Love to eat? KTX has just the ticket for you
(left to right) ①Uri Dwaejigukbap in Dong-gu. ②Myeonchaeum in Geumjeong-gu. ③Somunan Wonjo Jobangnakji in Dongnae-gu.
④Darijip in Suyeong-gu. ⑤Borison Patisserie in Geumjeong-gu. ⑥Waveon Coffee in Gijang-gun.
On April 1, Busan Metropolitan City, in partnership with Busan Tourism Organization and KORAIL, launched the latest travel promotion to boost local tourism. This year's edition, dubbed "Four Meals a Day Busan Gourmet Food Tour," entices travelers with discounts on transportation and the chance to experience the city's diverse culinary landscape.
The first edition of the packaged tours debuted in 2021 and drew many tourists to the city. In 2022, the second edition, "One Summer Night," sold out in 21 days. Visitors who participated in the promotion enjoyed the spectacular night views from Busan X the Sky and other popular city attractions.
This year, "Four Meals a Day Busan Gourmet Food Tour" will provide a 50% discount on KTX fares to both domestic and international travelers. Additionally, participants can enjoy local delicacies at tourist destinations, traditional markets, and night markets citywide.
Certain packages are designed specifically for foreign tourists and offer English-speaking tour guides who can explain Korean food culture at traditional markets. For fans of the K-pop supergroup BTS, English-speaking tour guides will take participants to BTS members' favorite Busan eateries.
Reservations for the different travel packages are available on Korail's official website (letskorail.com, Korean language only) or KorailTalk, the railway's official application.
In March, Busan Metropolitan City released the latest edition of its annual food and beverage guide, "Taste of Busan 2023." This year's guidebook presents 163 restaurants and cafes across the city and includes maps for convenient reference. Alongside vivid photographs of food and dining establishments, the publication features interviews with chefs sharing insights into the history and characteristics of select businesses.
An eater's guide to Busan
Originally published to commemorate the 2002 Asian Games and 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, the guidebook is available in Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese languages. Currently, the Korean/English edition is available in various locations such as tourist information centers, train stations, and Gimhae airport, while digital versions can be found on Visit Busan's official website (visitbusan.net). Chinese and Japanese editions are expected to be released soon.