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  • Happy Lunar New Year 2016
  • Happy Lunar New Year 2016 In Korea, the first month of the lunar calendar is known as Jeongwol and it holds more cultural weight with Koreans than the solar calendar New Year's Day on Jan. 1. Seollal, the first day of the lunar calendar, and Jeongwol Daeborum, the first full moon, fall on the first and 15th day of Jeongwol, respectively, and each one...
  • Meet the first full moon at Haeundae Beach
  • Meet the first full moon - Haeundae Dalmaji Oncheon Festival People dance ganggangsullae at Haeundae Beach. Dalmaji translates to "greeting the moon" and oncheon refers to hot springs. And so it's fitting that the Dalmaji Oncheon Festival sees tens of thousands of people crowd Haeundae during the first full moon of the lunar calendar each year. T...
  • Active all year winter fun with or without the sun
  • Active all year winter fun with or without the sun Facilities for winter sports are located all over Busan. Above, skaters sharpen their skills at the indoor ice rink within Shinsegae Department Store. When the temperature falls, so does the appeal of outdoor activities. It's only natural to bundle up and stay inside during the winter, despite th...
  • Smooth sledding ahead
  • Smooth sledding ahead - Sledding Slope in Hwamyeong Ecological Park Families enjoy sledding in Hwamyeong Ecological Park. Want to beat the chill with a winter thrill? Consider putting a trip to Hwamyeong Ecological Park on your itinerary. Each winter the outdoor swimming pool within the park becomes a sledding slope -- and a must-see for families...
  • Celebrate as the sun rises on a new year
  • Celebrate as the sun rises on a new year Join in the slew of events scheduled to bid farewell to 2015 and pray for good tidings in the new year. As it happens, you are in luck. Thousands of people gather annually at Haeundae and Dadaepo beaches, known for their stunning sunrises and sunsets. So sit back, relax and read on as Dynamic Busan guides yo...
  • Experience the holiday spirit under a sea of lights
  • Experience the holiday spirit under a sea of lights Busan's iconic winter fest Christmas Tree Cultural Festival is open from Nov. 28 until Jan. 3. Pictured above are visitors to last year's soiree. With the most wonderful time of the year approaching, Busan brims with special events and festivals for us to enjoy. Holiday cheers resonate in Nampo-don...
  • Take a refreshingly cold plunge
  • Take a refreshingly cold plunge - The 29th Polar Bear Swimming Festival Every January, Busan hosts the Polar Bear Swimming Festival in Haeundae beach. This year, a host of men and women will once again brave the cold and jump into the freezing ocean. Busan's quirkiest winter fest, the Polar Bear Swimming Festival, where people of all ages go for...
  • Heal your mind and body on Galmaetgil
  • Heal your mind and body on Galmaetgil Walking along these spell-binding paths is therapeutic. Galmaetgil is a must-see for both Busan residents and travelers in town. The roads are set against an exceptionally beautiful backdrop, so it's no surprise that a bid has been submitted to list it as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name Galmaetgil combi...
  • Sheer cliffs juxtaposed against the ocean
  • Sheer cliffs juxtaposed against the ocean - Course 2-2 (12.6 km / 4 hours) Millak Bridge - Gwangalli Beach - Igidae - Oryukdo Islet Ferry Terminal Course 2-2 passes by the Igidae stretch, touted as the highlight of all the Galmaetgil courses. A modern cityscape juxtaposes with nature in the most splendid way. The course combines expansive coas...
  • Walk the road less traveled
  • Walk the road less traveled - Course 3-3 (3.5 km / 2 hours) Namhang Bridge - Jeolyeong Coastal Walkway - Jungni Beach Included in Course 3-3 is Jeolyeong Coastal Walkway, whose backdrops feature pristine rock faces and sheer cliffs. Yeongdo, the only island district in Busan, is difficult to reach, but it's an attractive locale with an idyllic, s...