Busan is a picturesque oceanside city in the southeast corner of the Korean Peninsula, the 2nd largest city in Korea after Seoul with a population of over 3.5 million and home of the nation’s largest and busiest port. What was once a relatively quaint seaside town underwent rapid development during the 20th-Century and transformed into a highly advanced metropolitan by the later part of the century. Beautiful beaches and scenic mountains blend in seamlessly with a modern cityscape, crowned by the hypermodernism of Marine City’s towering apartment blocks along the seaside.
The people of Busan have a strong sense of local identity, especially compared to other cities, and tend to express their civic pride through their strong local dialect and undying love for their hometown Lotte Giants baseball team. Because of the city’s proximity to the sea, seafood is one of Busan’s specialties, whether raw, boiled, or grilled. One of the best places to get fresh seafood for incredibly reasonable prices is Gijang Market, which is famous nationwide and attracts tons of customers everyday. Dweji Gukbap, or pork rice soup, is another famous local dish that’s delicious yet easy on the wallet.
Come summertime, tourists from around the nation descend on Busan to enjoy its many beaches, such as Haeundae, Gwangalli, and Songjeong. The city also hosts the annual Busan International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Korea and one of the most famous in all of Asia, every October. There are plenty of sites to visit around the city, such as the Haedong Yonggung Temple, one of only a few seaside temples in Korea, Taejongdae, scenic seaside cliffs on the southernmost edge of the city, Gamcheon Culture Village, a quaint mountainside neighborhood with murals adorning the sides of its old houses, and Centum City, one of Busan’s premier shopping districts.
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Free Hanbok Experience + Instagram Event!
Free Hanbok Experience + Instagram Event Try out Korean Palace themed traditional Hanbok for free inside COEX Aquarium! Operating Hours: Monday ~ Friday, 12 pm - 6 pm Does not operate during holidays Location: Garden of Korea Instagram Event: Post your photo after your put on the Hanbok! Post on instagram with the following hashtags from the picture, and you will receive a special 10% discount at Cafe Ullim, and the Gift Shop! You must first show your instagram photo post at Cafe Ullim, and the Gift Shop to receive the discount * This event is only for foreigners
Light Festival at The Garden of Morning Calm
Garden of Morning Calm
Light Festival at The Garden of Morning Calm Date: Annually Dec-March Lightning Time: Sunset~9 pm During the light festival, "the Garden of Morning Calm" one of Korea's biggest botanical garden is illuminated by about 30,000 lights. The illumination evokes the sense of being transported into a fantasyland filled with nostalgic thematic installments such as gingerbread houses, pumpkin carriages, dancing dolphins, and more.
Seasonal Event: Tulip Festival
Seasonal Event: Tulip Festival (Mar 16 ~ Apr 28) Check out the daily seasonal events by Everland and make sure to check out the new attractions and events below for a once in a lifetime experience. Seasonal Attractions Seasonal Events Four Seasons Garden: (Mar 16 ~ Apr 28) Walk along the newly themed Tulip Garden featuring artworks and styles from the famous Dutch abstract artist Mondriaan Mondriaan's Illiusion: (Mar 16 ~ June 16), 11 am ~ 6 pm Explore the newly built art studio featuring live artworks from abstract artist Mondriaan, with collaboration works by media artist Park Jae Sung Brick+Querencia Zone: (Mar 16 ~ June 16), 12 pm - 6 pm If you love legos, then this new attraction is just for you. This attraction is recommended for children to build their imaginations and creativity through active brick building Hello Holland! (Every Saturday in April only) In collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, check out weekly unique events such as "wear Netherland's traditional dress, tulip class and king's day event" Fairy in Art: (Mar 16th - 27th) Watch the tulips come to life at the Four Seasons Garden! Feel free to take photos, and be amazed and the colorful living artwork of tulips and Mondriaan Carnival Fantasy Parade (Day) - Moonlight Parade (Night) (Mar 29th Onwards) Finally, make sure to check out the daily carnival fantasy parade which you can only see during Spring. There are parades during day and night!