- With baseball season in full swing, cheering for Lotte is Giant fun Baseball makes its triumphant return to Busan, and citizens are ready to cheer for their Lotte Giants. But how do the Giants and their fans fit into the history of the KBO and, ultimately, the history of baseball in Korea?- 출처 및 제공 : 국제신문 A new spring is reason enough for anyone to celebrate, but it's made even better with the rip-roaring return of Korea's national pastime: baseball. One of the hungriest squads in the league is Busan's own Lotte Giants. The Giants are about to embark on their 38th professional season, and the team's passionate fans are the reason that Busan is Korea's most exciting baseball city. ■ Sajik Stadium's Culture of Cheering- 출처 및 제공 : 국제신문First things first: if you are new to Busan, a Giants game is unlike anything you have ever experienced. While all sports feature and encourage the energetic screams, yells and sounds of fans, games at Sajik Baseball Stadium are an entirely different breed of volume, music and fun.The Giants are one of the KBO's original six teams. They debuted in 1982 and have won the Korean Series twice: in 1984 and 1992. Busan and the Lotte Giants have been responsible for more than a few excellent baseball players, such as current Giant and former Seattle Mariner Dae-ho Lee and current Texas Ranger Shin-soo Choo. The team has three mascots whom are all seagulls, since Busan is Korea's port city. The mascots are named Noori, Fini and Ahra. lthough the Lotte Giants'inaugural season was 1982, Busan fans have been cheering on their team at Sajik since 1985. The stadium itself gained popularity for the rabid enthusiasm with which Busanites cheer, and for good reason. During a typical home game, Sajik turns into one of the world's largest outdoor karaoke venues. Dancing cheerleaders lead the way, and they in turn are led by a man on a microphone who leads the enraptured audience in chants and cheers. Up to 26,000 spectators let their voices be heard loudly and clearly by singing songs and shouting playful insults to the opposing team's players. - 출처 및 제공 : 권성훈 Right from the beginning, the head cheerleader leads the crowd to chant the batting order. This very example is something that does not happen in the United States's Major League Baseball. Furthermore, every player in a Lotte Giants uniform has his own song, which the crowd sings together. At the start of a brand new season, it is the head cheerleader's job to teach those in attendance new songs for any first-year Giants. By the end of the game, everyone in attendance knows how the songs go.The singing doesn't stop with the players, however. During breaks in the action, the cheerleaders lead Giants fans into songs of the team and of victory. Many of these songs come with hand gestures that are equally fun to take part in as the singing itself. One unique chant you may encounter during a game at Sajik is "ajura," which roughly translates to "give a kid the ball," because Busanites believe that adults should give any foul and home run balls to children. There's also "ma,"which is more Busan slang and more or less translates to an admonishing "you!" or "how dare you!" The crowd shouts "ma!" at opposing pitchers after they try to pick off Lotte players at first base.But the crown jewel of this culture of cheering begins in the seventh inning. As a way to encourage people to clean up their trash, the stadium distributes garbage bags, which fans promptly tie onto their heads. Whether you choose to inflate your bag first or tie it into a bow, everyone in the stadium will be adorning their heads with them, bringing a sense of unity and community to the game. The way that Busan enjoys baseball is unheard of in the United States and is so unique that it has garnered attention from news giants such as the BBC, from the United Kingdom, and CNN, from the United States. ■ Baseball in Korea: a storied historyBaseball is Korea's favorite sport, and it has a long history in the country. In 1905, Philip Gillett, an American missionary, introduced the game to Korea's Christian youth. The game began to gain popularity in 1909, when a group of students studying abroad returned to Korea intent on starting a team. The game's popularity continued to grow throughout the Japanese colonial period. In 1923, an association was established as the first professional baseball league in the nation. Fast forward to 1982, and you see the modern-day KBO, where various national companies participated in putting together their own teams and stadiums. The KBO's original group of teams were quite different than the batch that plays today. Four of the original six teams either no longer exist, or have changed their name in some way. These four include the Haitai Tigers, MBC Chungyong, the OB Bears and the Sammi Superstars (which became the Hyundai Unicorns, now defunct). The other original team, apart from the Giants, is the Samsung Lions of Daegu.Currently, the number of KBO teams is 10. The newest club is Suwon's KT Wiz, which celebrated its inaugural season in 2015. Other squads include the KIA Tigers (formerly the Haitai Tigers) of Gwangju, with 11 series titles to their name, the Doosan Bears (formerly the OB Bears), LG Twins (formerly the MBC Chungyong) and recently renamed Kiwoom Heroes from Seoul, the NC Dinos from Changwon, Incheon's SK Wyverns, and the Hanwha Eagles of Daejeon. The Samsung Lions are still playing, and, obviously, so are the Lotte Giants.According to the KBO, over 130 million spectators have gone to ball games since 1982, and six million spectators visit stadiums every year to cheer their teams. This year will be no different, especially as far as Busan and its cheering fans are concerned. Through highs and lows, wins and losses, Lotte fans will always remain passionate. Welcome back, baseball. Busan has missed you dearly! ■ Location and game timesSajik Baseball Stadium is located between subway stations Sajik and Sports Complex, on metro line three. The ticket office is closer to Sajik station, but getting off at Sports Complex could be a good idea, due to the nearby Home Plus and street vendors serving reasonably-priced snacks and beverages. Games are usually at 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends. Some games begin at 2 p.m. during the early part of the season, because it gets cold in the evenings. Lines at the box office can get long, so if you're buying tickets in person, it's a good idea to show up early.How to buy tickets: Spectators can buy tickets at the Lotte Giants website (www.giantsclub.com/eng). In addition, they can buy tickets at the ticket office in person one hour before game time from Tuesday through Thursday, as well as two hours before game time from Friday through Sunday. Admission fees vary depending on seat positions, and you can see them at the website (English available). - 출처 및 제공 : 권성훈With beer brought to your seat, it's easy to get in the cheering spirit.
- Oncheoncheon has got it going on: the stream of your dreams Oncheoncheon Stream Both cheery cherry blossoms and bold yellow rape flowers are on display around this time of year along the Oncheoncheon Stream. Busan's central Oncheoncheon Stream flows from Geumjeong-gu (district) through Yeonje-gu and Dongnae-gu to the Suyeonggang River and is surrounded by both cherry blossom trees and yellow rape flowers that explode with color every spring. Hundreds of cherry blossom trees line each bank, while the yellow rape flower gardens are laid out near the bank. The stream runs 15 kilometers and ranges from 60-to-90 meters wide. It was once called Dongnaecheon Stream as it mainly flows through the Dongnae area. Spanning from Dusil Station (Metro line 1) to Togok-dong (neighborhood) in Yeonje-gu, there is plenty of real estate for visitors to partake in cherry blossom gazing. Stone bridges along Oncheoncheon Stream provide connection.While Oncheoncheon Stream today is a lovely gem in Busan's natural portfolio, it was not always this way. The city and local government officials have been working since the late 1990s on restoring the Oncheoncheon Stream by removing concrete cover along certain portions of the stream as well as cleaning the stream itself. The results speak for themselves. Fish have been enjoying the cool water, as well as plenty of egrets and herons interested in enjoying the fish. Several otters were even spotted along the Oncheoncheon Stream recently.Besides visitors, area residents can often be found enjoying brisk walks along the plentiful pathways bordering the stream, as well as bicyclists. Various sports facilities such as basketball courts can also be enjoyed at several spots along Oncheoncheon Stream.Plenty of photos get snapped along the Oncheoncheon Stream.The stream is a perfect place for enjoying cherry blossoms flowering during their peak season of spring from the end of March to early April. While the area is a regular destination for blossom lovers of all ages, it has become particularly popular choice for local university students who are in search of spring flowers and relaxed vibes. An evening view of Oncheoncheon Stream from above impresses.Perhaps the most favored cherry blossom viewing spot is the route from Oncheongyo four-way intersection to Dongnaegyo Bridge. Here, visitors will enjoy good accessibility as this portion of Oncheoncheon Stream is easily-accessible from Dongnae Station and Myeongnyun Station. From this area, folks can even borrow a bike and head north to the bustling Pusan National University area, as well. Another spot to enjoy cherry blossoms lives in the area from Yeonsangyo Bridge to Allakgyo Bridge. Here, visitors can even check out the Oncheoncheon Cafe Street area, putting the perfect pin on a perfect early spring excursion.-How to get there: Oncheonjang Station or Myeong-nyun Station (Metro line 1). Go down to the nearby stairway that leads down to the Oncheoncheon Stream. Or, Seomyeon Station (Metro lines 1 and 2), exit 7. Walk toward Lotte Department Store and take bus 110-1. Get off at Yeonangyo Bridge (연안교) stop. Go straight toward the Suyeonggang River. The route from Yeonsangyo Bridge to Allakgyo Bridge is directly ahead.■ Information on bicycle rentalsFor those looking to cover more ground on their Oncheoncheon Stream adventures, consider renting a free bike at one of several locations.All it takes to get on your very own set of pedal-powered wheels is some form of valid identification. Head to the back of Dongnae Hwasin Apartment (동래화신아파트), which is located near Yeonangyo Bridge. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and those who partake can take a bicycle out for two hours. The service is free of charge. There is another bicycle rental shop near Dongnae Station. Take exit 4 from the station and walk toward the Oncheoncheon Artificial Falls to find a rental shop on the opposite side. This rental shop is open from spring through fall. Bicycles here can also be taken out for up two hours and must be returned to the shop by 5:10 p.m.-Google GPS directions: (for Yeonangyo Bridge Branch) 35.193351,129.089527/ (for Dongnae Station Branch) 35.202057,129.078221Recommendations■ Pusan National University areaThe commercial district around Pusan National University was once one of the only areas both locals and foreigners could let their collective hair down in Busan. While there are plenty of places to soak in city excitement throughout Busan these days, the PNU area remains a recommended destination for a wide variety of reasons. Being a university area, a big benefit here is that the fun comes with reasonable prices. There are many restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars, karaoke rooms, movie theaters, department stores, clothing stores and video arcades catering to those whose budgets are quite a bit tighter. Korean-style "toast" sandwiches, filled with eggs, cheese, shredded cabbage and more depending on preference, can be found sold on streets throughout the PNU area. Additionally, the very first location of the nationally-popular Yoogane dakgalbi (spicy stir-fried chicken) chain is located in the PNU area, as well. Besides cheap and tasty eats, the outdoor plaza around Pusan National University Metro station often holds street performances and flea markets.-How to get there: Pusan National University Station (Metro line 1), exit 1 or 3. Go straight toward the university.■ Oncheoncheon Cafe Street areaThe Oncheoncheon Cafe Street area is a humble selection of coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants operating in a number of remodeled houses along the Oncheon-cheon Stream, specifically between Yeonsangyo Bridge and Allakgyo Bridge. This area's charm is infectious, and those who cannot help but post every moment of their lives to Instagram will need an entire afternoon to cover everything this lovely place has to offer. Small coffee shops first began to set up shop in the area in 2011. Their numbers have only grown since. Today, there are a plethora of options not only for coffee but also salads, sandwiches, desserts, even Thai food can be found in the Oncheoncheon Cafe Street area. Come hungry, leave happy.Please note that even though there are plenty of roads leading to the Oncheoncheon Cafe Street area, roads here tend to be pretty narrow. So, make life easier by getting there via public transportation. You will thank us for this advice later, trust us.-How to get there: Allak Station (Donghae line), exit 1. Go left and cross the street at the parking lot. Go straight toward the Oncheoncheon Stream for 10 minutes.■Dongnae Hot SpringsThe Dongnae Hot Springs have long been known to be good for the treatment of various physical conditions including neuralgia and myalgia. It was because of these health benefits that even royals had frequented the area for generations. Now, it's your turn to reap the benefits of this natural wonder.HurShimChung is one the finest and largest spas in all of Asia. Located at the annex of the Nongshim Hotel, HurShimChung offers various bath services including an enormous bathing area that can accommodate thousands of visitors. Many come to HurShim-Chung to enjoy various theme baths such as a cave bath, open-air bath and its famous Korean dry sauna. After purifying your body for a couple hours, enjoy a glass of cold and refreshing beer as well as some German-inspired snacks at the Hurshimchung Brau, located in the same building. This large and airy bar offers up a number of beers brewed on-site using traditional German methods. One can even often find some rollicking music performances here, as well. Hurshim-chung Brau is a great place to host celebrations including various promotions, birthday parties and other raucous celebrations. This area of town offers up a pleasant number of other great traditional spas, as well. These include Geumcheon Park Hot Spring, Nokchun Hot Spring and Daesung Hot Spring. Consider exploring a few or all of them throughout the week!Open-air foot baths provide comfortably hot temperatures of 63 degrees from natural spring water found deep underground. The hot springs are open daily (except Wednesdays and Fridays) at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March through October.-How to get there: Oncheonjang Station (Metro line 1), exit 1. Go straight along the public parking lot for three minutes. Cross the street and go straight toward the Oncheonjang crossway and then go into the alley that is located between the Lucky Pharmacy (럭키약국) and Gallery Eyewear Store (갤러리안경). Hotel Nongshim is ahead. HurShimChung is located in the back. The open-air footbath is next to the silver wood sculpture outside. Other spas can be found along the main street. ■Yunsan Mountain Cherry blossoms are in full bloom along Yunsan-ro in early spring.We think Yunsan Mountain is one of the finest attractions located around the Oncheoncheon Stream. We think you will agree. And, we think you owe it to yourself to limber up those legs and get on up there for a invigorating afternoon hike. The mountain is located along the east of Bugok-dong (neighborhood). Compared to many of Busan's other more famous mountains, Yunsan is a bit smaller with an altitude of 318 meters. It is called a "round mountain" or "bald head" mountain as it resembles both a wagon wheel and a person's head, minus that lovely tuft of hair on top (like the copy editor of this fine newspaper). In the spring when the cherry blossoms are scattered on the mountain, cherry blossom appreciation events are often held here. The mountain offers up some really beautiful nature, with pine trees, raspberry trees and wild flowers to spare. It is definitely a great place to enjoy nature, to relax, to exercise and to be inspired.-How to get there: Oncheonjang Station (Metro line 1), exit 4. Take mini bus 6 at the public parking lot and get off at the Seogok Elementary School (서곡초등학교) stop. Go straight toward the mountain. You will find Yunsan-ro street ahead. Or, Pusan National University Station (Metro line 1), exit 2. Pass through the Prugio apartment complex located nearby and cross the main road. Go straight to the mountain through the Geumjeong Tax Office and then travel up the side road that is at Bugok Middle School. Bugokam Temple, the entrance of the mountain trail, is ahead.
- Trips to Yeongdo never get old A great way to enjoy Huinnyeoul Culture Village is along this gorgeous seacoast pathway. Unlike upon the mainland, Yeongdo is a district that consists only of islands. There are no metro trains that come here. There are only networks of old roads that in some parts are so convoluted as to confuse even longtime taxi drivers. It is an interesting place with a lot of stories. One legend says an old woman living in Bongnaesan Mountain protects people. Not only are there legends, there are inhabitants of another island. Apparently so many people from Jeju Island have come to Yeongdo that a branch of Jeju Bank operates here, as well.These stories and more helped to make Yeongdo such a unique place. Why don't you find out for yourself? The island is easily available to explore from the mainland via four bridges. Instead of taking a vehicle there, however, how about we head to Yeongdo by walking across the Yeongdodaegyo Bridge, located near the Gwangbok branch of Lotte Department Store? Exercise and adventure all in one package!Recently, tourists have started to pay more attention to this curious island. Not only are luscious sea views available from all corners, several attractions have put it high on many "must visit" lists, including Huinnyeoul Culture Village and the Jeoryoung Coastal Walk, one of the best walkways for visitors to relax and soak up the big blue sea. One of the most popular walking routes takes visitors around the island from Namhang-dong (neighborhood) to the famous Taejongdae Park. Participants can check out various stores along the way that provide unique products and experiences, as well. Of course, no afternoon would be complete without a handsome cafe or two that provide some delicious coffee to enjoy while reading a book or just staring dreamily out to sea.Huinnyeoul Culture VillageIntimate alleys can be found throughout Huinnyeoul Culture Village. This area of Yeongdo excels in its simplicity. There is not one specific thing that needs to be checked out. Rather, it is best experienced as a whole. Huinnyeoul Culture Village remains an absolute must for those heading to the island as one can explore the dramatic lives and interests of a small, simple neighborhood here. The village got its first star turn as the backdrop to the 2013 movie The Attorney. Before even that, artists around 2011 began to take residence in what had began to turn into a decaying village. They have brought it back to life through their paintings on many walls. With their efforts, the number of visitors to Huinnyeoul Culture Village has risen considerably, despite it not being the most easy to get to destination. In addition, the village has been featured a number of times on television, which has further increased its popularity.The village was named huinnyeoul (white river) because the water drops falling down from the foot of Bongnaesan Mountain seemed white. Such a scene in which waves create white foam is very impressive. The front of the village affords visitors the view of a number of ships including deep-sea fishing vessels and freight vessels, which are anchored on the sea for repairs and supplies.At the information center in the middle of the village, visitors can check out the film site of the movie, The Attorney, as well as purchase some souvenirs such as postcards and handkerchiefs made by local residents. Those who want to enjoy an excellent stroll can go down the steep stairs linked with the Jeoryoung Coastal Walk. Another attraction is Huinnyeoul Jumbang, a small store operated by locals. The store provides a special place, which is very popular for locals, because visitors can eat noodles on the stone walls along with the sea views. It is a popular idea to take a photo of someone enjoying noodles with the sea in the background.-How to get there: Nampo Station (Metro line 1), exit 6. Take buses 7, 71 or 508 and get off at the Busan Healthcare High School (부산보건고) stop to find the village entrance. Or, take buses 6, 9, 82 or 85 and get off at the Huinnyeoul Culture Village (흰여울문화마을) stop. When you go down to the three-way intersection, you can find the village. -Please note! This is a village where residents live. Therefore, visitors should be careful not to infringe on the privacy of its residents or make too much unnecessary noise. Be respectful. Jeoryoung Coastal Walk A view through the new coastal tunnel. The beautiful sea waits for you. Jeoryoung Coastal Walk is one great way to get there. Jeoryoung Coastal Walk is part of the Galmaetgil suite of walking courses, which have been developed through city efforts. The coastal walk is three kilometers and connects from Namhang-dong to Taejongdae Park.Those who partake should allocate about two hours to walk around the entire road so they can look upon a beautiful backdrop filled with rolling waves, pebbles and strange rocks and bizarre stones. Additionally, Jeoryoung Coastal Walk was selected as one of the most beautiful nuri-gil (beautiful trail routes) nationwide. On a clear day, visitors can see Songdo Island across the way and Tsushima Island in Japan.This trail course starts from Bando Bora Apartment (반도보라아파트). Visitors can find the entrance when they go down to the beach at the rotary in Yeongseon-dong. The entrance features various paintings such as a mosaic representing the island as well as haenyeo (the women divers). Its steep stairs are piano shaped with a plethora of colors. Explorers can also discover the Haenyeo-chon, a village constructed by women divers from Jeju where visitors can eat fresh seafood caught by the haenyeo themselves. Taejongdae Park Keep walking along the coastal way and you will eventually arrive at Taejeongdae Park.This park was designated as a national cultural asset in Korea in part for its wonderful landscape of coastal cliffs, interesting topography and curious stones. The park has been honored with inclusion on the "100 Must-Visit Tourism Spots of Korea" list by the Korea Tourism Organization four times.Taejongdae was named after King Taejong Muyeol, who had united the three kingdoms as one. He was deeply moved by the coastal scenery and enjoyed bow shooting, so this park was named Taejongdae in his honor. There are densely-packed trees in the park's center and an easily-accessible route around its perimeter. Visitors to the park can see Busan's Oryukdo Island and Tsushima Island in Japan from here, as well. Beautiful woods feature giant pine trees, oddly formed rocks and strangely shaped stones and visitors can even enjoy a cruise along the perimeter where they can easily see amazing backdrops such as Achi Island.The best way to experience Taejongdae is on your two feet. But, should you want a different way to see it all, visitors can ride the Danubi Train, a service which allows passengers to hop on and off from any stop as many times as they want with one low-priced ticket (3,000 won for adults, 2,000 won for teens, 1,000 won for children). The train route runs from the entrance of the park to the observatory. After touring the park, why not enjoy some fresh seafood in a nearby pojangmacha (street food restaurant)? The way to eat this Korean-style seafood is simple but those who partake will experience some pretty awesome food, especially should your shellfish cooked right in its shell get topped with ample seasoning, onion and cheese. Plates of shellfish typically cost 40,000 to 70,000 won. -How to get there: Busan Station (Metro line 1), exit 7. Take buses 66, 88 or 101 and get off at Taejongdae (태종대) stop or Taejongdae Oncheon (태종대온천) stop. Or, Nampo Station (Metro line 1), exit 6. Take buses 8, 30, 66, 88 or 186 and get off at Taejongdae stop. Cafe options on Yeongdo Island In recent years, "Yeongdo cafe" (#영도카페) has become a popular search phrase for purveyors of Instagram. Here are just a few of our recently favorite finds. ■Sonmokseoga A lovely view from Sonmokseoga. This beautiful cafe near Huinnyeoul Culture Village allows visitors to enjoy a piping hot cup of coffee while reading their favorite book. The first floor is a bookstore while the second floor is the home to this cafe. Besides sales, the cafe/bookstore also holds public readings and performances on a regular basis. This cultural space is operated by a husband and wife team who have been an editorial cartoonist and poet, respectively. The cafe is housed in a remodeled house with a cozy, wood-imbued atmosphere that is perfect for long afternoons lingering over delicious caffeinated beverages and delicious prose.-Hours: 11 a.m. to sunset -Address: 307, Huinnyeoul-gil, Yeongdo-gu-How to get there: Nampo Station (Metro line 1), exit 6. Take buses 7 or 71 at Yeongdodaegyo Bridge (영도대교). Get off at Huinnyeoul Culture Village (흰여울문화마을) stop. You can see the cafe near Yeongseon Apartment. -Instagram: @sonmokseoga ■ Sinki CafeSinki Cafe has since 2016 become known for its beautiful view, which earned it a loyal following soon after its debut. Sinki Industry, a stationary maker, renovated its old factory here, transforming it into a cafe and office. Its industrial container box exterior clashes artistically with an interior that features subtle, minimalist black and white tones. Besides the cafe on the second and third floors and a fourth-floor office, a stationary store for Sinki Industry products is also located in the building. The highlight of the building is its lovely rooftop. Located high up Bongnaesan Mountain, Sinki's top floor overlooks Busan Harbor Bridge and the sea off Yeongdo. -Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. -Address: 2, Wachi-ro 51beon-gil, Yeongdo-gu-How to get there: Nampo Station (Metro line 1), exit 6. Take bus 9 at the Yeongdodaegyo Bridge (영도대교) and get off at the Lotte Nakcheondae (롯데낙천대) stop. The cafe is ahead. -Instagram: @sinki.industry ■B. TONIC This cafe features wall surfaces made of glass, providing an interesting aesthetic that allows visitors a very unique view of Busan Port. The interior is very simple and clean with its white and mint colors. B. TONIC is especially excellent at sunset, when one can appreciate the beautiful evening glow and colorful night view of the port. -Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily-Address: 35, Haeyang-ro 247beon-gil, Yeongdo-gu-How to get there: Nampo Station (Metro line 1), exit 6. Take bus 66 and get off at the Michang Oil Industry (미창석유) stop. Cross the street and walk 400 meters. The B. TONIC cafe is located in a six-story building. -Instagram: @cafe_btonic
- A home plate at Sajik, a dinner plate on your table There's electricity in the air for the start of baseball, and fans going to need sustenance to root for the home team. Whether you're eating around Sajik Baseball Stadium for energy before a game, or enjoying a meal after one, the area has no shortage of delicious places to eat.■ Somunnan Jumunjin Makguksu (소문난 주문진 막국수)- 출처 및 제공 : 권성훈 After a baseball game, many spectators enjoy going to restaurants for both food and drink. One place that's tailor-made for post-game festivities is Jumunjin Makguksu. Jumunjin, the home of makguksu (buckwheat noodles) in Korea, is located in Gangneung-si (city), Gangwon-do (province). Somunnan Jumunjin Makguksu stays true to its origins, making it one of the best joints to visit. The restaurant serves buckwheat noodles in the style of Gangwon-do, meaning that the dish is made with cold kimchi soup. That being said, if soup isn't to your taste, you can enjoy the noodles with sauce. Noodles at Somunnan Jumunjin Makguksu can also be eaten with suyuk (boiled port slices). You can order noodles in either soup or sauce with the pork to fully savor the flavor that the two foods combine to make. Makguksu is particularly good in the summer, since the soup and sauce are served chilled, however if you prefer your noodles a little less frigid, you can order kalguksu (chopped noodles), which is always made hot. Both the soup makguksu and kalguksu cost 8,000 won, whereas the makguksu in sauce is 9,000 won. With suyuk, prices vary between 18,000 and 23,000 won, depending on the size you choose. How to get there Cross the main street at Sajik Baseball Stadium, turn right at McDonald's and walk for 40 meters. Address: 8, Sajik-ro 58 beon-gil, Dongnae-gu , BusanHours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Phone: 051-501-7856 ■Gapyeong Dak-galbi (가평 숯불닭갈비)Another place sure to make you leave happy and full is Gapyeong Dak-galbi, featuring mouthwatering charcoal dak-galbi (spicy stir-fried chicken). Gapyeong Dak-galbi serves two things: dak-galbi and, if you can't get enough of it, more makguksu, which can only mean that the restaurant is confident in its flavors. The chicken comes both sweet and spicy, with one portion weighing around 250 grams. Served with a two-portion minimum, you won't go hungry here! And if you're nervous about the food being too hot, adding melted cheese to the side for 3,000 won can help counter a dish that's too spicy. Of course, the buckwheat noodles with their ice-cold broth can also do the trick! One 250-gram portion of dak-galbi costs 10,000 won. The buckwheat noodles are 6,000 or 8,000 won, depending on how much you order. How to get there: Cross the main street at Sajik Baseball Stadium. Turn right at McDonald's and walk two blocks. Turn right once again and go straight for 50 meters. The restaurant is ahead.Address: 20-4, Sajikbuk-ro 13beon-gil, Dongnae-gu, BusanHours: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.Phone: 051-505-6294 ■Anyang Haemultang (안양해물탕) Anyang Haemultang is a restaurant specializing in haemultang (spicy seafood stew). Beloved by locals, the restaurant boasts certificates of recognition from a number of organizations. Here you can find dishes made with over 20 kinds of seafood, such as crab, squid, shellfish and shrimp, as well as beef bone broth and vegetables. Stew servings are divided into sizes, with the smallest serving being ideal for two guests and the largest for four or five. Depending on the size you choose, prices range from 40,000 to 60,000 won. Don't forget to mix everything with hearty rice and flavorful sauces! How to get there: Cross the main street at Sajik Baseball Stadium. Go straight for 180 meters and turn right. The restaurant is ahead. Address: 66, Sajik-ro, Dongnae-gu, BusanHours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Phone: 051-505-0480
- Beautiful baked goods a feast of yeast in Namcheon [Recommended Local Eateries] 'Bbangcheon-dong' Tour A bunch of beautiful croissants are waiting for consumption at Maitre Artisan. As more and more Koreans opt for bread over historically-significant ri-ce, the more they will be willing to hunt for the best bakeries. However, one need not go too far and to each corner of Busan for the tastiest bread-based goods. They just need to head to Namcheon-dong (neighborhood)."Bbangcheon-dong" is the cute nickname combining Namcheon-dong with the Korean word "bbang" for bread. It's an area that includes about 20 small and large bakeries, both well-established veterans as well as up-and-coming startups clustered around Namcheon Station. The area became known for its bakeries due in part to the many schools in the area and the continuouly-growing attraction to bread products among its students. From nationally-known baking giants, to local newbies, to bakeries that even fea-ture rice instead of typical wheat, there is surely something with yeast to include with your feast. Bbangcheon-dong continues to grow in popularity, so much so the Suyeoung-gu Office now provides a local map so visitors can discover every bakery in the area. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started on your bakery bonanza.■ Maitre ArtisanMaitre Artisan serves French bread made by a French boulanger (baker). Opened in 2014, Maitre Artisan's most popular health-conscious bread is made with a natural fermentation starter and wheat flour imported from France. Maitre Artisan has attracted a large following, thanks to its authentic French baguettes, which are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Also popular are the various croissants including traditional, blueberry, pistachio and sausage. The bakery is closed on Mondays.-Address: 21, Namcheondong-ro 22beon-gil, Suyeong-gu-How to get there: Namcheon Station (Metro line 2), exit 1. Go straight toward Gwangalli for three minutes. ■ OPS The interior of OPS Namcheon branch A Busan original with franchises throughout the city and elsewhere, including in Seoul and Incheon, OPS is one of the largest bakeries in Busan and a must-visit for travelers. Opened in 1989, the signature product at OPS is the large cream puff, a flaky and delicate jumbo-sized dessert bread filled with vanilla-flavored custard which is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Jumbo cream puffs at OPS are a signature item.Breads made with seasonal strawberries are also popular in the spring. Many students heading to after school classes can usually be seen tucking into hagwonjeon (after school bread). This amusingly-named product includes milk and sponge cake that is easy to snack on quickly.-Address: 37, Hwangnyeong-daero 489beon-gil, Suyeong-gu-How to get there: Namcheon Station (Metro line 2), exit 3. The bakery is about 250 meters from the exit. ■ CieloCielo had been a staple among loyal neighbors years before the name Bbangcheon-dong was on everyone's lips. Cielo is particularly famous for its rice bread products, such as rice bagels and bread loaves. Cielo prides itself on never using additives in its bread, so enjoy your favorites without the guilt. Sweet red bean bread and shrimp breads are also popular. -Address: 19, Namcheondong-ro, Suyeong-gu-How to get there: Namcheon Station (Metro line 2), exit 1. Go straight one block and enter the right alley. Then, continue straight three minutes. ■ MuttiA variety of tarts at MuttiMutti means "mom" in German. It's also a lovely Bbangcheon-dong bakery specializing in desserts that will make customers feel a mother's love. The bakery name is based on the belief that a mother bakes her desserts using only the best ingredients. Mutti's size is small, but that has not stopped it from being a popular destination. Check out their tasty tarts topped with fresh fruits and walnuts. Their fresh-baked cookies also come recommended. -Address: 33, Namcheondong-ro, Suyeong-gu-How to get there: From Cielo, walk toward Namcheondong-ro for another three minutes. Mutti is ahead.
- Nakji, a bowl or three, so very good in all our bellies [Recommended Local Eateries] Stir-fried small octopusGukine Nakjibokkeum's main event offers a full and satisfying meal that is full of nutrients. Your mouth will be watering from the spicy scent long before the meal arrives at your table. Nakjibokkeum (stir-fried small octopus) is a perrenial favorite among Korean people. Unlike full-sized octopus, whose massive tentacles look like they came from a science fiction movie instead of the sea, nakji are smaller than a human fist. But, what they lack in stature they more than make up for in nutrients and value.Busan is the true home of nakjibokkeum. There are a number of restaurants cooking this delightful dish that are waiting for you to dis-cover. ■ Wonjo Halmaejip (원조할매집) Outside Wonjo Halmaejip Wonjo Halmaejip is a popular restaurant that has specialized in crafting nakjibokkeum for more than 40 years. Located in Beomil-dong (neighborhood), this restaurant's rich history begins with feeding the many workers employed at a number of factories such as the historic Joseon textile factory. To fill the need to fill these hard-working bellies, various restaurants opened in the area. While the factories and many of those restaurants have long since closed, some, including Wonjo Halmaejip, have remained quite popular. The best way to eat stir-fried octopus here is to enjoy it with rice and noodles, which help to absorb the dish's rich, spicy pepper sauce. The cooking philosophy of this restaurant is to maximize the natural taste of its ingredients without using any artificial enhancers. Unlike some nakjibokkeum dishes, Wonjo Halmae-jip's is not spicy, meaning everyone can enjoy this delightful dish. -Address: 10, Gold thema-gil, Busanjin-gu-How to get there: Beomil Station (Metro line 1), exit 1. Go straight to the alley on the left.-Hours: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., daily■ Gukine Nakjibokkeum (국이네 낙지볶음)Nakjibokkeum's spicy sauce is typically mixed with rice.Gukine Nakjibokkeum's signature dish will have first-time patrons wondering what took them so long to try it out. Diners can add various fresh ingredients to a communal hot pot to make the stir-fried octopus dish complete, including cleaned nakji, shrimp, tripe, vegetables and seasoning. Enjoy some various banchan (side dishes) or a glass of beer while you wait for the food to come to a boil.This delightfully delectable dish comes in a choice of various spice levels, ranging from mild to quite hot. If you're somehow still hungry after your first round, fill up those banchan plates for free at the self-service bar.Do you want to experience the meal in the best way? Let's mix up that stir-fried octopus with rice, leek and some savory seaweed flakes. But, wait, there's more! Feel free to add some tasty, chewy noodles to the sauce such as udon, glass noodles or ramen. -Address: 410, Yeonsu-ro, Suyeong-gu-How to get there: Suyeong Station (Metro line 4), exit 4. Walk straight for three minutes. -Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 p.m., daily■ Oryukdo Nakji (오륙도낙지) Pre-cooking at Oryukdo Nakji Very soon, baseball lovers will be able to welcome back spring and our Lotte Giants over at Sajik Stadium. But, as anyone knows, root, root, rooting for the home team can be hungry work. Thankfully, there's Oryukdo Nakji. This restaurant has many branches but this one takes the cake (in this case, it takes the octopus) for being so conveniently located to Sajik Sta-dium. Their delicious nakjibokkeum, with its fresh vegetables, nakji and assorted seasonings in a meaty broth is perfect for hungry sports fans. A particular favorite is their nak-gopsae, a portmanteau that combines nakji, gopchang (tripe) and saeu (shrimp) into one word and one fantastic dish.-Address: 30, Sajikbuk-ro 5beon-jil, Dongnae-gu-How to get there: Sajik Station (Metro line 3), exit 1. Turn right at the main street. Go straight 400 meters and enter the alley between McDonald's and Industrial Bank of Korea and cross the road. Enter the alley between the U+ Square and Subway and walk 150 meters.-Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., daily
- Repetition and Difference About Time Human's relationship with time is complicated and has been the subject of countless artworks. One art exhibition detailing with this complex topic is currently ongoing at the Busan Museum of Art. A showcase displaying the works of several artists entitled "Repetition and Difference: About Time," began on March 15 and will run until June 23.The title of the exhibition originated from a concept by Gilles Deleuze, a French philosopher, as well as five korean artists including Sun Gi Park and Japanese artists Tatsuo Miyajima and Aiko Miyanaga. The exhibition provides an artistic space for visitors to think about time from different perspectives, as well as humans' relationship with time itself.One particular work by Tatsuo Miyajima consists of a steam locomotive running on 12 meters of rails. The numbers from 1 to 9 turn on and off and symbolize the reincarnation of life, with the railroad representing the revolution of time, which in turn unites the world.Artist Aiko Miyanaga created a chair with naphthalene, a chemical compound which naturally evaporates in the air. The work has innumerable air bubbles in its transparent synthetic resin, which displays the exact moment of the naphthalene's disappearance. It is, in fact, a kind of artificial fossil. All this and more, now being exhibited at the Busan Museum of Art.Entrance Fees: 3,000 won for adults, 2,000 won for those under university age Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. How to get there: BEXCO Station (Metro line 2), exit 5. Go straight ahead for 100 meters. The museum is ahead.
- Van Gogh Village lets you see Vincent's art in new ways Take a look at Van Gogh's work like never before. By Mao Dandan Sometimes, great art from human civilization is thousands of kilometers away. Sometimes, it's not as far away as you think. The "Van Gogh Village," which displays digital recreations of Vincent Van Gogh's work, is an exciting exhibition showcasing the convergence of technology and art. Van Gogh is one of Korea's favorite international artists, and his work has been digitally recreated in the Van Gogh Village, which is a part of the greater Busan Bon DaVinci Square in Gijang. Convergence art is a genre that uses technology to recreate familiar artworks in completely new ways. In total, visitors can view around 350 of Van Gogh's works on giant HD screens, including "Almond Blossoms," "Wheatfield with Crows," "Sunflowers" and "The Starry Night." The center also provides VR and photo zones.Van Gogh was born in 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands. Throughout his life, he focused on drawing and painting. One of the most famous known traits about Van Gogh was that his ear was mutilated, though how this happened is not completely clear. On July 27, 1890, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a revolver. There were no witnesses to the shooting, but he was tended to by doctors. He died 30 hours after he shot himself, at the age of 37. Entrance Fees: 15,000 won for adults, 10,000 won for middle and high school students and 8,000 won for those who are under middle school age.Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed every Monday). Operation hours of Culture Day, which is the final Wednesday of every month, are extended until 9 p.m. Information: 070-8880-0329
- Norman Parkinson exhibition open at Busan Cultural Center One of the very best things to do in the city is seeing what's going on at the Busan Cultural Center. Currently running through April 30 is "Timeless Style," an exhibition of the works of Norman Parkinson, a legendary photographer from the United Kingdom. Alive from 1913 to 1990, Parkinson was a world-famous British fashion photographer who became an innovative icon in the industry. Beginning his career and life as a photographer for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, Parkinson eventually became a photographer of street scenes, architecture and landscapes. The Busan Cultural Center is presenting about 150 photos of his illustrious 50-year career.Included in the exhibition are numberous photos from Parkinson's fashion days, as well as pictures he took of contemporary celebrities, including musicians like The Beatles, David Bowie and Elton John, as well as other figures such as Vivien Leigh, Carmen Dell'Orecefice, Wenda Rogerson, Calvin Klein and others. Performing at the exhibition will be renowned South Korean conductor Nanse Geum, who will lead musicians into a suite of classical favorites. Geum has been a conductor for decades.Entrance Fees: 8,000 won for adults, 4,000 won for university students in arts majors and 3,000 won for those under university age.Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (last entry at 7 p.m.). Closed on Mondays. Open until 9 p.m. on Culture Day, which is the final Wednesday of every month.How to get there: Munhyeon Station (Metro line 2), exit 3. Walk along Dongseo Overbridge and cross the Dongcheon bridge. The Busan Cultural Center is ahead. Information: 051-630-5200
- LPGA International comes to Busan New golf course is yet another gorgeous spot to enjoy the sport- 출처 및 제공 : 부산일보 In March of last year, Busan signed a contract with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) to bring the organization's first international property to Korea. Now, some of the biggest names in golf, including In Bee Park and Sung Hyun Park, will be coming to one of Asia's best golf towns to showcase their skills in style. The arrival of the LPGA cements Busan as a true city of golf, one that is both professional and incredibly scenic. Take a deeper look into the LPGA and other courses that Busan has to offer.The LPGA International Busan, formerly the Asiad Country Club, will be home to the inaugural BMW Ladies Championship, which will be played from Oct. 21 to Oct. 27. Construction on the new club has begun and is being led by world-renowned designer Rees Jones. Jones has developed 87 golf courses in the United States and 100 worldwide, including the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida.Sponsoring the BMW Ladies Championship is BMW Korea, which will be working with the LPGA as tournament chair and organizer. The LPGA International Busan expects to become one of the world's most highly-regarded golf courses that will attract players from around the world. Currently, the club holds the rights to host the BMW Ladies Championship for three years, which is certainly something that should attract avid golfers.All golf courses of the LPGA International Busan will be shut down until April 19, with some continued closures from April 20 to May 19. However, golfers can begin experiencing the newly-renovated club on May 20. Due to the BMW Ladies Championship, the LPGA International Busan will be closed from October 7 to Oct. 28. Information: 051-720-6000 ■Busan's beautiful golf coursesThere are other golf clubs in Busan, too. The Gijang Dongwon Royal Country Club is in Manhwa-ri (neighborhood), Gijang-eup (district). It is a seaside club that has wonderful ocean views.Information: 051-750-6000 Bayside Golf Club near Ilgwang Beach is another venue. In 2015, the club won hosted that year's championship of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association. Information: 051-930-0000 Haeundae Beach Golf Resort in the Daebyeonhang Port area opened in 2014. The resort is Busan's first eco-friendly club. Information: 051-726-0707 Stone Game Country Club in Gijang opened in September 2018. The 16th hole, which allows for a shot towards the vast East Sea, is hailed by golfers as the signature experience of the day. Information: 051-722-7000 Haeundae Country Club: Byeongsan-ri, Jeonggwan-eup, Gijang-gun (county); 051-726-8000 Dongpusan Country Club: Maegok-dong (neighborhood), Yangsan-si; 055-388-1315 The Golf Club: Seosaeng-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan-si; 052-240-0100 A-One Country Club: Maegok-dong, Yangsan-si; 055-371-3500
- You will know Yongho is the best place to go Daytripping in Busan 14: Yongho-dong Magnificent views can be found around the Oryukdo Islands throughout the year. But, springtime is really its time to shine. Spring is springing and it is now time to begin the next chapter. While a chill remains, in March we can finally begin to shed some of this winter wear and open our doors to the outside world once more! How do you want to spend your March days? Head to Yongho-dong (neighborhood). A formerly sleepy portion of Nam-gu (district), the area began to bustle when several larger apartment complexes were built in the early 2000s. The population has grown as more folks became interested in living in the area. Thankfully, much of Yongho-dong's charm remains intact.What brings daytrippers here is its nature. From a seaside skywalk can visitors check out Oryukdo Island rising from the sea. Or, traverse the Igidae Coastal Walk where you can walk along the forest on one side, the beach on the other. It's surf and turf within reach!Oryukdo IslandOryukdo Island is located just beyond Yongho-dong. Depending on the day and tide, it may appear to be five islands or six, hence its name ("o" means five and "yuk" means six in Korean). Designated a "National Cultural Heritage" spot, all five islands, except the one with the lighthouse, are uninhabited. These islands include Usakdo, Surido, Gonggotdo, Guldo and Deungdaedo. Because the upper part of Usakdo divides into two segments, that island is sometimes known as Bangpaedo Island and Sol Island, as well, depending on the level of the water. Because many ships coming to Busan Port pass by Oryukdo Island, it also serves as a symbol of Busan's cultural heritage.While March is a great time to visit, Oryukdo is especially excellent come April, as rape flower blossoms begin to open up, creating a wonderful landscape. Visitors can enjoy beautiful scenery overflowing with colorful harmony of the blue sea and sky, green grass and yellow rape flowers all in one place. It is a cornucopia of flowery nature that will become your favorite spring destination.-Tips: Before going to the islands, check out the nearby observatory, souvenir shop or several cafes, which offer Oryukdo Island guides in English. Visitors can experience the delicious seafood caught and sold by haenyeo (women sea divers). These hard-working women sell sea squirts, sea cucumbers and turban shells among other tasty treats from the water.In addition, visitors can ride a cruise ship around the islands, which also includes a visit to the lighthouse. Cruises are available hourly for 10,000 won.-How to get there: Kyungsung University/Pukyong National University Station (Metro line 2), exit 3. Cross the street and take buses 24 or 27 at the bus stop near Paris Baguette. Get off at the Oryukdo Skywalk (오륙도 스카이워크) stop and walk down for a while. The Oryukdo Park and its tourist information center are ahead.Oryukdo SkywalkOryukdo Skywalk is a walkway of steel and tempered glass across a 35-meter coastal cliff. It has a "U" shape that is installed at the end of the land stretching forward to the Oryukdo Islands and is a great place to get a grand view of them from the mainland. The skywalk has enjoyed consistent popularity among social media tastemakers, families and pretty much everyone who steps upon it.-Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (the skywalk closes when there is snow, rain or strong winds)Igidae Coastal Walk Take a walk along the Igidae coastline.The Igidae Coastal Walk features 4.7 kilometers stretching from Igidae Dongsaengmal to Oryukdo Sunrise Park. The course takes roughly one hour to complete at a leisurely pace. Just relax and walk along the beautiful landscape with a bottle of cool water and enjoy the forest on one side, the sea on the other. It is a great place where trekkers of various skill levels can find a path that best meets their abilities. Take a well-deserved break at the jagalma-dang (pebble beach) or at the observation area along the way. As a welcome bonus, the Igidae Coastal Walk is a wonderful alternative destination to view the annual fireworks that light up the night sky every late October over beautiful Gwangalli Beach and the surrounding environment.-How to get there: Kyungsung University/Pukyong National University Station (Metro line 2), exit 3. Cross the street and take buses 22, 24 or 27 at the stop near Paris Baguette. Get off at the Igidae entrance (이기대입구) stop. Walk ahead through the entrance or enter the Igidae Coastal Walk from the Oruykdo Islands stop.
- Be awash in history with a Daecheong daytrip Daytripping in Busan 13: Daecheong-dong So much can be seen at a glance from the Daechung Sky Observatory, including Yongdusan Mountain Park, Busan Tower, Yeongju-dong and Busan Port. This month, Dynamic Busan is daytripping in Daecheong-dong (neighborhood), the location of the famous Choryang Waegwan (trading platform for the Japanese) banquet hall, built during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945). Road improvements, the opening of city hall (which has since moved to Yeonsan-dong), port facilities and commercial facilities after liberation have greatly contributed to this section of Busan becoming one of its biggest and busiest. To honor and reflect upon this past, one must simply head to places like Yongdusan Mountain Park and the Busan Modern History Museum. Delve deep into Busan's rich history and be rewarded with an excellent afternoon of exploration.Yongdusan Mountain ParkThis historic park offers various entertaining attractions including Busan Tower, the Octagonal Pavilion, the Flower Clock and the Citizen's Bell, which rings at midnight to start the new year every New Years Eve. Yongdusan stands as one of Busan's most iconic landmarks, having opened here more than 100 years ago in 1916. The park was built on a low mountain resembling a dragon's head (hence the reason it was affectionately dubbed "yong-du-san," which means "dragon-head-mountain") and has been loved as a picnic spot for many people over many years. Popular among both tourists and locals, Yongdusan Mountain Park is an excellent place for exquisite seaside views. A family enjoys the view from Busan Tower Observatory. Head into the park and check out Busan Tower, which received extensive renovations in 2017. Constructed in 1973, Busan Tower features a 120-meter, five-story tower that provides a grand view of Nampo-dong and nearby Yeongdo-gu (district) from its observation deck. The view is especially impressive at night. If it's possible you should definitely enjoy a casual stroll along the nearby woods, as you breathe deep the fragrant air provided by passing camellia flowers.-How to get there: Nampo Station (Metro line 1), exit 7. Go straight for five minutes and find the escalator entrance.-Information: busantower.net/engBusan Modern History MuseumBusan Modern History Museum was originally established in 1929, during the Japanese colonial rule that ended nearly two decades later in 1945. The building had been used as the Busan branch of the Oriental Development Company, which had plundered Korean re-sources for the colonial exploitation policy.After the independence from Japanese colonial rule, the building became the Busan cultural center for the United States overseas bulletin. This was not good enough for Busan citizens, who constantly demanded the return of the building until that was achieved in 1999. The building changed yet again, in 2003, into the museum it is today.With more than 200 pieces of modern history artifacts, videos and sculptures, the Busan Modern History Museum makes a very strong case for Busan's place on history. The museum hosts various exhibitions regarding the Japanese Colonial exploitation policy as well as the transition process of Busan Port.-Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily (closed on Mondays and national holidays)-Admission: Free-How to get there: Jungang Station (Metro line 1), exit 5. Go straight about 400 meters.Saekchae Maeul/Sky ObservatoryBusan Tower is indeed a great place to check out the city from on high. But, there might be an even better spot to look down upon Busan on Sanbokdoro (mountainside road). For some awesome views, head to Saekchae Maeul (colorful village) where bright, beautiful colors can be found among the alleyways and then hop over to the Daechung Sky Observatory to get another excellent view of the city.Daechung-dong is a residential neighborhood where merchants from Gukje Market and Jagalchi Market historically lived. As such, many small and cute houses were concentrated there. The neighborhood has evolved into a new tourism village as part of an urban restoration project. It's complete with colorful paintings and sculptures of flamingos, giraffes, Spider-Man, Iron-Man and more.Start off walking along the colorful alleys and then go up to the rooftop of the Daechung public parking lot by elevator. Here, you will finally reach the Daechung Sky Observatory where you can drink in such city landmarks as Busan Harbor Bridge on the left and Namhang Bridge on the right.-How to get there: Jungang Station (Metro line 1), exit 15 or 17. Take buses 40 or 81 and get off at the Bosu four-way intersection (보수사거리) stop. Cross the street opposite the GS25 convenience store and take mini bus 15 to Jung-gu general social welfare center (중구종합사회복지관) stop. Walk up to the village from here to find the entrance of Saekchae Maeul.
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