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- Playgroundesque cultural complex opens Busan Metropolitan City is continuously taking steps toward becoming a "15-Minute City," where anyone can easily access housing, education, shopping and other public facilities. As part of these efforts, cultural complexes for children, called "Deullak Nallak," are being developed so children and their parents can spend time together. The Deullak Nallak is a new-concept playground that links culture, the latest technologies, play, reading, digital experiences and more. Futuristic open libraries give kids a new way to play. The first complex recently opened in the lobby of City Hall with a "creativity space" arranged with 2,000 books on circular bookshelves. Another area, the "imagination space," is composed of digital experiences such as a media art exhibition hall, a 3D fairy tale experience hall, an LED media wall and a VR space. The "learning space" provides interactive play and learning with native English speaking teachers. The media art exhibition hall, includes an 18 meter immersive digital experience space that displays impressionist pain-tings and media by popular artists.Busan plans to create 500 of these Deullak Nallaks by 2030 so children can benefit from this initiative. They are slated to operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and close on national holidays.How to get to the Deullak Nallak in City Hall: City Hall Station (metro line 1), exit 3. Enter City Hall, the entrance is on the right side of the lobby.Website: library.busan.go.kr/openlib
- Region's largest game exhibition returns to BEXCO The nation's largest game expo, "G-STAR 2022," will be held at BEXCO from Nov. 17 to 20. The long-awaited festival returns to normal after two years with more participants, game sub-missions, exhibitors, new on-site exhibitions and guests. This year, G-STAR is held concurrently with the Esports Championships East Asia at Brena Esports arena in Busanjin-gu (district) from Nov. 16 to 18.G-STAR offers the chance for gamers to battle live on-site at BEXCO. One of the main aspects to watch this year is "changing K-game." The direction of the Korean game industry is breaking away from the current decadelong mobile-focused gaming. Netmarble Corporation and Kakao Games are expected to present PC games, as are NEXON Co., Ltd., Krafton Inc. and NEOWIZ Corp, in addition to their console works.A step out of the usual, NEXON joins the B2C exhibition hall with 300 booths which will include a few focused line-ups. Expected entries include "KartRider: Drift," "The First Descendant," "VEILED EXPERTS" and "Warhaven." Since they have already been well received abroad, anticipation for their G-STAR premiere is growing and announcements for game previews are in the works.Krafton and NEOWIZ have confirmed the release of one each. Krafton will release "The Callisto Protocol," a horror shooting game produced by Striking Distance Studios, an independent studio. The Callisto Protocol, new from Glen Schofield, famous for "Dead Space," is a multiplatform-based game set to be released globally Dec. 2. NEOWIZ will release the RPG, "Lies of P," which rose to fame at GAMESCOM, a German game exhibition, where it received positive feedback, which is rare for a Korean game.In addition, the team-based strategic third person shooting game "Overprime" of Netmarble and the survival shooting game "Dysterra" of Kakao Games are expected to add interest in PC games. A lineup of mobile games will be included. Netmarble and Kakao Games are expected to release new mobile games. Set up within the B2C hall are 200 booths organized by WEMADE to display "Night Crow (working title)" by MADNGINE and "Legend of YMIR" by WEMADEXR.Each year game fans from all over the world flock to G-STAR, especially this year, as the restrictions on admission have disappeared. The organizers have planned to set up additional exhibition areas on the third floor of BEXCO Exhibition Hall 2 and use the BEXCO plaza more actively. Companies such as NEOWIZ, HoYoverse, Level Infinite, Flint and ZLONGAME will greet visitors. For additional information, refer to the G-STAR website (gstar.or.kr).
- Promotional endeavors captivate global audiences The nation is working as one toward efforts to host the World Expo. National government agencies, Busan Metropolitan City, business circles, Korean wave celebrities and community organizations are doing their best. Mayor Park Heong-joon is working toward securing support through active urban diplomacy as the city of Busan concentrates on promoting overseas media and diplomatic missions.Americas and Japan mayoral tourThe mayor visited three countries in Central and South America as a presidential envoy and carried out the activities for the World Expo in 2030. The envoy also included officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, economic field experts and more. They visited El Salvador, Costa Rica and Mexico, met senior officials and garnered support for Busan as host for the World Expo in 2030. On Sept. 30, he hosted "Night of World Expo 2030 Busan" for ministers and delegations of the 16 Central and South American countries who attended the UNESCO Forum of Ministers of Culture in Mexico. Mayor Park received high acclaim after hol-ding a special presentation about the meaning of World Expo 2030 Busan. Park also toured three Japanese cities, Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka, for international exchange and promotions from Oct. 20 to 23. He met with officials from major cities, including the Vice Governor of Tokyo and the mayor of Osaka. When attending the reception to promote the World Expo, hosted by the Embassy of South Korea in Tokyo, Mayor Park actively encouraged support and increased interest in the World Expo 2030 Busan by introducing the theme, strength and capability of the city's bid.Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez meet in Miami.Cooperative relationshipsBefore the envoy visited Central and South America, the mayor visited Miami and Panama City from Sept. 25 to 26, respectively. At Miami City Hall, Park met with Mayor Francis Suarez and promised a sister city agreement for mutual cities' develo-pment. The agreement is scheduled to be signed by Mayor Suarez on a visit to Busan in January. Mayor Park suggested mutual cooperation by addressing the cities' shared vision on finance and blockchain. On Sept. 27, he visited Panama City, a cooperative city of Busan and the capital of Panama. He met Speaker of the National Assembly Crispiano Adames Navarro, Minister of Private Investment at the Presidency of the Republic of Panama Jose Alejandro Rojas and more. He garnered support for Busan's expo bid and discussed possible maritime, harbor and shipbuilding industry exchange. On Oct. 11, Busan and Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, signed a friendly and cooperative relationship agreement at Busan City Hall. Mayor Park Heong-joon, Tunis Mayor Souad Abderrahim, Arab's first female mayor and related officials attended the event. Through the agreement, Tunis became Busan's 13th friendly and cooperative city as well as the first in Africa. Both cities will expand cooperation for prosperity and develop-ment. With this addition, Busan has 39 sister cities and cooperative relationships from 29 countries, leading to strong urban diplomacy.Air Busan supports World Expo 2030 Busan with a specially designed Airbus A321neo.Economic field supportSamsung, SK and LG have taken the lead in joint activities with the hope of attracting businesses to bring the World Expo 2030 to Busan. Following a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Samsung's Vice Chair, Lee Jae-yong, met the presidents of Mexico and Panama and garnered support. Samsung affiliate executives are traveling around Spain, Vietnam, Nepal, South Africa and more to join supportive activities. Throughout Japan, the U.S. and France, Chey Tae-won, chair of the SK Group and of the support for the bid for the World Expo 2030 Busan, actively engaged in bidding activities. He invited about 10 representatives, including a Republic of Zambia amb-assador and deputy ambassadors from the U.S., Japan, Switzerland, Estonia, Israel and Mexico to New York, to encourage support for Busan's World Expo bid.Air Busan has also joined activities. The exterior of a new aircraft, designated A321neo, is decorated with an anticipatory message for the World Expo 2030 Busan. The related emblem and EXPO letters are wrapped around both sides of the fuselage.People from across the globe flock to Busan to watch BTS and support the city's expo bid.BTS〈Yet to Come〉in Busan Last month, the city glowed purple, greeting visitors from across the globe. The concert became a festival that stretched beyond nation, generation and gender; it became a place where fans could come together as one. Despite the large turnout, there were no major accidents and the concert was enjoyed by millions.Busan Asiad Main Stadium crowds with concert-goers.
- Tourism back on track Ride Along To Explore Busan ⑧ Train tours Outside of multiple window panes, witness Busan shipping lanes. After passing through a short tunnel, the European-style train stops for one to two minutes to pick up passengers and leave again.Through the train car's large windows lie green forests and blue water stretching as far as the eye can see. Hop aboard from the edge of Haeundae Beach around Mipo, through Cheongsapo to Songjeong, to trace and enjoy the scenes of "Haeundae Blue Line Park," which just opened over two years ago. All aboard to explore the city with Dynamic Busan.Catch a ride on the European-style Haeundae Beach Train at dusk to soak in a panoramic view of the sun setting over Busan's east coast waters."Haeundae Blue Line Park," a must-visit course Trams in Hong Kong run along railways around the city, helping residents commute and tourists sightsee. Similarly, Haeundae has a line for traveling around and above the city's dynamic landscapes. The "Haeundae Beach Train" course, a repurposed 4.8-kilometer-long abandoned railway created to share the area's unique topography, consists of six stops which are Mipo Station, Dalmaji Tunnel, Cheongsapo Station, Daritdol Observatory, Gudeokpo and Songjeong Station. Next to the tracks is a walkable wooden deck trail and situated above both lies the "Sky Capsule" railway with just two stops, Mipo Station and Cheongsapo Station. No matter your preference, experience the wonders of Busan's coast.Since October 2020, the Haeundae Blue Line Park's Haeundae Beach Train and Sky Capsule offer guests dynamic views and a one-of-a-kind experience.Leisurely enjoy the beach The "Haeundae Beach Train" runs 15 kilometers per hour from the Mipo area, at the eastern edge of Haeundae Beach, to Songjeong. Watch skyscrapers, the Gwangan Bridge and the beach pass along the 30-minute ride from Mipo Station to the last station. The four angular designed trains (red, green, yellow and blue) each operate with bench seats facing the beach. English and Korean commentary is played during the trip.The "Sky Capsule" offers a view of the sea from above. Gazing out of one of the capsules, which looks like a cable car, offers a similar view to its larger related mode of transport. Providing a more intimate experience, the two to four-person vehicle departs from the second floor at Mipo Station. Each capsule shuttles passengers, at four kilometers per hour, along a rail about 10 meters above the beach train's railway for approximately two kilometers from Mipo to Cheongsapo Station. A one-way trip takes about 30 minutes and packages are available for those wanting to experience both the Sky capsule and beach train.Bench seats face the beach.Blue Line Park Mipo StationAddress: 948-1, Jung-dong, Haeundae-guHow to get there: Jangsan Station (metro line 2), exit 7. Walk along the road, and go straight for about 600 meters until Mipoogeori. Then cross the street toward Wonjo Halmae Bokguk, go straight for about 140 meters and cross the street again.Blue Line Park Cheongsapo StationAddress: 116, Cheongsapo-ro, Haeundae-guHow to get there: From Jangsan Station (metro line 2), exit 5 and take Haeundae-gu village bus 2. Get off at the Cheongsapo bus stop, the last stop, and walk for about four minutes down the main street away from the water.Website: www.bluelinepark.comHop aboard the Danubi Train for a one-of-a-kind tour.Travel Taejongdae via circulatory trainThere is also a tourist train in Taejongdae, a popular locale on Yeongdo Island. Board the Danubi Train to journey around green forests, steep cliffs and strange-looking rocks. Taejongdae is full of sightseeing spots, including "Taejongsa Temple" with a Buddha relic and two Sacred Fig trees donated by Sri Lanka's government, Busan's first manned lighthouse, "Yeongdo Light-house" and an observatory with a view of Daemado Island on clear days. It takes about two hours to walk around the park. The trail is about 4.5 kilometers from the gate, past the square, Taejongsa Temple, Yeongdo Lighthouse, an observatory, South Port viewing point, Gumyeongsa Temple and back to the beginning. Taejeongdae Resort Park sits on the coast of Yeongdo Island.With Danubi Circulatory Train, you can venture around Taejongdae Park. Even though it looks and moves like a train, the locomotive and three trailing passenger cars travel on the road.The "Danubi Train" operates at 30-minute intervals on weekdays. It stops by five stations- Jagalmadang, Gumyeongsa Temple, Observatory, Yeongdo Lighthouse and Taejongsa Temple. Travelers may get on and off the train at will, upon showing their ticket. Therefore, you can feel comfortable disembarking to walk around and enjoy the scenery.Tickets cost 3,000 won for adults, 2,000 won for teenagers (middle and high school students) and 1,500 won for children (4 years old to elementary school students). Children under the age of four may ride for free.
- Dynamic display of global cooperation Sitting on the beach to watch the festival is great, but have you ever tried watching from one of Busan's mountains? Bang Hyeon-huk (Busan Tourism Photo Contest)After three years, the Busan Fireworks Festival returns to Gwangalli Beach Saturday, Nov. 5. The show premiered 17 years ago as a commemorative event for the 2005 APEC Summit. The resumption comes after suspension and downsizing during the pandemic.Busan City hopes the festival will comfort citizens and inspire well wishes for the upcoming World Expo presentations and votes. Diverse fireworks, including foreign invitee fireworks, will be shown for about an hour. Visitors can also participate in programs, such as a cheer for Busan's candidature.Before the opening ceremony, the festival will operate events. Busking from 2 to 6 p.m. will be followed by a firework talk show, displays and stories from 6 to 7:50 p.m. The opening ceremony starts at 7:50 p.m. with a cheer, Busan to host the World Expo in 2030. Then, a 15-minute foreign invitee fireworks show will begin at 8 p.m. This year's theme is "Harmony of Busan," which aims to express the relationship that music and fireworks can share and a hopeful future for the city. Tickets are available online (ticket.yes24.com) and at Busan Bank branches. Seats are 100,000 won with a table and 70,000 won without.Website: bfo.or.kr/festival_EngVenues for a great viewThere are also lots of perfect spots to watch the festival around the city for free.MipoThe Mipo area offers a broad view of the event spanning from Marine City skyscrapers all the way to the Gwangan bridge.How to get there: Walk along Haeundae Beach toward Dalmajigogae Pass.Jangsan MountainFor one of the most dynamic points of view of Marine City Skyscrapers, Gwangan Bridge and the fireworks, Jangsan Mountain is the place to go. Even though it's a bit of a hike, you are greeted with a quieter viewing space.How to get there: Dongbaek Station (metro line 2), exit 2. Walk straight toward Haeundae to find the mountain trail. Hwangnyeongsan and Geumnyeonsan MountainDowntown atop, Hwangnyeongsan and Geumnyeonsan Mountain, visitors can enjoy the show and beautiful night views. Beloved by many, it provides a single spot to gaze upon Gwangan bridge and Gwangalli Beach, which are packed with festival goers.How to get there: Get off at Geumnyeonsan Station (metro line 2), exit 6. Turn right and head straight to find multiple trails.Samick Beach Town trailSamick Beach Town trail, located on the right side of Gwangalli Beach, is a popular viewing locale. Typically, it gets crowded early with visitors claiming their area of sand.How to get there: Namcheon Station (metro line 2), exit 1. Walk for about 10 to 15 minutes toward the beach.
- Citywide festivities resume from October to November This season, Busan hosts a cornucopia of festivals, many of which are returning to normal operation. Dynamic Busan would like to introduce you to eight which satiate the appetite and eye as well as the mind. The Busan Jagalchi Festival, the Gwangalli Eobang Festival, the Yeongdo Bridge Festival, the Dongnaeeupseong History Festival, the Busan Chinatown Cultural Festival, the Busan Choral Festival & Competition, the La La La Festival and the Yeongdo Coffee Festival. Busan Jagalchi Festival (Oct. 13 to 16)At the Yurari Plaza near Jagalchi Market, the nation's largest seafood market, the Busan Jagalchi Festival opening ceremony begins at 2 p.m. with a fish-catching ritual. Concerts and busking will follow in the evening with a fireworks display at 7 p.m.Reasonably priced fresh and dried seafood is available in addition to free tasting events. Seaweed soup is available on the first day, abalone porridge on the second, blowfish soup on the third and anchovy rice balls on the fourth and final day.How to get there: Nampo or Jagalchi Station (metro line 1), exit 2 and 10, respectively.Busan Jagalchi FestivalGwangalli Eobang Festival (Oct. 14 to 16)The only festival featuring the folk culture of a fishing village in the Joseon Dynasty in Korea is the Gwangalli Eobang Festival. As Busan's first developed fishing area, it typically fills with people hoping to catch a bite. "Eobang," or fishers' cooperative organization, originated during the Joseon Dynasty. The festival encompasses these ideas through traditional activities.Highlights of the event include an opening ceremony with a drone light show and musical, a traditional parade featuring the Naval Force Commander of the Gyeongsangjwa-do, a changing of the royal guard ceremony and a reproduction of a fishing village during the Joseon Dynasty. Other experiences such as a fish dish contest, theater performances and SUP experience programs are also scheduled.How to get there: Gwangan Station (metro line 2), exit 3 or 5. It takes about 10 minutes.Gwangalli Eobang Festival.Yeongdo Bridge Festival (Oct. 14 to 16)Yeongdo Bridge was the passageway that comforted refugees during the Korean War. Busan's uniquely bridge-themed festival is composed of an abundance of performances and participating programs. Yeongdo Bridge raising performance, marine firework display, parade, citizen singing contest, Yeongdo fishing competition, a maritime leisure experience at the marine training center of Korea Maritime and Ocean University and more are planned for this one-of-a-kind event. How to get there: Nampo Station (metro line 1), exit 8. Walk straight for about five minutes. Yeongdo Bridge Festival. Dongnaeeupseong History Festival (Oct. 14 to 16)The Dongnaeeupseong History Festival will feature a parade announcing the appointment of a new Dongnae Magistrate. Additionally, a performance re-enacting the battle of Dongnaeseong Fortress during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592 is scheduled. Visitors can travel over 400 years back in time via experience programs. Learn what it's like to get married or even shop during the Joseon Dynasty. Puppet shows, musicals, games and orchestra performances are planned. A popular aspect of the festival is the food court with Dongnae pajeon (Dongnae-style green onion pancake), jeon (pancake), gukbap (rice soup), noodles and more.How to get there: Shuttle buses run in approximately 30-minute intervals. Get on the bus at exit 4 of Dongnae Station (metro line 1), exit 1 of Oncheonjang Station (metro line 1) or exit 3 of Myeongjang Station (metro line 4). The buses run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16. Dongnaeseong History FestivalBusan Chinatown Culture Festival (Oct. 14 to 16)The Busan Chinatown Culture Festival is held around Choryang Chinatown Special Zone. The zone came to be when Chinese citizens gathered in Cheonggwan Street after the Qing Dynasty Consulate General was established in 1884. During the festival, red lanterns are installed along the street and main venue, the Choryang Overseas Chinese Junior and High School, which hosts various events, including traditional music, dance performances and busking. There are also cultural experience booths, a food court and Chinese cultural street performances.How to get there: Busan Station (metro line 1), exit 1.Busan Chinatown Culture Festival Busan Choral Festival & Competition (Oct. 19 to 22)Opening with a performance by The Swingles, a global ensemble on Oct. 19, this four-day festival and competition is held at various areas around the city, such as Haneulyeon Theater of Busan Cinema Center and Sohyang Theater Shinhancard Hall. The Swingles are a five-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble that draws from many genres of music. Visitors can watch the American barbershop quartet After Hours, the Telkom University Choir from Indonesia and Imusicapella from the Philippines.How to get to Busan Cinema Center: Centum City (metro line 2), exit 12. Walk for about seven minutes.How to get to Sohyang Theater: Centum City (metro line 2), exit 6. Walk for about 10 minutes. American barbershop quartet After Hours La La La Festival (Oct. 21 to 23)In Geumjeong-gu, the La La La Festival fills walkways and underpasses with food, coffee and accessory pop-ups. In particular, visitors can stop by booths with artisans creating handmade pieces. Special baking and barista programs are available around the festival. Some nearby coffee, bread and dessert shops are slated to provide discounts during the festival.How to get there: Pusan National University Station (metro line 1). Go to the Oncheoncheon Stream area below.Yeongdo Cafe.Yeongdo Coffee Festival (Nov. 4 to 6)Yeongdo Island is known as "coffee island" and thus, it hosts the Yeongdo Coffee Festival. Over 100 booths, 80 companies and two farmers spanning 11 countries will join the event. The festival and promotional booths, including special tea, machine, coffee material, coffee-producing government and dessert, will commence with a hand drip brewing performance. The World Coffee Championship of Korea, experience programs related to coffee, busking and a photo zone will operate as part of the festival.How to get there: Nampo Station (metro line 1), exit 6. Take bus 186 and get off at Korea National Maritime Museum stop.
- The United States and Busan, melting pots Busan World Food - Sister Cities ⑧ The U.S.- L.A. and Chicago Busan's focus on sister cities has increased. In earnest, Mayor Park Heong-joon continues to secure support for the World Expo through active diplomacy. Last September, he met with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to discuss the development of a sister city agreement. This edition we introduce American cities with relations to Korea, L.A., Chicago and now Miami and their popular cuisine.Eat Burgers Almighty next to Gwangalli Beach. Sister citiesL.A. is the largest harbor city on the Pacific coast of North America and a hub of aerospace technology development. Busan and L.A. agreed to be sister cities in December 1967. Currently, about 700,000 Korean diasporas live in California and about 100 overseas Korean communities, including the overseas Korean assoc-iation. Due to the diversity of both cities, active cultural and societal ex-changes, such as volleyball teams, junior choirs and even an L.A. performance of the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, exist and flourish.Chicago is a hub of the global futures market where places such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are located. Situated in the center of the country, Chicago is home to the second-largest Mexican diaspora community in the U.S, the third-largest international airport, Great Lakes waterway transport and diverse exhibitions and conventions. Therefore, it plays a significant role in the cou-ntry's logistics and diversity. In May 2007, Chicago and Busan signed their sister city agreement.Miami is a mix of many different cultures, as is Busan. Both are also coastal port cities that boast populations of over three million. Mayor Park's visit with Mayor Suarez brought to light these aspects and cities' similar visions of finance and cooperation. A sister city agreement between the two is in the works to be signed upon Mayor Suarez's visit to Busan, which is planned for the first quarter of next year.Pizza.Popular American Cuisine Burgers, tacos, pizza, barbecue and home-cooked meals are often thought of as "American foods," and the reason for this is that they are found countrywide. Both Busan and the U.S. are melting pots when it comes to food. As you traverse the city and the country, all the dishes are available, but the variety, options and even cooking styles change. Different areas produce slight variations in ingredients and taste.Tacos.American eateries in BusanBurgers Almighty (버거스 올마이티) Since the opening of its second location at Millac the Market, a popular cultural complex these days, this eatery has drawn massive crowds for its handmade burgers. Gwangalli Beach and Gwangan Bridge lend the perfect backdrop for munching on the restaurant's most popular item, the four patties, "Quattro burger."Address: D-3 on the second floor 56, Millaksubyeon-ro 17beon-gil, Suyeong-guHours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Uno Dos Tacos (우노 도스 타코스) Owned and operated by a Chicago native, this taco joint gives customers a variety of Mexican, American and even Korean fusion tacos at reasonable prices. However, the changing weekly "Taco Tuesday" specials give this locale a uniquely American vibe.Address: 77 Udong 1-ro 20beon-gil, Haeundae-gu Hours: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon till 10:30 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays.Dough Garage (도우 개러지)Every morning, the dough is kneaded by hand and aged at low temperatures for 48 hours. Homemade sauce is made using market-direct vegetables, premium butter and spices. The glass Coca-Cola bottles and furnishings add to the 1950s American pizzeria feel of the restaurant.Address: 26, Jeonpo-daero 224beon-gil, Busanjin-guHours: Monday to Thursday noon to 10 p.m. and noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.Gorilla Brewing (고릴라 브루잉)Pulled pork sandwiches, brunch, craft beers on tap and barbecue platters with pork ribs are quintessential American staples. With frequent events and clubs, this spot embodies a western eatery.Address: 125 Gwangnam-ro, Suyeong-guHours: Weekdays 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays 3 p.m. to midnight, Satu-rdays 11:30 a.m. to midnight and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Flavorful local favorites and recommendations Busan World Food - Foreign resident-approved dishes Busan has a lot of food options, each with its own traditions and history. Among them, which has local foreign residents' thumbs up? With the help of the Busan Foundation for International Cooperation's Expo Friends, we've selected five famous city dishes to recommend to family, friends, anyone and everyone.A variety of raw fish is often served aesthetically on a long plate.#1. Seafood (includes fish served raw and in stews) The most popular local food among Expo Friends was seafood. Due to some members' dietary restrictions, seafood came as an ideal meat substitute for protein intake.Based on the city's location, adjacent to the East Sea and South Sea, and being a harbor city, many fresh and diverse fish and seafood are available. Saengseon hoe (sliced raw fish), mulhoe (cold raw fish soup), saengseon chobap (raw fish on rice) and maeuntang (spicy fish stew) were at the top of the list. Raw seafood is locally sourced. Multiple hoetjips (raw fish restaurants) can be found around Busan, downtown and in beach areas such as Haeundae-gu (district), Suyeong-gu and Seo-gu. With the sliced raw fish or other seafood as a main, these restaurants often serve sweet potatoes, salads and other side dishes. Spicy fish stew, rice and side dishes are traditionally offered as the last part of the meal.Milmyeon has pieces of ice in its broth.#2. Milmyeon (wheat noodles) The second local food is milmyeon, a kind of noodles made from wheat. Flour became easier to import and wheat easier to tend to during the Korean War. This increased wheat-based noodle production in Busan, which increased its popularity. Similar to the previous food, many foreigners who don't eat meat opt for this dish.The dish consists of noodles, broth, garnish and spice. Boiled beef, boiled eggs, cucumbers, pears and Korean radish salad are usually garnishes. The base for the spice is chili pepper powder, which gives it a spicy, sweet and sour taste. The ingredients complement each other's flavor and texture. A variation on the dish is naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles).Eomuk comes in various shapes and sizes.#3. Eomuk (fishcake) Like many Korean cities, Busan has numerous tourist attractions and delicious dishes. Street food, such as tteokbokki (spicy rice cake) and eomuk, is one such popular local choice that suits many tastes.Busan, the birthplace of Korean-styled fishcake, introduced eomuk. It is made with ground white fish and flour. From pochas (street food tents), which serve fishcake soup, spicy rice cakes and fishcake skewers, to eomuk-specialized stores which serve fish croquettes and fishcake bars, the snack is nationally revered. Thanks to Busan's geographically strategic position locally, it is made of about 70 percent real fish, more than other regions. Some are even made with raw fish. People lineup at stalls to buy this sweet delight.#4. Ssiat hotteok (griddlecake filled with sugar and seeds)BIIF Square, a popular tourist spot located in Nampo-dong (neighborhood), is known for having the best ssiat hotteok. It is a griddlecake made by frying hotteok flour dough. The cake is then cut and filled with a blend of brown sugar, seeds, cinnamon and more. This specialty snack, literally "seed hotteok," originated in Busan and is sometimes filled before it is fried and even topped with the tasty mixture above. The diverse textures, sweetness and saltiness of this treat make it a local delicacy.Dongnae pajeon unique is that it begins with a line of green onions fried on a pan. #5. Dongnae pajeon (green onion pancake)Jeon is a Korean-styled pancake made by coating specific ingredients with flour and frying it. Pajeon is a variation made with green onions, multiple vegetables, wheat flour and seafood. What makes Dongnae pajeon unique is that it begins with a line of green onions fried on a pan. Then, it is topped and cooked with seafood and a flour mixture. As it gets gold and crispy, it is coated with beaten eggs, flipped a few times and served with a soy-vinegar dipping sauce to decrease the greasy nature.
- 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.
- Experience movies from beginning to end Dong-gu (district) Culture Complex, formerly Busanjin train station, is holding a special exhibition, "Max Dalton: Moments in Film," till Dec. 4. Opening with the beginning of the Busan International Film Festival, the unique display appeals to international and domestic visitors. Max Dalton: Moments in Film The exhibition consists of sections of director Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer," "Okja," and "Parasite," as well as Max Dalton's works. Dalton, a global illustrator and graphic artist based in Buenos Aires, is known for his unique use of color, mise-en-scene and participation in the movie "The Grand Budapest Hotel."The exhibition announces a new edition of the book, "The Wes Anderson Collection: French Dispatch." The space also features an introduction of the exterior image of the Grand Budapest Hotel from the Wes Anderson movie. Additional areas to listen to the related movie theme songs, take photos and sample movies, provide visitors with a dynamic experience for their five senses. Tickets are 10,000 won for adults and Busan residents receive a 20% discount. Listen to some music at the exhibition.Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed on Mondays.How to get there: Busanjin Station (metro line 1), exit 8.The Busan Museum of Movies The Busan Museum of Movies (BOM) provides guests with a multitude of the city's history as a movie locale, content, production method, display and program experiences. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the BOM opening, 14 media artworks by filmmaker Min Byunghun and music video director Kim Youngmin can be found in the exhibition. The one-of-a-kind museum presents a new attempt at deconstructing the genre of art, thereby blurring the boundaries of photography, film and painting. Standard admission is 10,000 won for adults and Busan residents receive a 30% discount.Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed on Mondays.Website: busanbom.krHow to get there: Jungang Station (metro line 1), exit 5. Walk about 10 minutes.
- Award-winning barista Moon Heongwan Busan, a "coffee city," features cafes that offer high-quality coffee and dynamic topographical views of seashores and mountain peaks. However, the coffee city is the proudest of Busan's emerging world-class baristas. One such talent is Moon Heongwan, CEO of Month Coffee, who recently won the 2022 World Cup Tasters Championship. Dynamic Busan met with him to discuss coffee and his achievements.Moon Heongwan steeps a cup of coffee. Q. Congratulations on winning first place at the 2022 World Cup Tasters Champi-onship. How do you feel about your win?A. I dreamed of participating in this competition and distinguishing the differences in coffee tastes. It was an honor to be able to participate in and win the competition. In the future, I plan to take on various new challenges. So, please keep an eye out for that.Q. How do World Cup Tasters judge the competition and how did you prepare for it?A. It's a contest to find which coffee is different out of three cups. The participants must answer after tasting eight sets of three coffees, for a total of 24 cups. It is often considered the fairest coffee-tasting contest because only one spoonful is used.I began to prepare for the contest in 2017. Then, by winning the contest in Korea in 2020, I was selected as the Korean representative for the world competition this year. I practiced tasting coffee in the same environment as the contest. Also, I practiced three to four hours every day for the preceding five months.MONTH COFFEE Logo. Q. Tell us about Month Coffee.A. At first, while running the cafe on Onche-oncheon Cafe Street, I decided on the company's name, concept and mission. Each month, at Month Coffee, we introduce a single kind of coffee bean to customers. Specialty coffee is relatively unfamiliar among those who enjoy the beverage. So as a barista, I wanted to properly introduce coffee and its related culture in a way that everyone could relate to and understand.The mascot of Month Coffee is a tiger and represents the "spirit of Korea." It was chosen not only because of its sacred, ferocious and familiar image but also because it implies diversity. We sell coffee beans online to individuals and large and small businesses.Q. What made you fall in love with coffee and become a barista?A. When I was 20, I worked part-time at a cafe; I enjoyed meeting and working with customers. Then, I served in the military. After being discharged, I thought about what job would be the best for me. The answer was coffee. When I thought of what made me happy, coffee came to mind. Coffee is so attractive in that it connects people. Also, it's fun to learn about new coffees, jobs and fields through such communication.Q. As a "coffee city," what strengths does Busan have?A. Busan is a port city that imports and distributes over 90% of Korea's green coffee beans. The city's location is not the only beneficial aspect of Busan. It's also the community of local baristas. When they take part in the world test, they are rivals. However, they still help each other and share knowledge.Display of awards Moon has received.Q. On Busan Citizens Day, you received the city's 38th Proud Citizens Award. What related events are in store for you?A. Recently, the coffee industry has been going through a rough time. Many coffee-producing countries aren't wealthy. Therefore, due to climate change, civil uprisings and each country's political and environmental conditions, cultivation isn't getting easier. As a result, farmers who previously specialized in cultivating coffee have suffered and coffee-producing countries are changing their main crops from coffee to other crops, such as flowers or fruit, resulting in a decrease in coffee bean prod-uction.So, I am trying to figure out how to help and challenge myself simultaneously. The plan is to visit coffee-producing countries and open a new cafe to interact with customers during the first half of next year. Currently, we are looking for a suitable location and we are looking forward to it.
- International Busanites become Expo Friends From left, Muhammad Waqas Khan, Ouzar Amina, Nguyen Mai Hanh, Miriam Traverso, Doliev Jasurbek, Mariya Lim and Eshetu Tefera Bekele.Last March, Busan Metropolitan City and Busan Foundation for International Cooperation (BFIC) recruited local foreign residents and selected 109 Expo Friends from 38 countries. They promote the World Expo on social media, act in presentation material, collaborate with City Hall and more. The members hope to reach followers domestically and globally. Dynamic Busan met with seven enthusiastic Expo Friends from different countries to discuss the supporter program and the expo. Each was asked to introduce themselves, describe why Busan is the best place for hosting the World Expo and what they would do with friends or family if they visited Busan.Muhammad Waqas Khan (Pakistan) Hello! I'm Khan Muhammad Waqas from Pakistan. I received the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) in 2020 and currently studying Marketing at Pusan National University (PNU).Busan is the place to be! I've lived in 4 different countries and traveled a lot, but there is no place like Busan. It perfectly fits the description for the World Expo with its mesmerizing beaches and mountains. Not to mention the most spectacular cafes, restaurants, temples, tourist areas and food.If my family and friends could come here, I would take them to Busan Tower and traditional markets. We would visit a temple to meditate, ride cable cars for breathtaking views and then lie down on a sandy beach.Ouzar Amina (Algeria) My name is Amina. I am from Algeria and currently studying Environmental Engineering at Pukyong National University. I've lived in Busan for more than three years. The World Expo 2030 is the best international event to push Busan toward a well-deserved global standing. Given the current global political and environmental state, Busan can showcase its cultural conservation and development. If my family could come, I would take them to places I hold dear to my heart. In particular, my favorite beach, Dadaepo Beach; the sunset there is magical. I would also take them to Oryukdo Park, Yeongdo Island and Beomosa Temple. Then, we would go shopping in the Seomyeon and Jeonpo areas.Nguyen Mai Hanh (Vietnam)Hello, I am Nguyen Mai Hanh from Vietnam. I've lived in Korea for two years. I was interested in Korean culture so I came to study at Dong-a University. Also, I am the producer for the BeFM show "HELLO VIETNAM."There are many reasons why Busan is the ideal place for the World Expo, such as experience in hosting mega-events, the global business environment, convenient transport and more. Local hot spots such as the beaches, mountains, markets and villages are plentiful, full of heart and delicious food.Next year, in March, I will graduate and I hope my parents can attend the ceremony. I'll take them to see cherry blossom trees along many local routes and eat fresh seafood at Jagalchi Market.Seven of BFIC's Expo Friends, from all over the world, gather in front of Busan North Port to share their support.Miriam Traverso (Italy)My name is Miriam, but everyone calls me Mimi. I'm from Italy and have been living in Busan since last year and studying at Busan University of Foreign Studies (BUFS).Korea has hosted the Olympics and the World Cup. The World Expo would complete the puzzle, allowing Korea to host all three major global events. Lively Busan is a great tourist destination for city and nature lovers. The local government is going the extra mile and deserves to win the bid!These are my recommendations: Gwangalli Beach, Yeongdo Island, Haeundae Blue Line Park, Seomyeon nightlife, Busan Tower, Nampo-dong (neighborhood) international market, Dongbaeksom Island and The Bay 101.Doliev Jasurbek (Uzbekistan)My name is Jasurbek and I am from Uzbekistan. I'm both a student at BUFS, a Busan Expo Friend and one of the luckiest people in Busan. Busan has a number of special charms compared to other cities. The beaches offer peace of mind and Seomyeon is for young people to enjoy. Also, you can't see bridges like Yeongdodaegyo Bridge or Busanhangdaegyo Bridge anywhere else in the world. The most important thing is that kind-hearted Busanites help each other and live happily together. Busan has already become my second hometown. I want to bring my family and friends to the above-mentioned places when someday they come to Busan and show them the beautiful city I live in.Mariya Lim (Kazakhstan)Hello! My name is Mariya. I'm ethnically Korean but I was born in Kazakhstan. I'm doing my master's degree in finance at PNU.These days, in Kazakhstan, it has become popular to open businesses related to Korea. Also, Busan has a very diversified environment and entertainment. It has mountains, beaches, beautiful sceneries, interesting cultural life and nightlife. Many people are interested in Korean culture so an expo would give people another reason to visit.If my family came, we would go to Gwangalli Beach, especially at night when the lights on the bridge are glowing. Then, we would go to Gamcheon Culture Village, yachting and eat chicken together.Eshetu Tefera Bekele (Ethiopia)My name is Eshetu and I'm from Ethiopia. I have been in Korea for seven years. I came to Korea for my Ph.D., through the GKS program. Now, I work at Tongmyong University as a lecturer and researcher.Busan runs on advanced technologies and is the entry point to North Asia. Additionally, with easily accessible transportation, connecting the world, Busan is the best place to host the World Expo.If I invited my family or friends here, we would first visit the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea because Ethiopia was one of 22 nations that participated in the Korean War. So, we would go there and give thanks to those heroes, including my grandfather Bekele Melka.
- Busan, center of Korea's coffee fascination City Spotlight ③ Cafe capital Around the world, cities dubbed "coffee cities" have one thing in common. They are all scenic, walkable harbor cities like San Francisco, Portland and Seattle, the birthplace of Starbucks.Waveon Coffee.Busan qualifies as one of these port locales and as a gateway to the coffee import industry. With over 90% of Korea's green coffee beans imported into the country through the city, it is settling into its new designation as a coffee city.In addition, Busan, with majestic views of the beach and mountains, has been on the rise as Korea's coffee city. We will introduce two of the best cafe-specialized areas, which feature picturesque ocean scenes and autumn leaves to enjoy this fall.A'de Choi ■ GijangThe Gijang coast retains the appearance of a traditional fishing village, exuding a completely different mood from the beaches near downtown areas. The area is home to the Busan Premium Outlets and picturesque destinations. Most local cafes are even built with large glass windows so visitors can enjoy the cool east coast ocean views. Locales with outdoor sofas and seating facing the sea are especially popular, like Waveon Coffee and HAYDEN. On the other hand, add some more food and upbeat music for a luxurious visit. A'de Choi, this rococo-style cafe boasts stylish and sophisticated interiors, resembling a luxury hotel. The graceful chandelier and calm classical music harmonize with the seascape atmosphere. Restaurants near the Gijang cafe area fill up fast, so making a reservation in advance is a good idea.How to get to the Busan Premium Outlets: Jwacheon Station (Donghae line), exit 1. Take bus 37, 182 or 302 and get off at the Busan Premium Outlets bus stop.Waveon Coffee (웨이브온 커피) 286, Haemaji-ro, Jangan-eup, Gijang-gunHAYDEN (헤이든)22, Munoseong-gil, Ilgwang-eup, Gijang-gunA'de Choi (아데초이)162-1, Munoseong-gil, Ilgwang-eup, Gijang-gunBeomridan-gil near Beomeosa Temple.■ Beomridan-gilBeomridan-gil is near Beomeosa Temple. The famous Busan temple was built during the Silla Dynasty. It is beloved by many national and international travelers and Buddhists because it boasts beautiful scenic views of Geumjeonsan Mo-untain. The trail leading down from the temple is developing into an area focused on food and coffee, named "Gourmand Alley." Riding on the Busan cafe craze, unique and unusual cafes were popping up one after another, creating the current Beomridan Street.Unlike other Busan ocean views of coffee shops, the cafes on this street are surrounded by trees. Both inside and out, unique scenic views are found by those who visit. The end of October to the end of November is the best time to enjoy the forest greenery transitioning into reddish hues.How to get to Beomeosa Temple: Beomeosa Station (metro line 1), exit 7. Go straight toward the alley in front of exit 7. Take village bus 90 and get off at the Beomeosa Box Office stop.Cafe SHADE.Cafe SHADE (카페쉐이드)9, Hama 1-gil, Geumjeong-guTEA1 (티원)363, Beomeosa-ro, Geumjeong-guThe Farm 471 (더팜471) 28-17, Hama 2-gil, Geumjeong-gu
- Becoming the country's cultural nerve center As the famed second largest Korean city, Busan has diverse infrastructures. There are countless places to enjoy art and culture, such as art museums and theaters downtown that harmonize with the citywide natural elements like the mountains and oceans. Not only do local facilities implore this, but many festivals and events are held in Busan, including the September Busan Biennale 2022. Let's explore Busan, the "cultural city." The ivy-covered three-floor Museum of Contemporary Art Busan opened in 2018 and is located on Eulsukdo Island.Busan Biennale 2022Busan Biennale 2022 is a biennial contemporary and visual art show held from Sept. 3 to Nov. 6 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Pier 1 of Busan Port, Yeongdo and Choryang. Since 1998, it has been held biennially as an international art show that integrates a contemporary art exhibition, a sculpture symposium and a sea art festival, the only place in the world where this is possible.Over 60 teams of artists from 26 countries will participate. The event's theme is "WE, ON THE RISING WAVE." The "wave" indicates people who are induced into Busan culture and pushed out after various circumstances such as modern times, turbulent history, interaction with the world or uneven terrain. The artwork portrays local stories of migrant workers, women, urban ecosystems, technological change and spatiality.Pier 1 of Busan Port. At the art show, Pier 1 of Busan Port will be revealed to the public for the first time. They will host a variety of installations, such as the piece by Malaysian artist Chong Kim Chiew, which will be featured as maps on pieces of tent fabric. Additionally, a piece by Irish artist Eoghan Ryan, who drew inspiration from Gunter Grass's novel "The Tin Drum" is on display. Every Thursday to Sunday evening during the festival, a display in Yeongdo is transformed into an outdoor theater, where documentary films about Busan will play.Choryang. The Yeongdo and Choryang exhibitions are free. A ticket for the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan and Busan Port exhibits is 12,000 won and includes one visit to both. Additional information can be found on the 65-day event's official website (busanbiennale.org).Millac the Market in SuyeongCitywide cultural infrastructureBusan has a variety of cultural spots from museums to cultural complexes. Most locations include English services and customer service. The Busan Museum (museum.busan.go.kr/busan) provides visitors with a chance to look back into the city's history. For those who are interested in science or art, there are some local spots like Busan National Science Center (sciport.or.kr), Busan Marine Natural History Museum (busan.go.kr/sea), Korea National Maritime Museum (knmm.or.kr), the Busan Museum of Art (art.busan.go.kr) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan (busan.go.kr/moca).Busan Museum of Art in HaeundaeBusan Cultural Center (bscc.or.kr) hosts concerts, musicals, plays and even exhibitions. Some districts' have their own cultural centers like Haeundae Cultural Center (haeundae.go.kr/culture), Geumjeong Cultural Center (art.geumjeong.go.kr) and Eulsukdo Cultural Center (eulsukdo.saha.go.kr). At the ASEAN Culture House (ach.or.kr), you can learn about the 10 ASEAN countries.Unique cultural complexes, such as KT&G Sangsangmadang (sangsangmadang.com/main/BS), F1963 (f1963.org) and Millac the Market (instagram.com/millac_the_market_official), exist for a one-of-a-kind cultural and shopping experiences as well as some of the trendiest restaurants and cafes.
- Enchantingly notable twilight destinations City Spotlight ① Night views Busan, Korea's premier tourism city, is ideal for travel day or night. The topography, landmarks and skyscrapers add to the city's status as a global hub. In a new series, "City Spotlight," we will introduce Busanites and tourists to attractions that help convey the city as the best place to host the World Expo in 2030. To begin, let us guide you through safe and convenient midsummer night destinations. Gwangan's dynamic "Diamond Bridge" has been known around the world since appearing in the Black Panther movie.■ Hwangnyeongsan MountainHwangnyeongsan Mountain offers a lush forest easily accessible from downtown. It is well known for hiking, as well as taking in the nightscape. The mountain, with an altitude of 427 meters, is the second tallest in the area. Despite its height, the summit can typically be reached within a two-to-three-hour hike.At the mountain beacon observatory, you can soak in a panoramic view of the city. Once used as a beacon for soldiers during the Joseon Dynasty, the Hwangnyeongsan Viewing Loun-ge platform now serves as a comfortable place to stroll or relax on a swinging bench.How to get there: About 10 minutes by taxi from Geumnyeonsan Station (metro line 2) or Mulmangol Station (metro line 3).Hwangnyeongsan Viewing Lounge■ GwangalliGwangalli is a well-known spot for nightlife and home to the 7.4-kilometer-long Gwangan Bridge. This landmark is the longest suspension bridge in Korea. It is adorned with glittering LED lights reflecting off the ocean waters every night. Cafes, bars and restaurants line the beach so customers can savor a visual treat while they eat or drink. How to get there: Gwangan Station (metro line 2), exit 3 or 5. Walk for about 15 minutes.Nurimaru APEC House■ Nurimaru APEC House and Marine CityOn Dongbaekseom Island, toward the west edge of Haeundae Beach, lies Nurimaru APEC House, where the APEC Summit was held in 2005. From here, visitors can see the Gwangan Bridge, Marine City and countless skyscrapers. At "The Bay 101," near the Dongbaek Island gate, guests can enjoy night views with a tasty beverage and snack.How to get there: Dongbaek Station (metro line 2), exit 1. Walk for 10 minutes toward the beach along the road. The Bay 101■ Uam-dong Urban ForestUam-dong's Urban Forest is a popular moon viewing destination trending on social media. This area, overlooking Busan Port, was picked as one of the best fall tourist attractions by the Korea Tourism Organization. Busan Harbor Bridge's colorful lights and the adjacent statue of Jesus give the area a cinematic vibe.How to get there: Beomil Station (metro line 1), exit 8. Take Nam-gu village bus 3 and get off at Asan Apartment stop.Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams■ Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of DreamsAt Dadaepo Beach, on the west edge of Busan, you can enjoy unique displays and dynamic sights. One of the world's largest multi-media fountains, known as the Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams, is home to night, light and water displays. From April to August, the 30-minute show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays. In September and October, the shows are 30 minutes earlier. There are no shows on Mondays.How to get there: Dadaepo Beach Station (metro line 1), exit 4. Walk for about 2 minutes.