Center. It will re-illuminate the immortal beauty. The ...
  • Warmer days draw in kayakers
  • Warmer days draw in kayakers On May 2, all the kayak centers opened up in the city. Pictured above are citizens enjoying kayaking at Gwangalli Beach. To help you make the most of the prematurely warm weather, an exciting ocean experience is just a phone call away as several kayak centers opened on May 2. If you want to hone your paddling skills o...
  • Bask in spring in this maritime city
  • Bask in spring in this maritime city Throngs of tourists descend upon Busan’s landmarks to celebrate spring. Springtime in Busan boasts glorious weather and festivals aplenty. In May, the city swarms with tourists. That’s because Busan Tourism Week, an event from May 1 to 14 that offers diverse discount packages and tourism programs, kicks off t...
  • The city ushers in cool culture and street acts
  • The city ushers in cool culture and street acts Busan hot spots teem with free performances and popular markets Colorful cultural performances crop up along the streets and beaches. They range from band music to singing and dancing. Pictured above are busking performances held at Gwangalli Beach. Amid tickling spring breezes, a new cultural wav...
  • A street performance at Haeundae Beach is fun and romantic!
  • A street performance at Haeundae Beach is fun and romantic! On a weekend afternoon at Haeundae Beach, spring was in full bloom amid the resounding tune of “Cherry Blossom Ending” by Busker Busker. While walking down the beach that extends from Novotel Ambassador to the Westin Chosun Hotel, one could hear the guitar melody of the song over several ti...
  • Easily discover Busan’s regional products
  • Easily discover Busan’s regional products Busan’s homemade eomuk (fish cake) is shown above. The city’s iconic treats are flying off the shelves. They are sold nationwide. The city’s iconic products like eomuk (fish cake) and seed hotteok (sweet pancake with nuts) are sold at Shinsegae and Lotte Department Store. Duty-free shops and departmen...
  • C1 Blue soju goes global
  • C1 Blue soju goes global Busan’s native soju C1 Blue has advanced into the United States. Busan’s native soju, C1 Blue, is making inroads into the United States. Daesun Co. announced that it signed an export contract with a U.S. liquor import dealer and that 24,000 bottles of C1 Blue had recently been shipped from its factory in Gijang County, ...
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  • Busan is the only place where you can have this much fun!
  • Busan is the only place where you can have this much fun! See sand artworks and build some yourself ■ Haeundae Sand Festival From the end of May till early June, a slew of offbeat festivals will kick off so that citizens and tourists can revel in diverse entertainment and take part in activities. The photo on the left shows Haeundae Sand Festiva...
  • Dive into the ultimate seaside fun
  • Dive into the ultimate seaside fun ■ Busan Port Festival The photo shows the parade at 7th Busan Port Festival in 2003. The festive mood will culminate in May with Busan Port Festival, the city’s symbolic event that promotes its harbor. The maritime feast will run from May 29 till 31 at Korea National Maritime Museum and International Cr...
  • Feel the old-school charm at the Nakdong River
  • Feel the old-school charm at the Nakdong River ■ Nakdong River Gupo Naru (port) Festival If you are looking for some retro fun, this might be it! The Nakdong River Gupo Naru Festival, in its fourth year, will run from May 29 to 31 for three days at Hwamyeong Eco Park and Hwamyeong Wharf. The performance is a re-enactment of how our ancestors rod...
  • Come to Busan: It's time to feed your travel bug!
  • Come to Busan: It's time to feed your travel bug! Opt for these time-efficient tour courses for city attractions Tourists snap away on their cameras on the observation deck in Dalmaji Hill. ■ City Tour Hop on and check out all the city's landmarks Foreign tourists stroll while taking in the glorious season in full. In one program...
  • Accommodations and gourmet restaurants for tourists
  • Accommodations and gourmet restaurants for tourists During Tourism Week, people visiting Busan can enjoy various discounts on meals, shopping and accommodations. A total of 77 regional businesses will join the event and greet tourists. Travelers can download coupons from the News-What's New section on Busan Tourism Homepage (etour.busan.go.kr) and use ...
  • A glimpse of what’s to come at IDB-IIC meeting
  • A glimpse of what’s to come at IDB-IIC meeting The conference will be combined with Latin American cultural events for the enjoyment of participants and residents Busan will be visited by some 3,000 VIPs in economic and finance circles from 48 nations including North and Latin America, the Caribbean and major Asian nations. This is because t...
  • Tips: Cultural activities alongside the meeting
  • Tips: Cultural activities alongside the meeting - Korea-LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) Film Festival From March 21 to March 30 for 10 days at Busan Cinema Center, the Korea-Latin America and the Caribbean Film Festival will be held. The festival will feature 10 movies from Latin America and the Caribbean and five from Korea. The lineu...
  • Find inner peace at a temple stay
  • Find inner peace at a temple stay Seolnal, one of the biggest holidays in Korea, celebrates the Lunar New Year and is a meaningful event where the whole family gets together to enjoy traditional food and games. Dynamic Busan walks you through the Seolnal customs, food and games that you can try during the upcoming holiday. A one-night experience ...
  • Make and fly a traditional Korean kite to celebrate Lunar N...
  • Make and fly a traditional Korean kite to celebrate Lunar New Year Bokcheon Museum Kite Flying Event Kite flying is Korea’s representative winter pastime and one of the folk activities where people make a wish and pray for good health. Pictured above are families flying kites they made themselves. Most people have memories of flying kites duri...
  • Try out a traditional snack that melts deliciously in your ...
  • Try out a traditional snack that melts deliciously in your mouth The Korean traditional snack hangwa is an essential item for feasts on holidays such as Lunar New Year or Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). People present diverse hangwa in the picture. Make your own hangwa Hangwa is a traditional Korean sweet whose history dates back to the Three Kin...
food
  • Sweet, savory meat pulls in hungry visitors
  • BUSAN’S SIGNATURE FOOD Ⅱ: Galbi (rib) Sweet, savory meat pulls in hungry visitors Feeling a little peckish? A flavorful rib dish will hit the spot! Some of the most popular eateries in the city specialize in marinated pork ribs. Pictured above are customers enjoying dinner at Eunha Galbi located in Choryang-dong. Marinated galbi is one of ...
  • Pork galbi is just as good as steak
  • ■ Foodie's review "Pork galbi is just as good as steak" I have been living in Busan for a few years now, and mostly I’m happy with the cuisine that it offers. Korean food in general is healthier than American food. I like most of the typical Korean menu, such as bibimbap (rice with mixed vegetables), naengmyeon (cold noodles), doenjang jjigae (bea...
  • Enjoy a scrumptious soup with savory pork
  • BUSAN’S SIGNATURE FOOD Ⅰ: Dwaeji gukbap (pork and rice soup) Enjoy a scrumptious soup with savory pork Feeling a little peckish? The city’s unique soup will hit the spot! Busan is known as the birth place of dwaeji gukbap (pork and rice soup). The soup is adored by everyone thanks to its mild but terrific taste. Famed dwaeji gukbap joints are...
  • Foodie's review : Get energized by eating dwaeji gukbap
  • Foodie's review Get energized by eating dwaeji gukbap Growing up, I always loved my mother’s comfort food: Irish stew, turkey soup, fish chowder and chili. Whenever I wasn’t feeling very well, my mother’s comfort food and a little rest would get me back to normal in no time. If you aren’t into cooking, like myself, you’ll have to find Korean e...
  • Delectable Busan: Recommended eateries for IDB-IIC Annual M...
  • Delectable Busan: Recommended eateries for IDB-IIC Annual Meeting participants Don’t miss out on tasting Busan’s best dishes Check out these great restaurants near the IDB-IIC meeting venue Bulgogi Brothers Bulgogi Promotion set served at Bulgogi Brothers. Bulgogi is a dish created by marinating thinly sliced beef in a sweet sauce made of ...
  • Delectable Busan: Korean table d'hote restaurants
  • Delectable Busan: Korean table d'hote restaurants Hanjeongsik joints encapsulate Korean culture Trying another country's cuisine is a good way to experience that culture. If you want to truly indulge in Korea, why not sample its fare at its best? Dynamic Busan guides you through some of the city's best traditional hanjeongsik (Korean table d'hote) eate...
  • Hotel News
  • - Hotel News Traditional restaurant to reopen Westin Chosun Busan The hotel's 25-year-old hansikdang (Korean restaurant) Sheobul will reopen after renovation. To celebrate, it will offer free vouchers to hotel customers through to the end of June. The upscale eatery features a modern take on hansik (Korean food) by incorporating fusion hansik cooking...
  • Delectable Busan: Dreamy dinners for Valentine’s Day
  • Delectable Busan: Dreamy dinners for Valentine’s Day Whisk your Valentine to a romantic restaurant Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day, a day when you confess your love to someone special. Here are some of the city’s most romantic restaurants, which will provide perfect venues to build sweet memories that are guaranteed to last forever. These eateries do...
  • Hotel News
  • - Hotel News Sip on whisky at Novotel Busan Novotel Ambassador Busan Le Bouchon, the hotel’s bar and lounge, is holding a promotion on Glenfiddich, the world’s most popular single-malt whisky. Glenfiddich, whose meaning is “valley of the deer” in Scottish, has been loved for 100 years since it was created, thanks to its superb and unchanged qual...
  • Delectable Busan: Gukje Market area eateries recommended fo...
  • Delectable Busan: Gukje Market area eateries recommended for foreigners Good eats are aplenty at Busan’s Gukje Market Aromatic food at the historical market tempts customers by pleasing all five senses. Let’s plunge into the charms of the market, offering food from seed hotteok (sweet pancake with nuts) and samgyetang (chicken broth with ginseng). ...
life
  • Professor by day - comedian by night
  • INTERVIEW: The host of a talk show of Busan English Broadcasting Professor by day - comedian by night Gus Swanda is a professor and talk show host for Busan e-FM. Q. Please introduce yourself. How long have you been living here? How do you like living here? A. Hello! I am Gus Swanda, the host of the comedy talk show “The Waterfront Show”...
  • Improve life by learning Korean
  • ■ For Your Information Improve life by learning Korean Busan Global Center runs a free class A Korean-language class will open to help foreigners acclimatize to life in the city. Sign up between June 1 to 5. The class at the Busan Global Center, will run from June 8 to Aug. 28, for two hours at a time, once or twice a week. Each class will...
  • Join ‘Global Gathering!’
  • ■ For Your Information Join ‘Global Gathering!’ Sign up for a booth at the event Pictured above are foreign participants and volunteers at Global Gathering last year. Busan City and the Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) are inviting people to the 2015 Global Gathering, which kicks off on Oct. 17. They are looking for peopl...
  • -Hotel News
  • -Hotel News Haeundae marks family month Haeundae Grand Hotel To mark May, the month of families, the chef’s special menu will be showcased at the Haeundae Grand Hotel’s lobby lounge Round. The special selection will take full advantage of fresh seasonal ingredients. Tomato seafood paella is priced at 33,000 won ($30) while a mozzarella cheese homema...
  • INTERVIEW: Foreign exchange students from Kenya
  • INTERVIEW: Foreign exchange students from Kenya Kenyans take a step forward in Busan The five engineering majors are completing on-board training course on Ship Hanbada Five foreign exchange students from Nairobi, Kenya, are visiting Busan for onboard training. The photo shows, from left to right, Kelvin, Shaban, Merci, Paul and Michael. Ke...
  • For Your Information / Experience Korean culture
  • For Your Information Experience Korean culture Try out Korean cooking in May Every month, Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) runs a program where foreign students residing in Busan can learn about and experience Korean culture. Hallyu (Korean wave) Cultural Class takes different themes each month and helps overseas students ...
  • For Your Information / Are you changing addresses?
  • For Your Information Are you changing addresses? Make sure to have your ARC reissued If there’s been a change with your name or address, make sure to have your alien registration card (ARC) reissued. If one does not sign up for the reissuance within two weeks after the move, a fine may be imposed. According to immigration law, when an indiv...
  • -Hotel News
  • -Hotel News A special month for families Westin Chosun Busan To celebrate May, a month for families, the hotel features the Family Love Promotion from May 5 to 8. It is a special room rate promotion where guests can enjoy the room, meals and a hot spring sauna for 350,000 won ($325.90). The package includes a room with the best view of Haeundae Beach...
  • Interview : A meaningful life in Busan / Ayling Cornett
  • ■ Interview A meaningful life in Busan My name is Ayling Cornett and I'm from the state of Colorado in the U.S. My father, who was Chinese by birth, came to Korea during the Korean War in 1951 to serve with the United Nations forces. My mother, a refugee from Pyongyang, married my father in Busan and I was born during the war in Seoul. After havin...
  • - For Your Information / Job-seeking visas for int’l stude...
  • - For Your Information Job-seeking visas for int’l students If you are a foreign student who obtained a degree from a university in the Busan area and are seeking employment in Korea, you do not have to return to your home country. You can just change your D-2 student visa to either an E-7 activities visa or a D-10 job-seeking visa. Foreign stud...
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  • Korea’s answer to Greece’s Santorini
  • WIDE BUSAN: Gamcheon Culture Village Korea’s answer to Greece’s Santorini Gamcheon Culture Village is nicknamed “Korea’s Santoroni” or “Lego Village” Gamcheon Culture Village is a famed spot in Busan as it has Bohemian mural alleys. Tens of thousands of tourists and photographers visit the place. Last year alone, some 800,000 tourists c...
  • Gamcheon Village Tour 101
  • Gamcheon Village Tour 101 A girl poses next to the art piece in the photo. It is best to tackle one alley at a time by following the map of the town because it is easy to get lost in the maze-like neighborhood. First off, purchase a map at the information center Haneul Maru (Observatory Information) and take a look at the route. The map will guide ...
  • WIDE BUSAN: Busan Lotus Lantern Festival
  • WIDE BUSAN: Busan Lotus Lantern Festival Lantern lights offer visitors a visual feast Busan Lotus Lantern Festival is held May 1 to 25 at various temples and popular sites Buddha's Birthday is a major religious holiday in Korea on which Buddhism's largest festival begins. Buddha's Birthday is originally April 8 on the lunar calendar, but falls ...
  • Samkwangsa Temple: A beauty recognized by foreign media
  • Samkwangsa Temple: A beauty recognized by foreign media Samkwangsa Temple, nestled in the middle of Mount Baekyang, in the city center, is a must-see during the festival. People are taking selfies under the lanterns. The whole site is illuminated with some 40,000 lotus-shaped lanterns. The temple also holds significance in Korea's Buddhist...
  • Wide Busan: Check out the best tours in Busan
  • Wide Busan: Check out the best tours Visitors will fall for city’s beautiful harbors Dynamic Busan introduces participants of the IDB-IIC Annual Meeting to Busan’s top attractions A circular road and the lighthouse of Taejongdae Resort Park. The maritime city of Busan is already enjoying solid popularity among foreign tourists, and participan...
  • Tips 1: Tour Courses in Busan
  • Tour Courses in Busan All participants in the Annual Meeting are welcome to enjoy various tours that will take you to Busan’s attractions. For more information, you can check it out on the website (idb2015.kr/eng). - Half-day course This course is recommended for people who want a high impact tour that will take them to nearby landmarks for half a da...
  • Tips 2: Busan City Tour Bus
  • - Busan City Tour Bus Busan’s iconic City Tour Bus allows you to enjoy the city’s most famous sites with one ticket. Notably, the open-top double decker bus is becoming immensely popular among domestic and foreign tourists alike. Also, interpretation services from Korean to English, Japanese and Chinese are available for foreign tourists so ...
  • Wide Busan: Haeundae Dalmaji Hill
  • Wide Busan: Haeundae Dalmaji Hill Make the most of a magical moonlit walk Dynamic Busan introduces you to the best locale, known as one of the city’s eight attractions, to catch a glimpse of the moon for Lunar New Year’s Day. Haeundae’s Dalmaji Hill is touted as Korea’s best area to greet the moon. Busan’s citizens and tourists visiting the plac...
  • Wide Busan: Haeundae Cine Road
  • Wide Busan: Haeundae Cine Road Fall in love with movies in Haeundae The power of movies is overwhelming. Amid Koreans’ love for films, Haeundae Cine Road captures the limelight as it entrances movie fans and tourists. Haeundae Cine Road is rising as a new landmark in Busan, the city of movies. The picture shows tourists posing for selfies at the ...
  • Wide Busan: A makgeolli-making experience
  • Wide Busan: A makgeolli-making experience Brew flavorful regional makgeolli in Busan In Busan, there’s a school where a pungent smell emanates. Busan Makgeolli School is an offbeat experiential venue where makgeolli fans gather to make and sample the traditional Korean alcoholic beverage. The city is the perfect place to learn how to make the country’...