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- Taxi app overcomes language barriers Busan Metropolitan City commences Dongbaek Taxi Smart Service tailored to foreigners. Through the public taxi calling application "Dongbaek Taxi," foreigners can access interpretation, translation and information guide services. Dongbaek Taxi app will be connected to Life in Busan application.Passengers can find QR codes in participating taxis. Upon scanning the code, users are directed to the "Life in Busan" application directly, where they can receive interpreter consultation services in over 10 languages.Subsequently, the two apps are scheduled to connect, allowing users to access additional cross-application services, such as disaster alerts and daily life information. These improvements aim to create a more attractive World Expo host atmosphere by reducing foreigners' travel inconveniences.
- City to host World Anti-Doping Conference Busan was selected to host the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2025 World Conference, the world's largest doping-free event held every six years. On May 19, Busan won the bidding war at the 2022 WADA Board meeting. Initially, a close battle against Tampere, Finland was expected due to its support from the European Union. However, Busan secured the majority vote.Korean officials joined WADA's first Board meeting of 2022 in Cairo.Since the first WADA General Assembly in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1999, four European and one African country have hosted. By being selected as the 2025 World Conference host, Korea has become the first country in Asia to hold a WADA World Conference.The assembly is scheduled for five days in November 2025. Approximately 2,000 people are expected to participate in the conference, including officials from 18 countries and related institutions such as the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, anti-doping agencies and analysis agencies. The city, partnered with the Busan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Busan Tourism Organization and BEXCO, cooperated with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Anti-Doping Agency (KADA) to engage in bid activities.At the presentation before the board meeting, Busan's ambassador for international relations, Park Eunha and Lee Jung-min, the athletic commissioner of the KADA, emphasized the expansion of sports values and the importance of the city as a hub of sports and culture. Park utilized her 37 years of diplomatic experience and relations by visiting ambassadors in Busan individually to garner support for the conferenceThe Mayor referenced the upcoming international events, including the 2023 Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) World Assembly, 2024 World Table Tennis Championship and the 2025 WADA World Conference. He stated how each brings Busan closer to becoming a leading global sports locale. In addition, he pledged to bolster efforts that support hosting the World Expo.
- Second presentation enhances World Expo candiadture Busan Metropolitan City completed the second presentation for the World Expo 2030 at the 170th General Assembly of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). The second presentation occurred June 21 at Palais Des Congress, a convention center in Paris. Following Italy and Saudi Arabia, Korea presented at 10:30 a.m. for 20 minutes; Ukraine was absent from the presentation. Mayor Park rehearses for World Expo presentation.Significant figures, including Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, Busan Mayor Park Heong-jun, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairperson and SK group CEO Chey Tae-won and Samsung Electronics' president Lee In-yong, attended the assembly in Paris, France. The second presentation showed governmental and conglomerate cooperation. These factors lead to a high probability and expectation that Busan will host the World Expo in 2030.Various speakers addressed climate change, equality and more under World Expo 2030 Busan's theme "Transforming our city, navigating toward a better world." A particular highlight was Busan's history as a maritime and temporary wartime capital. The idea was to provide hope and show understanding to developing countries, some of which officials were in attendance. Also, as former President Moon Jae-in was on the first presentation video, President Yoon Suk-yeol appeared on this video. Yoon's message of governmental support was in English, which was said to capture BIE member audiences. A promotional poster stands along Paris' Champs Elysees.Lastly, Mayor Park described Busanites' open-minded and generous nature, the city's climate and the expo's planned venue, North Port. He received favorable comments for showing Busan's strengths without downplaying other candidates. Later, a designated team will analyze the other candidates' presentations and set further plans to garner support. London's Piccadilly Circus.LG digital promotional material is currently featured in New York's Time Square and London's Piccadilly Circus. In addition to these advertisements, global artists BTS and Lee Jung-jae are scheduled to attend and participate in more expo-related events. Leading officials, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will also participate in various projects to draw support. To this end, the government will establish the "Governmental Hosting Committee for World Expo 2030 Busan." Prime Minister Han and SK group CEO Chey will be named among the chairs.New York's Time Square.Following all presentations, a candidature dossier review will take place in September, then an on-site inspection. The BIE will decide on the host city for the World Expo 2030 at the general assembly planned for winter next year.
- Summertime and the city is steamy Busan Sea Special July begins with some of the best news; all seven beaches are fully open and operational. Typically, crowds who enjoy maritime leisure sports such as kayaking flock to the beaches year-round. However, late July and early August is the hottest season for Busan's seven beautiful beaches. Every year, Haeundae Beach, the longest and possibly the most popular beach in Korea, is bursting with Busanites and travelers.■ The 26th Busan Sea Festival Needless to say, the nation's largest summer festival takes place in Busan, spanning Haeundae, Gwangalli, Dadaepo, Songdo and Songjeong Beaches, from July 30 to Aug. 7. Since most social distancing policies are lifted, the event is planned to be held as usual. The festival is arranged to provide guests and local businesses with a fun-filled season and actively promote the World Expo 2030 Busan. The one-of-a-kind event is extended from five to nine days, from July 30 to Aug. 7, with various programs, perf-ormances, experiences and more.Busan beaches host various attractions, sites and experiences. For those who enjoy bustling areas with night views, Haeundae and Gwangalli are ideal. On the other hand, Songjeong and Songdo are perfect for marine sports and tours. Ilgwang, Imnang and Dadaepo Beaches offer shallow shores and relaxation for families with children. The main events of the festival are on Haeundae Beach. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 30 at a special stage on the shore. The first event is entitled "Hoping to host the World Expo 2030 concert," consisting of a performance by the band "KARDI," the group featured in the World Expo promotional video. It is followed by one of the most popular events, the "Night Pool Party." The audience can watch performances from within two large pools, totaling 15 meters wide and 25 meters long. A standing area will also surround the stage and the entire event runs till 10 p.m.Don't miss out on Haeundae Beach's Night Pool Party July 30. ■ Haeundae BeachWhen people hear Busan beaches, they may automatically think of Haeundae Beach. Day and night, the shore and surrounding area are a flutter with lively activities and events. While the sun is up, beachgoers cool down by swimming, tubing, relaxing under an umbrella or playing beach volleyball. As the sun goes down, pubs and restaurants fill with customers ready for delicious food and a good time. Performers, also known as "buskers," line the beach to share their talents. Stop to enjoy a magic show or dance battle. Musicians frequently perform to offer entertainment for those slowly promenading or resting in the beachside moonlight.During the day, a variety of events can be found along the city's longest beach. "Welcome spring" is one such event where water cannons at the event plaza will regularly shoot water into the air from July 30 to 31. In the public parking lot, an event called "Heat hunter" is planned to fight fire with fire. Fierce competitions will be held, such as a spicy food eating contest and fitness match. A short walk away sits Songnim Park. Within the park, an area called "Sea-nic," a combination of the words "sea" and "picnic," will host a variety of cultural content such as busking.· How to get there: Haeundae Station (metro line 2), exit 3 or 5. Walk for about 10 minutes.△ Highlight attractions· Haeundae Market: A local market where visitors can buy street food and fresh seafood. Here, raw and grilled fish are available, as well as diverse snacks like kalguksu (noodle soup) and tteokbokki (rice cake and fish cake in a spicy sauce). The entrance is about a three-block walk from Haeundae Station exit 3.· The Bay 101: A famous spot for the splendid night views of the sea, yachting center and Marine City's skyscrapers. During the day, guests can enjoy marine leisure activities, such as sailing aboard one of the many yachts. In the evening, the locale transforms into a dinner destination due to the beer and battered fish served at the on-site restaurant and pub. It's located behind the Westin Josun Hotel, on the right side of the beach.Large umbrellas along Gwangalli Beach add shade and scenery. ■ Gwangalli BeachGwangalli is considered one of the best places for couples to enjoy. The 7.4-kilometer-long Gwangan Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Korea, is a city landmark. The bridge stretches across the sea and reflects its image on the mostly calm daytime waves and bright LED lights at night.Another charm while facing the sea is the fish center, on the left side, where various fresh seafood is available. On the other side of the beach lies the Marine Leisure Sports Center, where visitors can kayak, stand-up paddleboard, waterski and more.· How to get there: Gwangan Station (metro line 2), exit 3 or 5. Go straight for 15 minutes.△ Highlight attraction· Millak Waterside Park: While facing the oceans and bridge from the shore, the park and Millak Fresh Fish Center are situated on the left edge of the beach. There, people can have fresh seafood right away while enjoying a unique perspective of the Gwangan Bridge and the cool sea breeze.Stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, swimming and sunbathing are available at Songjeong Beach. ■ Songjeong BeachSongjeong is considered a surfing mecca in Korea. The shallow depth and smooth sandy floor make it ideal for beginners and professionals. Also, the contrasting East and South Sea waves set the perfect environment for surfing. Since the surfing and swimming zones are divided, surfing is available all year. Various marine sports schools and rental shops are nearby, which gives everyone a chance to enjoy themselves.· How to get there: Songjeong Station (Donghae line), exit 2. Walk for about 15 minutes.△ Highlight attraction· Jukdo Park: The park's entrance gate is located toward the left end of the beach. At the edge of the park lies the must-see "Songiljeong" pavil-ion, offering a panoramic view.Songdo Beach's landmarks are visible from land, sea and sky.■ Songdo BeachSongdo Beach offers fun activities, including Sea Diving Board, Busan Air Cruise and Songdo Cloud Trail. Over 100 years ago, the beach opened to visitors, making it Korea's oldest beach. Since then, attractions and ease of accessibility have increased. Depictions of the history are situated around the beach, including a whale-shaped lighthouse in the middle of the beach, a seaside diving board and artificial waterfalls. Nearby, the curvy two-part Songdo Cloud Trails landmark juts out over the sea connecting at a small rocky islet. From the 1.62-kilometer-long "Busan Air Cruise," passengers can observe Songdo Beach, Namhang Bridge and the surrounding cliffs. The cable cars depart from Songdo's Songnim Park and arrive at Sky Park in Amnam Park. The park's three-story observatory gives guests a diverse and closer ocean view. For reservations and more information, visit the cruise's website (busanaircruise.co.kr).Songdo Cloud Trail, 127.1 meters long and two-meter wide, links Amnam Park to the upper part of Dongseom Island, a small uninhabited island. In particular, landscape lighting along the way creates a unique atmosphere. Notably, the island's circular trail observatory allows visitors to experience Busan National Geopark, complete with its ancient layers of distinctly shaped oceanside cliffs.· How to get there: Jagalchi Station (metro line 1), exit 2. Take bus 26, 30, 71 or 96 at the Chungmu-dong Intersection bus stop and get off at the Songdo Beach stop.△ Highlight attraction· Songdo Coastal Trail: The promenade from Songdo Beach to Amnam Park is considered a uniquely beautiful path with coastal cliffs, forests and the beach. Geologic faults, observatory and cloud trail sky walk lie along the way. The course continues between the dense forest and the open sea and is popular among trekkers.Catch the sunset's purple and pinkish hues on Dadaepo Beach. ■ Dadaepo BeachLocated at the mouth of the Nakdong River, are Dadaepo's shores, composed of accumulated sediment. The shallow waters and warm average water temperature make it a good place for families with children to enjoy. Around the tidal flats, where the water is low, crabs and other creatures can be seen scurrying, but for those who prefer leisure sports activities, kiteboarding, windsurfing and sailing are available. Keep in mind that Dadaepo is best known as Busan's sunset hotspot. The trail from the beach to the Morundae area has been aptly named "Saha Sunset Road," providing trekkers a chance to admire the scenic view of the sun setting on the horizon. · How to get there: Dadaepo Beach Station (metro line 1), exit 2. Walk for about a minute.△ Highlight attraction· Sunset Fountain of Dreams: This Guinness-record holding world's largest ground fountain is 60 meters in diameter with a 180-meter circumference and pumps water 55 meters high. The 30-minute light and water show, which doesn't run on Mondays, is amplified by the accompanying pop and classical music. Until August, the show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on weekends. From September to October, they begin at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on weekends.Calm Ilgwang waves lie far away from the heart of the city. ■ Ilgwang and Imnang BeachSituated in Gijang-gun (county) lie the calm and shallow waters of Ilgwang and Imnang Beaches. The county plays host to fishing villages and hidden inlets, providing a contrasting feel to the hustle and bustle of the city. The semicircle-shaped Ilgwang Beach sits in the southern region of the East Sea. The serene pocket beach sits in such a way that visitors can gaze upon the horizon in its entirety at once. A pine forest and fish centers are lined up along the shore. Imnang Beach, located on the edge of Busan and Ulsan, is much smaller. Another pine forest lies nearby the finely sanded shores and clear valley water of Imnang.· How to get to Ilgwang Beach: Ilgwang Station (Donghae line), exit 1. Walk for about 15 minutes.· How to get to Imnang Beach: Jwacheon Station (Donghae line), exit 1. Take bus 188 and get off at Imnang Beach Entrance bus stop.△ Highlight attraction· Sinpyeong Small Park: Between these beaches, along a Galmaet-gil Trail, lies a hidden gem. Hop aboard the ship-like installation to feel the wind beneath your wings.
- Comfortable jaunts around favored haunts Ride Along To Explore Busan ⑥ Busan City Tour Bus Blue Line The City Tour Bus Blue Line course is ideal for visiting the azure Haeundae and Gijang Beaches; the ocean color gives the line its "blue" name. Unlike the other tour courses, it departs from Yonghoman Sightseeing Boat Terminal, which is not easy to get to by subway. Therefore, taking the Red Line course from Busan Station and transferring to Yonghoman Sightseeing Boat Terminal or at Haeundae Beach is possible and recommended.In March, Lotte World Adventure Busan opened the doors to its 158,000-square-meter amusement park, making it the only one in the city.Haeundae Beach to Moontan Road, the first street of tourismStarting at Yonghoman Sightseeing Boat Terminal, City Tour Bus rides toward Haeundae Beach via Gwangan Bridge. Haeundae Beach, a well-known tourist spot, is full of sights to see and activities to enjoy. After getting to the beach, you can enjoy a walk along the shore or around Dongbaek Island, The Bay 101 and Nurimaru APEC House.For families, the "SEA LIFE Busan" aquarium is located around the entrance of Haeundae Beach. The site covers 1.3 hectares, including one ground level, three basement floors and an 80-meter-long underwater tunnel. It boasts 40 themed areas and over 10,000 sea creatures, including approximately 250 species. Adventurous guests can enjoy special performances and events such as live creature feeding experiences. Dive into a memorable marine experience at the beach-adjacent aquarium.Close by, "Busan X the SKY" (411.6 meters) inside LCT the Sharp, Busan's tallest building, awaits. This landmark destination helps visitors appreciate popular tourist hot spots, including Gwangan Bridge, Dongbaek Island and Dalmaji Pass.Busan X the SKY observatory provides one-of-a-kind views. Lately, the interest in "Blue Line Park" near Cheongsapo Beach, toward the eastern end of Haeundae Beach, is on the rise. The Moontan Road bus stop is linked to the Blue Line Park's Beach Train Mipo Station. The train runs 4.8 kilometers to Songjeong Station at 15 kilometers per hour and tickets can be purchased at the station. For those who would prefer to walk, there is a wooden path along the track, stretching the entire way.The Blue Line Park's Sky Capsule and Beach Train depart from Mipo Station in Haeundae.Songjeong Beach, a surfer's paradiseThe next stop on the course is Songjeong Beach. This area is popular with those who love marine leisure sports and surfing. Due to the soft sand and shallow waters, it is also beloved by families with children. The two-kilometer-long beach is lined with cafes and restaurants, perfect for enjoying a beverage and the sights.In front of Songjeong Beach lies Jukdo Park, where the red and white Songjeong Lighthouses await. A pavilion named "Songiljeong" can also be found at the park, where visitors can appreciate a view of the beach and neighboring pine forest. Take a stroll or enjoy one of the numerous marine leisure sports.Songjeong is known as the Korean surfing mecca. The water temperature throughout the year doesn't drop exceptionally low; it's perfect for surfers, no matter the skill level. Surf schools near the beach provide rental equipment and lessons.Galmaet-gil Trails are found throughout the city and this trail connects Yonggungsa Temple to Orangdae Cliff.Gijang spots for shopping, theme parks and relaxationThe next stop is the Gijang area, the hottest tourist attraction in Busan these days. Various tourism facilities and interactive events are available around "Osiria Tourism Complex." The bus passes by Osiria Station on the Donghae Line, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Hilton Busan, Jukdo Island (Yeonhwa-ri), Osiria Theme Park (in front of the Skyline Luge), Lotte Premium Outlets, Lotte World Adventure and Busan National Science Museum.At Skyline Luge, carts fly down the steep 100-meter hill. The attraction is composed of four courses totaling 2.4 kilometers. The entrance is at the base of the hill, where visitors board one of the two Skyride lifts to the top. Guests then board the carts and ride them all the way down one of the courses. This branch of Skyline Luge is open at 10 a.m. and stays open till 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 p.m. on weekends. The twice-use ticket is 22,000 won per person. However, if riding with a child, 6,000 won is added. Tickets may be purchased online (skylineluge.kr). "Lotte World Adventure," themed "Fairy Tale Kingdom," has over 15 attractions, including "The Giant Digger" (roller coaster) and "PowerSplash" (water coaster), which cover about 16 hectares of land. A variety of parades and performances, which some consider the highlight of the theme park, are held at intervals throughout the day. An all-day ticket is 47,000 won for adults, 39,000 won for teenagers aged 13 to 18 years old, 33,000 won for children three to 12 and 12,000 won for children under three. Tickets are available through the official website (adventurebusan.lotteworld.com).Gijang is also famous for its seaside scenery. The Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, just inside this developing area, is an ideal place for one-of-a-kind views and relaxation. A 3.2-kilometer promenade from the temple along one of the famed Galmaet-gil Trails leads to Orangdae Park. The tour course departs from the temple and passes ANANTI COVE at Hilton Busan to get to the park via backroads at Maritime & Fisheries Science Museum. In fact, one day is simply not enough to explore all of these courses. Choose the stop or stops you want to check out according to your taste and journey around popular locales from Haeundae to Gijang.Busan City Tour Bus TIPSBusan City Tour Bus departs from a designated stop in front of the Ramada Encore Hotel near Busan Station. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver or reserved online by credit card. The Blue Line is currently accessible Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only. It departs at 9:30 a.m. from Yonghoman Sightseeing Boat Terminal and operates nine times a day at 50-minute intervals.The ticket comes in the form of a wristband. The fare is 15,000 won for adults, 8,000 won for children over four to teenagers. Entry is free for children aged four or under. Proof of age is required.Some facilities offer special discounts for those with tickets. SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, for example, gives a 10,000 won deduction. Addit-ional details, including the stops for the other two courses, can be found online (citytourbusan.com).※All tourism attractions, including the City Tour Bus, may be suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. Be sure to check before visiting.
- Four bridges that illuminate the sea Ride Along To Explore Busan ⑤ City Tour Bus Night View TourWell-constructed pieces of architecture can become landmarks all by themselves. Among them, bridges have risen to fame as lodestars of architectural beauty. The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Tower Bridge in London, are such marvels. However, Busan has many beautiful bridges that can compare, such as the Gwangan Bridge, the Busan Harbor Bridge and Namhangdaeygo Bridge. The City Tour Bus Night view course is known for its impressive views of these structures and other wonders of the city.△At the top of the tour bus lies views beyond compare; make sure to get some shots because the sky is the limit.Busan Metropolitan City presents four marine bridges to travelers through the Busan City Tour Bus Night view tour (Bridge tour) run by the Busan Tourism Organization. Unlike other city tours, it is only available from Busan Station. Along the way, passengers can get off and re-board at Gwangalli Beach and Songdo Cloud Trails to capture a snapshot of the night view. The bus departs at 7:30 p.m. in front of Busan Station every Friday and Saturday. Tickets can be reserved over the phone and can be paid upon boarding via cash or card. The double-decker bus gifts passengers the opportunity to enjoy both the salty spring breeze and a panoramic view of various city landscapes.△Busan Harbor Bridge is picturesque in either direction.■ Night view for Busan Harbor-Old town-YeongdoThe first bridge is Busan Bridge which links Yeongdo Island and Nampo-dong (neighborhood). The area encompassing Nampo-dong, Bosu-dong and Lotte Department Store is part of Busan's old "downtown" that once hosted Busan city hall during the 1990s. This first leg of the course can be viewed as a sort of warmup before fully enjoying the night view of Busan. After about 10 minutes, the bus disembarks from the Busan Bridge at the Yeongdo area and enters an overpass with a beach view. Then, Busan Harbor Bridge links Yeongdo and Gamman-dong in Nam-gu (district). This is where the full-scale night view tour begins.Busan Harbor Bridge is the longest steel cable-stayed girder bridge in Korea. The tower and bridge are connected using steel cables and concrete, a construction method that cuts back on wasteful spending. Traversing the spiral ramp will lead you to a commanding view of both sides of the cable bridge, where the A-shaped tower awaits. Then Gamman Dock, located on the right, is flooded with cranes and stacked containers, highlighting Busan as the "logistics city." On the other side, Busan harbor and a cityscape view can be found, reinforcing the city as a harbor hub. Since state-of-the-art LED lights line the bridge, it boasts unique night views. The lighting is reflected on the cables creating the illusion that the bridge is glowing. ■ Photo time at Gwangan Bridge, the popular night view spot in BusanThe next course runs through the Gwangan Bridge area and represents Busan's nightlife with a night view. The city tour bus passes Busan Harbor Bridge, Gamman Dock and Nam-gu downtown, then stops at Gwangalli Beach for 10 minutes. Passengers can take pictures at the Beach with the landmark bridge in the background.Gwangan Bridge links Namcheon-dong in Suyeong-gu and Centum City in Haeundae-gu. The two-story eight-lane bridge measures 7,420 meters long and approximately 18 to 25 meters wide. The bridge's uniqueness not only lies in its structure or positioning but in its technological features. LED lights attached to the bridge can produce more than 100,000 assorted colors and various shapes depending on the day, time and season.After taking a commemorative photo of the bridge, it's time to ride on it, the highlight of the tour. The bridge deck is featured in numerous car commercials because of the spectacular view. The bus passes over Suyeong Bridge No.2 and through BEXCO and Centum City to cross the overpass. While riding the bus, passengers can catch glimpses of Marine City skyscrapers and the Yachting Center on the left. After the curved course, the white lights of the H-shaped towers light up the water. Also, the contrast between the bright lights of Gwangalli Beach and the dark ocean waves adds to the overall brilliance of the area. △Outside the heart of the city sits Songdo Beach, one of Busan's seven beaches. ■ Beaches, cable cars-nightlife of BusanAfter crossing Gwangan Bridge, the bus goes back toward Yeongdo across Busan Harbor Bridge. The next destination is the Songdo Beach area, where the night view of Namhangdaegyo Bridge awaits.Namhangdaegyo Bridge is 1,925 meters long, 25.6 meters wide and boasts six lanes. It crosses the sea between Amnam-dong in Seo-gu and Yeongseon-dong in Yeongdo-gu. From the entrance to the exit, 663 floodlights line the way at three to five meters, creating a unique atmosphere. Even though it may not be as flashy as Gwangan Bridge or Busan Harbor Bridge, Namhangdaegyo Bridge features a calm and peaceful landscape. Cool teal lights radiate in the summer, while warm, mellow lights fill the beach during the winter. Also, the 360-meter ship route under the bridge embroiders the area for 10 minutes every hour on Saturdays and national holidays.The bridge is linked to Songdo Beach, Korea's first official beach. The bus stops in front of Songdo Cloud Trail, where passengers can capture dynamic shots. The area is alight deep into the night and also hosts the Busan Air Cruise, which runs till 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 p.m. on weekends. After snapping all the beach sights, it's time to head back. Around 9:30 p.m., the tour passes by the Gukje and Jagalchi Markets to return to Busan Station.The night view tour is recommended for those who want to experience various aspects of Busan in a whole new light. It's the best way to fully enjoy the dynamic charm of the city while soaking in the calm ocean view.△Yeongdo Island is impossible to miss from the Jagalchi Market Observatory.
- Desert the heat with cool eats Busan World Food - Sister Cities ⑦ Taiwan - Kaohsiung Summer has arrived, so it's time to cool down with something fresh and flavorful. In this issue, we introduce Taiwan, a country famous for its refreshing mango shaved ice and Kaohsiung, one of Busan's sister cities.A spoonful of mango bingsu will help the summer go down as one to remember.■ Sister City : KaohsiungKaohsiung is the second-largest city in Taiwan and the largest port city. Two-thirds of the country's imports and exports pass through Kaohsiung Port. On June 30, 1966, Busan and Kaohsiung signed a sister city agreement, making it Busan's first sister city. The cities make exchanges in numerous fields such as culture, art and architecture. Also, to strengthen the relationship, city officials attend the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival in Kaohsiung.Dimsum.■ Taiwanese foodTaiwan provides both island and Chinese culture. The local culture prides itself on simplicity in both cooking and eating. For example, many people enjoy having breakfast in restaurants. Therefore, many eateries specializing in breakfast open at 6 a.m. and close around noon. Two types of breakfast restaurants are frequented on the island: Western-style shops which serve sandwiches, toast and continental brunches and Taiwanese-style. In Taiwanese-style restaurants, customers can enjoy dan bing (egg crepe), rousong (pork floss), dou jiang (salty soy milk soup) similar to Korean-style kongguk (cold soymilk soup) and more. Dim sum, niu rou mian and mee suah (mee sua) are popular warm dishes. In Korea, the name dim sum is often used synonymously with "Taiwanese dumplings." Locally, dim sum refers to a collection of small dishes, including dumplings with a variety of fillings. Niu rou mian is beef noodle soup. Similar to a soup dish favored by China but said to be less spicy and oily, this well-known meal is sometimes called "Taiwan ramen." Oyster vermicelli or mee suah is quite versatile. Animal intestines are added or substituted to taste.Mee suah. Taiwan's climate has led to the development of night markets to escape the daily heat. Guests can find oyster omelets, gua bao (pork belly burgers), da chang bao xiao chang (sausage hotdogs), ji pai (fried chicken cutlet), di gua qiu (fried sweet potato balls) and yu yuan (balls made of the root vegetable taro).Iced desserts and beverages are served throughout the day, including mango bingsu (shaved ice). It is made with ground frozen milk, mango slices and mango-flavored ice cream. Traditionally, tea is one of the most popular beverages enjoyed in Taiwan. Recently, iced sweet milk tea or "bubble tea," with tapioca pearls, are trendy among young tea-drinkers. Other desserts served alongside tea are large Taiwanese castella cakes, nougat crackers and feng li su (pineapple cake).Bubble tea.■ A taste of Taiwan△ Mangolu (망고루)A coffee and dessert cafe specializes in mango shaved ice topped with mango. It is served with additional toppings on the side and a cup of dry ice in the middle. This locale offers a sweet treat as well as an extraordinary experience.Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Closed on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.Address: 239-11, Dalmaji-gil, Haeundae-guHow to get there: Jangsan Station (metro line 2), exit 8. Then, take Haeundae-gu 10 village bus and get off at Useongbillateu stop.△ Bao Haus (바오하우스)The most popular menu item here is bao, a Taiwanese steamed bun. Other diverse dishes include tomato egg stir-fry, mapo tofu (tofu cooked in a spicy sauce), beef noodle soup and dan dan noodles.Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a break from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays and 4 to 5 p.m. weekends.Address: on the second floor, 62-9, Seojeon-ro 38beon-gil, Busanjin-guHow to get there: Jeonpo Station (metro line 2), exit 7. Walk about three minutes.△ Niurou Mian Guan-zi (뉴러우멘관즈)This restaurant has an entirely local feel from the exterior to the interior, with a menu board written in Taiwanese. The menu focuses on authentic noodle dishes such as hong shao niu rou mian (red-braised beef noodle soup), wonton (dumpling) noodle soup and liang mian (cold noodles).Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a break from 3 to 4 p.m.Address: 25-4, Suyeong-ro 388beon-gil, Suyeong-guHow to get there: Namcheon Station (metro line 2), exit 3. Walk about five minutes.
- "Hot" food summer at hand Busan World Food-Sister Cities ⑥ Japan-Shimonoseki & Fukuoka As the season heats up, it's time to cool down. Let's dive into some diverse but favored Japanese dishes this June. Scrumptious soba, sushi and shrimp make for a stimulating summertime meal.■ Sister Cities There are two sister cities in Japan. One is Shimonoseki a transportation hub in Western Japan. It is known for its developed fishery industry. The cities signed an agreement in 1976, making it the third-oldest sister city at 46 years so far. Since 1992, the two cities have sent governmental officials biennially to strengthen and continue relations. The other, Fukuoka, is also a western city with less than an hour plane ride and an approximate three-hour ship ride from Busan. The cities have sent officials every two years since 1990 and signed an official sisterhood agreement in 2007. Exchanges encompass many subjects, including administration, culture, sports and economy. The cities also participate in the Asian-Pacific City Summit and host tourism exhibitions.■ Japanese Food CultureAmong Japanese food culture, kaiseki is often encountered in Korea when guests are invited to events. Kaiseki is a Japanese banquet multicourse meal in which various foods are served on small trays, one right after another. It is composed of seven dishes, an appetizer, soup, sunomono (pickled vinegar), sashimi (sliced raw fish), grilled fish, a braised dish and a steamed dish in the summer or a fried dish in the winter. Appetizers and soup have different ingredients depending on the season. Sunomono is a refreshing salad-like dish made by mixing ingredients with sugar, vinegar and soy sauce. The grilled fish varies based on the flavors used, such as teriyaki (soy sauce) and misoyaki (miso-marinated). The braised dish usually consists of meat, seafood and vegetables, which are boiled down into a broth with kelp or dried fish flakes. Traditionally, Japanese people eat rice by holding the dish in one hand and using their chopsticks with the other hand. The chopsticks are ideally placed on a specified rest when not in use. Soup bowls are held with both hands and drank from the edge. Ginger is often served with meals and is used as a palate cleanser.■ Popular dishesNoodles, fish, meat and rice are Japanese staples. Various dishes highlight a particular ingredient. One of the most popular dishes in Japan is soba. Soba is thin brown noodles made from buckwheat and eggs. It is usually eaten hot or as part of a cold soy sauce-based soup. Udon, made from flour, is white. The noodles are slightly thicker than soba and they are also served in a cool mild soy-sauce based soup. Additionally, they can be added to hot soup with scallions and chili pepper powder. Sushi is another beloved Japanese dish that uses fish and vegetables seasoned with vinegar, salt and cooking wine. It is served in various shapes and sizes. The fish used is raw or boiled and served on or in rice. It is usually eaten after dipping the fish side in soy sauce.Sukiyaki is a meat and vegetable dish that is boiled on the grill after marinating. It consists of thin slices of meat, tofu, konjac jelly and vegetables that simmer in a mixture of soy sauce, rice wine and sugar. It is sometimes served with a raw egg as a dipping sauce to cool it down. Tendon is a tempura rice bowl. The deep-fried items are set atop a bed of rice which is typically covered in soy sauce.Kanda Soba.■ Japanese restaurants where Japanese chefs cook in Busan ♥Yamazumi udon (야마즈미우동)This is an eatery famous for soba and udon. The noodles are handmade by the locale's Japanese chefs. Fried toppings for the meal.Address: 285-3, Geumgang-ro, Geumjeong-guHow to get there: Pusan Nat'l Univ. Station (metro line 1), exit 3. Walk for about 10 minutes.♥Menyasandaime (멘야산다이메) Famous for its flavorful ramen and mandu (dumplings), this restaurant has developed a growingly popular ramen dish called "maje soba." Address: 45, Jungang-daero 680beon-gil, Busanjin-guHow to get there: Jeonpo Station (metro line 2), exit 5. Walk for about 3 minutes.♥Ookini (오오키니) This spot oozes a Japanese atmos-phere, in decor and flavor. It's an izakaya, a bar or "stay-drink-place."Address: 31, Yongso-ro 14beon-gil, Nam-guHow to get there: Kyungsung Univ.·Pukyong Nat'l Univ. Station (metro line 2), exit 5. Walk for about 7 minutes.
- Taste of India Busan World Food - Sister Cities ⑤ India - Mumbai As the hottest time of the year draws closer and we begin packing up our coats, it's the perfect time to try something warm and tasty. Dynamic Busan has selected a few spots for you to come in and herb your enthusiasm. Hurry up and grab some curry.△ Types of rice and chutneys are served to order as sides for curry or chicken dishes.■ Sister City: Mumbai Mumbai is not only India's largest commercial and financial city, but it's also the country's economic capital. Most banks, including "The Reserve Bank of India" and "Indian Eximbank," are in the city. Mumbai International Airport accounts for 40% of international passengers and 32% of air cargo. Also, New Mumbai Port oversees 57% of Indian containers and with the developing film industry, it has been nicknamed "Bollywood." In 2009, the sister city agreement was signed at City Hall when Busan's Mayor and Mumbai's Mayor met. Since then, the cities have continued to engage in international exchanges, mainly discussing economic policies to revitalize trade and travel between Korea and India.△Naan and Samosa.■ Main Indian dishIndia itself is a large country. It is even sometimes called "a small continent." Accordingly, its climate, people and food are just as varied; the saying goes, "From the snow-capped Himalayas to tropical Cape Comorin." India's multi-ethnic dishes vary based on the region and the locals' religious leanings. There are some people who practice Hinduism and Islam who respect each other's religious sentiments by avoiding beef and pork in their shared dishes.Rice and bread are staples in the country and there are several types of each. There are plain rice, pulau (or pulao), spiced rice and biriyani, a rich rice dish that is usually more expensive than pulau. There are also three types of bread, naan made with fermented flour, puri, a kind of fried bread and chapatti, which is similar to naan but not fermented. For religious or economic reasons, numerous Indians consume grains, beans or dairy pro-ducts for protein rather than large quantities of meat. Dahi, which is made with milk and butter, is often used as an oil or lard substitute.In India, there is a spice called "masala," comparable to Korean soy sauce and soybean paste. The customizable spice is made from varying amounts of fruit, seeds, leaves or roots of plants. After heating a dish, multiple types of masala can be added, changing the entire meal's aroma and flavor. From side dishes to snacks, like samosas (fried pastry dough with a savory filling), masala is widely used in Indian cuisine.△ Curry comes in many shapes and sizes.■ Popular menu itemsIt's easy to think of curry when we talk about Indian food. However, Korean curry uses various meat and vegetables together, while Indian curry usually uses either meat or vegetables. Therefore, the ingredients and flavor are slightly different, but they carry the same name. Typically, in India, lamb or chicken is used in meat dishes.A variety of seasonal vegetables are used for vegetarian curries; sabzi, meaning vegetables, also indicates side dishes like vegetarian curry. Common sabzis are potatoes, peas, tomatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, eggplant and spinach. They are usually mixed in a pan over heat with seasonings like garlic, ginger and masala.Another famous Indian cuisine in Korea is tandoori chicken and seekh kebab. Tandoori chicken is a yogurt-marinated chicken with various spices, named after the "tandoor" (Indian clay oven), where it's roasted. Seekh kebab is sliced meat, usually lamb, grilled and served on skewers. A favorite Indian beverage is lassi, a thick sweet yogurt drink. This beverage typically comes as part of a set menu, even at Indian restaurants in Korea.■ Busan's touch of India♥ Namaste (나마스테 해운대점) From decor to dishes, this Trip Adv-isor Travelers' Choice restuarant earns its title. Namaste opened in 2000.Address: on the first basement floor. 7, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro 265beon-gil, Haeundae-guHow to get there: Haeundae Station (metro line 2), exit 5. Walk about five minutes.♥ Indikitchen (인디키친) An array of sets and traditional Indian menu items are available here. In particular, the naan is baked in an authentic Indian brazier.Address: 50, Jangjeon-ro 12beon-gil, Geumjeong-guHow to get there: Pusan Nat'l Univ. Station (metro line 1), exit 3. Walk about two minutes. ♥ Bollywood (발리우드) The dim lighting adds to the locale's ambiance. Curries are 10,000 won every Wednesday and Thursdays are all-you-can-eat naan.Address: 9, Gwangnam-ro 130beon-gil, Suyeong-guHow to get there: Gwangan Station (metro line 2), exit 5. Walk about 10 minutes.
- Cinematic cultural connection Year-round, Busan Cinema Center, one of the city's most talked-about landmarks, hosts diverse performances and festivals. Exhibitions, concerts, performances and even classes are held at the center. Visit the architectural wonder this summer for a culture-filled journey of film and fun.Watch new and classic films outdoors, at the Busan Cinema Center, for a truly unique experience.Kids and youth film festivalThe 17th Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival (BIKY), a festival in which children and young people are the main characters, runs from July 8 to 17. BIKY is Korea's only children's and youth film festival and the largest festival of its kind in Asia. This year, guests can enjoy 155 films from 61 countries. The competition section "Ready to Action!" screens films produced by children and adolescents under 18. It is divided into three categories for 12-year-olds, 15-year-olds and 18-year-olds. While 375 films from 48 countries were submitted, only 40 films from 16 countries were selected after a preliminary screening.Some of the invited films have been shown in major film festivals, others are Golden Globe nominees and 108 will make their worldwide premiere in Korea. In particular, works in which children and adolescents help or provide comfort to adults are featured. Works such as "My Dad is a Sausage," "Vinski and the Invisibility Powder" and "How I Learned to Fly" focus on love and unity between families. Short films focusing on the coexistence of migrant workers, migrants and refugees are also featured throughout the festival."Homebound," an animated documentary, shows Indonesian workers' struggles during the pandemic. "The Landing," a Finnish animation, depicts the complexity of "strangers" in foreign countries as nets trapped in cages. Screening schedules can be found on the BIKY website (biky.or.kr).Movie "Dwarf Long Nose"Outdoor Movie ScreeningThe outdoor movie screening is held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays until Sept. 14. The breezy summer experience hosts classic movies, animation films and opera performances. In July, classic masterpieces are scheduled. Then, since August is known as the "vacation season," family movies are planned. September's schedule consists of diverse opera streamings. Outdoor screenings are available for free and on rainy days, the shows typically go on. 11 o'clock concertThe eleven-year-old "Matinee Concert," held at 11 a.m. on the last Wednesday of every month, recently changed its name. The series is freshly renamed the "11 o'clock concert." This year's theme for the concerts,"Youth classic," is created under a collaborative program to highlight promising classical musicians. Upcoming performances include the first Asian pianist to win the Montreal Piano Competition, Kim Su Yeon, the Classical Singers Association of Busan and Park Kyuhee, a popular Korean classical guitarist. Seats are 20,000 won and each concert is approximately 70 minutes. The program is suitable for those seven years and older. For further information, visit the Busan Cinema Center website (dureraum.org).
- German brewer gives Busanites a hoppy taste There are many ways to overcome rising temperatures; one way to cool down is with an ice-cold bottle of beer. A Songjeong pub is growing in popularity thanks to its traditional roots. Germany is known for its craft beer and this German brewery is owned and operated by a sixth-generation German brewer. We talked with Andreas Meyndt about his unique establishment.Andreas Meyndt.Q. Please introduce yourself. A. Hello, I am Andreas Meyndt. I'm from a small city in Bavaria, Germany called Muhldorf am Inn. In 1907, my family took over the 17th-century "Turmbrau Muhldorf " brewery. They have owned and operated it since. Currently, I've settled in Busan and operate a traditional German brewery. Coming from his family-owned brewery in Bavaria, Meyndt brings Busan a touch of his home.Q. What brought you to Busan? A. My wife was born and raised here, so I visited Busan a few times. At that time, I was captivated by the city's harmony of nature and city. I've been gearing up to open a brewery for a long time. I looked at many sites, but it's not easy to research and analyze locational elements. Trying to find a building with the proper size, purpose, height and accessibility, in addition to finding a place where we can build a customized facility, wasn't easy. However, we finally found a building that met all our requirements in Songjeong. Its position, adjacent to the beach, is excellent because I like that it's so close to nature.Q. How is Turmbrau different from other craft beer brands in Busan?A. During my time as a graduate student at Kyungpook National University and on trips to Korea, I visited many breweries and tried a variety of beers. Beer from the U.S. and England accounts for a substantial portion of the craft beer market in Korea. While I am interested in and enjoy diverse creative beer, I wonder why there is no German beer. Turmbrau is the only German-run brewery in Korea. We make authentic German beer the traditional way. As both an owner and brewer, my business is the only brewery in the country where a German is brewing for the entirety of the process.Meyndt. Q. What do you do in your free time? A. Beer is my job, hobby and talent, so I don't know what to say without talking about beer. I love swimming at Songjeong Beach and Ilgwang Beach. Also, I like to take our adorable companion dog "Bori," whom we adopted at a Haeundae-gu dog shelter, on walks in nature.Q. What are your plans for the future?A. Since the brewery opened during the pandemic, it has been a tough time for me. However, by continuously growing the business, I hope to turn things around and become Busan's proud local brewery. Also, I plan to study the Korean language more to integrate myself more into Korean society. In particular, I think the Busan dialect is so cool. One of my goals is to be the German who can speak Korean using Busan's dialect the best across the country.
- Life of leisure recommendations Concerns about how to spend leisure time have plagued all ge-nerations. A new exhibition helps g-uests find the perfect leisure activity to fit their lifestyle.Lectures are held inside the exhibition hall.The Busan Museum of Art (BMA) will host a special exhibition entitled "On my way to the Museum" on the third floor till Oct. 16. The exhibit pays attention to how some art museums are being transformed into social spaces where various experiences are shared, rather than just a place to appreciate works. Under the theme "leisure," many cultural artists from Busan participated and contributed artworks.In the "intro" section, visitors are given a chance to reflect on the meaning of spare time. Notably, "Testing Time" by Sunwoo Hoon is a space that recommends leisure activities. The preceding three sections unfold to fit the theme. The "●+●+●" section allows guests to learn and share through the lives of others. "●+●" is designed to make the audience think about relationship formation. Guests can interact with the artwork and build a deeper relationship with the pieces. The "●" section is a space that facilitates inner self-focus through dance.Artworks displayed in "●+●" section.In addition to the exhibition, the museum operates various leisure programs. Such programs run Wedn-esdays through Saturdays and include lectures, yoga, drawing, meditation and gymnastics. To learn more about the exhibit or programs, visit the museum online (art.busan.go.kr).
- Busan-based movies compete at Cannes Cinematic City Views ⑦ Festival films Geumjeongsan.On May 29, films shot in Busan won awards at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Two Korean films were in competition and three others were shown out of competition. Song Kang-ho won the best actor award for "Broker," the first Korean film directed by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. Park Chan-wook won the best director award for "Decision to Leave," his fourth film at the festival. "Broker" poster.The film "Broker" follows Dong-soo, played by Gang Dong-won and Sang-hyun, portrayed by award-winning actor Song Kang-ho. The pair make money stealing babies that are surrendered into church-operated "baby boxes" and selling them on the underground child market. This time, So-young, played by Lee Ji-eun, singer-songwriter "IU," comes back for her baby. Shortly after, the group departs on a road trip from Busan to Seoul to find a new family for the baby. Director Hirokazu Kore-eda stated that casting decisions were made after seeing the actors in other works. Kore-eda also shared that, through his research, Busan's distinctly varied nature stood out, so he decided to express those aspects. The production team worked on scouting accessible locations for the beginning locales and chose to film Busan scenes within the city. The crew filmed all 13 sites over two months last year, including popular tourist destinations in Yeonsan-dong (neighborhood), Jeonpo-dong and Dadae-dong."Decision to Leave" poster."Decision to Leave" begins on a mountain with a man's mysterious death. Detective Hae-jun (Park Hae-il) investigates and begins to suspect the deceased's widow Seo-rae (Tang Wei). The movie was filmed at 23 locations across 14 districts, including Busan Cinema Studios, Geumjeongsan Mountain, Beomeosa Temple, Gijang Ceramic Art Space and Korean Maritime and Ocean University, from 2020 to early 2021. The movie is said to highlight Busan's incomparable diversity and geology. Numerous Busan attractions have appeared in movies. We here at Dynamic Busan would like to recommend two ideal locales to visit this July.Jeonpo Cafe Street.■ Jeonpo Cafe Street: In "Broker," near the Jeonpo Samgeori bus stop, where So-young stands, lies Jeonpo Cafe Street. This spot, formerly an area filled with hardware stores, has grown into one of CNN and The New York Times' "must-visit places." The street is brimming with unique cafes and restaurants, each with a distinct theme, concept or specialization. * How to get there: Jeonpo Station (metro line 2), exit 7. Then, turn left.■ Geumjeongsan: In "Decision to Leave," Hae-jun and Seo-rae have a conversation at Geumjeongsan, Busan's highest mountain. This landmark locale, which stands 801 meters tall, has valleys with crystal clear water and a dense forest. Its unique and rugged precipice allows hikers to gaze upon the city in its entirety.* How to get there: Beomeosa Station (metro line 1), exit 5. Take bus 90 and get off at Beomeosa Parking Lot stop.
- Netflix variety show serves food and fun Cinematic City Views ⑥ The Hungry and the Hairy In December, Netflix introduced a new travel entertainment program, "The Hungry and the Hairy." Unlikely buddies "the hungry" (Jung Ji-hoon, aka Rain) and "the hairy" (Ro Hong-chul) go on a road trip via motorbikes.Follow in the footsteps of the famed Netflix duo and lunge into refreshing salty ocean waters at Haeundae Beach.Producer Kim Tae-ho gained popularity in Korea by directing "The Infinite Challenge" and "Hangout with Yoo." The two travel throughout Busan, visiting the ocean and enjoying local eateries, from episodes four to five. In June, when summer begins, we can easily follow their lead.Rain and Ro Hong-chul take the KTX from Seoul Station to Busan at 5 a.m. Upon arrival, they begin their tour of the city on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. On their way to the Oryukdo Islets, they comment on the backdrop of shipping containers at Busan Port and the surrounding buildings. After taking a break to appreciate the view at Oryukdo Sunrise Park, they make their way toward Gwangalli Beach. As they pass the Samick Beach Apartment complex, Ro reminisces about his childhood when he lived in the area. Rain admires the Gwangan Bridge, comparing it to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York." For their first meal in Busan, they take the scenic route to "Eom Yongbaek Dwaejigukbap (엄용 백 돼지국밥)" and have boiled pork rice soup. Surprisingly, after saying that they were full, they ride to "Haeundae Patbingsu Danpatjuk (해운대 옛날 팥빙수 단팥죽)" to enjoy dessert. Anchored next to Gwangan Bridge, the pair went fishing.Then, the duo check-in at Haeundae's "Paradise Hotel." After a cat nap, they head to a beef rib restaurant called "Haeundae Somunnan Amso Galbijip (해운대 소문난 암소 갈비집)." Bursting with energy, they ride around Centum City, stop at Haeundae Market and complete the night with a swim in the hotel's rooftop pool. On day two of the trip, Rain wakes up at 7:30 a.m., jogs along Haeundae Beach and returns to the hotel room to wake up Ro. For breakfast, they order room service, including an omelet, French toast, salad, coffee and more. Despite looking forward to another day riding around Busan, it's not the best day for travel due to the heavy rain. So, they spend the entire day with Netflix instead.The picturesque weather is a sight for sore eyes on the last day of the trip. They travel past Dalmaji Pass and Songjeong Beach to Cheongsapo Port, where they enjoy the view of the lighthouse and beach just before departing for lunch at "Ulleungdo Kkotsaeu (울릉도 꽃새우)" in Daeyeon-dong (neighborhood). Rain shows Ro the best way to eat the varieties of shrimp; his pants even tear after eating the lot. Stick to a marine theme and grab shrimp-flavored ramen.In the afternoon, the pair stop by Busan Yachting Center to sail and fish around Gwangan Bridge. Inside the cabin, they slice up their spoils and have some lunch. Later, jet skis zoom up to the yacht and they ride off. After sailing back on their last night in Busan, they eat cup ramen while enjoying the Marine City skyline.
- History unfolds Busan in historic Apple TV drama Cinematic City Views ⑤ Pachinko These days, a new U.S. television series, based on Min Jin Lee's novel, has captured audiences from around the world. "Pachinko" debuted on Apple TV+ March 25; new episodes premiered every Friday for a total of eight episodes. Youn Yuh-Jung, who won Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars last year, stars alongside the Korean Wave star Lee Min-ho, rookie Kim Min-ha and Jin Ha. The series follows the history of a family spanning four generations across Korea, Japan and the U.S., particularly Sunja, who was born and raised in Busan during the Japanese occupation.△Pachinko poster.This story is significant as it's the first time Korea's suffering has been introduced globally and Apple invested 100 billion won. Prestigious media outlets such as The Rolling Stones and BBC hail Pachinko as the best series this year. Hanbok, Korean traditional clothing, can be found within the series. The New York Times article "One Garment's Journey Through History" depicted the evolution of hanbok as it represents a lens into Korea's history, similarly portrayed in Pachinko.The cast and crew traveled around the globe to capture various shots. Certain Yeongdo scenes were filmed on Richmond island in British Columbia, Canada. The island was transformed into a fish market, to look like Yeongdo in the 1900s. Other Busan scenes were filmed on Yeongdo's Gamji Beach, Taejongdae's Jagalmadang Pebble Beach, Beomil-dong Cloud Trail and many more. Today, these locales may look different nevertheless, may we suggest three places in the city to step back in time with Pachinko.△This little island means big maritime business.■ Yeongdo, the island for coffeeIn the show, Yeongdo appears as Sunja's, the main character, hometown. Recently, this island, once the birthplace of the Korean shipbuilding industry, has been transforming into the isle of coffee. At one such spot, along the mountainside road, visitors can capture moments and pictures from inside converted factories, now distinguished cafes. These cafes are gaining popularity: "P.ARK," which has a bookstore and exhibition space (180, Haeyang-ro 195beon-gil, Yeongdo-gu); "Momo's Roastery & Coffee Bar," a new branch of the famous Momo's Coffee (160, Bongnaenaru-ro, Yeongdo-gu); and "Cupnut Yeongdo branch," a doughnut cafe with rooftop ocean views (222, Jeoryeong-ro, Yeongdo-gu).△Taejongdae Park lends its evergreen forest, cliffside cafes and massive monuments to master its iconic view for Busanites and tourists alike.■ TaejongdaeTaejongdae Park along the coast of Yeongdo comprises about 120 kinds of dense shrubs and some reach heights of over 200 meters. Along the cliff, unique rocks and destinations can be found, such as Sinseondae Terrace, Mangbuseok Rock, an observatory and "Taejongsa Temple." Or you may prefer to stop by "Jagalmadang Pebble Beach" to enjoy a fresh bite of seafood.How to get there: Nampo Station (metro line 1), exit 6. Take bus 8 or 30 at Yeongdodaegyo bus stop and get off at Taejongdae.△Stop by the bustling Jagalchi Market in person or step into its past in Pachinko.■ Jagalchi MarketThe history of Jagalchi Market can be traced back to the early 1900s. Ships would come in and out of the area, making it a seafood hub. In 2006, a market building was constructed and is now a well-known tourist destination. After purchasing fresh seafood on the first floor, you can eat it right away at a restaurant table setting called "choja-ngjib," on the second floor for a reasonable price. For foreign travelers, the daily seafood price is displayed in Korean, Chinese, English and Japanese.How to get there: Jagalchi Station (metro line 1), exit 10. Walk for about five minutes.