Busan(Gangseo-gu)

Daejeo Tomato Festival is to present the superiority and great taste of Daejeo tomatoes, which have a 50-year-old reputation for their premium quality in the rich soil of the Nakdong River delta. The festival also aims to promote locally grown products in order to reinvigorate the rural economy by further expanding the range of food distribution. It will help foster unity among local residents and encourage farmers to remain on the land.  


Busan(Haeundae-gu)

Chowon Bokguk has been in operation for 50 years through two generations, and serves its puffer fish dish by a cook licensed in puffer cuisine. They have two other branches in Busan's Yeongdo and Daeyeon-dong.


Busan(Saha-gu)

Eulsukdo Island is located 7km to the west of Busan City Hall. Located in the lower Nakdonggang River estuary, Eulsukdo Island was once the largest seasonal bird migration site in Asia, with perfect conditions for seasonal birds including a field of reeds and water plants, and ample fish and shellfish for birds to feed upon. In 1983, construction at the river's estuary submerged about half of the reed field on the island, reducing the amount of bird habitat. In 1996, the island was designated as Natural Monument #179. Despite the past environmental damage, Eulsukdo Island remains a paradise for hundreds of thousands of birds and is known as a beautiful tourist attraction around the world. It is an amazing sight to see rare species of birds like white-naped cranes, spoonbills, and white-tailed eagles as they arrive and spend the winter.


Busan(Haeundae-gu)

Busan International Travel Fair (BITF) offers a look into world travel and culture, with about 210 participating companies from 30 countries. About the Fair: The Busan International Travel Fair takes place at BEXCO, the very location where 2005 APEC was held. This fair is open to everyone interested in travel and culture. BEXCO installed an APEC promotional hall and hosted cultural shows during the 2005 APEC. Korea’s local government bodies will be there to introduce Korea’s provincial tour resources and culture. The Travel Industry section’s participants include local government bodies and travel industries. The International Exchange section’s participants include international companies, cities, and foreign government bodies. Visitors will have access to a variety of information through these sectors. The center stage in the exhibition hall will hold cultural performances from all over the world, and also show promotional screen images. A photo exhibition showing Korea’s major tour sites will also be on display along with souvenirs. Fair Highlights: The Busan International Travel Fair is well known for it large scale free gift events. The main stage displays a car, international flight vouchers, international travel vouchers, hotel accommodation vouchers, and more. Furthermore, each booth offers their very own performances and events. Visitors can win a free calling card and/or other items just by participating in a short quiz or event. Gather travel related information and win some free gifts at the Busan International Travel Fair.


Busan(Gangseo-gu)

Gadeokdo Lighthouse is a manned lighthouse patterned after gothic style lighthouses in France. Built in December, 1909 at the end of the Daehan Empire (official title of Korea from Oct. 12, 1897 to Aug. 29, 1910), it is an intricate building that houses a light tower (9.2m high), an office, and a lighthouse keeper’s room. Plum blossoms, the symbol of the imperial family of Joseon, are delicately carved along this European-style building. It is considered a remarkable cultural property not only because of its architectural design, unique shape or historic value, but also because it has been surprisingly well-maintained, especially in comparison to other lighthouses built during the same period. In recognition of its unmatchable style and preservation, the old Gadeokdo lighthouse was designated Tangible Cultural Property No. 50 of Busan in Sep. 2003. It is owned and managed by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. A new lighthouse was built next to the original one in 2002. The new one is octagonal in shape and 40.5m high, the second highest lighthouse in Korea. Gadeokdo, the location of Gadeokdo lighthouse, is often referred to as the ‘Island of History,’ and is the largest island in Busan. Gadeokdo, a strategically important base for military operations and seaborne trade, was the stage for a number of gruesome battles during the Japanese invasion in 1592. Today, it is a critical entry point to the Jinhae Bay. Gadeokdo Lighthouse is part of one the nation’s naval bases. Therefore, visitors must contact and register with the Busan Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Office prior to visiting the lighthouse. Those who participate in the Lighthouse Experience Program (parties of 6 or less) can spend the night in the innkeeper’s room free of charge. In order to use these accommodations, visitors must apply online at the Busan Regional Maritime Affairs and Port’s homepage between the 1st and the 8th of the month, one month prior to desired date of visit.  


Busan(Haeundae-gu)

Located in Haeundae and opened in July 2014, BENIKEA Marianne Hotel is a business hotel consisting of 127 rooms for tourists and business visitors. The hotel is close to Haeundae Beach so it offers a great view from guest rooms and the sky lounge, embracing the city and the sea. Freshly prepared rooms provide comfort and a 24-hour business center helps business customers with useful work-related facilities and service.


Busan(Dongnae-gu)

Laila Cafe, operated by a Moroccan woman and her husband, serves authentic Moroccan and French teas. The cafe features the best equipment for serving these teas true to their origins. The cafe was invited to operate a Moroccan Tea booth at the 2017 Hadong International Tea Festival, as well as at the 2017 BEXCO Tea Culture Special Hall. In addition to teas, Laila Cafe also serves traditional desserts and dishes from Morocco and France, using flour and chocolate from France and other European countries.


Busan(Geumjeong-gu)

Tobico specializes in albap (rice with fish roe) with toppings of customers' choice. The rice set menu comes with a salad and noodles as well. Popular menu items include dolsot albap (rice with fish roe in a hot pot), and saeu cream albap (rice with fish roe and shrimp in cream sauce). Instead of a membership card, Tobico uses a fingerprint scanner to reward and record customer loyalty points.


Busan(Busanjin-gu)

Geuphaengjang is a restaurant that has been specializing in sutbul-galbi (charcoal-grilled beef) since 1950, and uses only first grade hanu certified beef.