AHLiST, BUSAN (KOREA) 2017
Busan is a city with mountains and beaches, hot springs and seafood, being the second-largest city after Seoul and the largest port city in South Korea. Busan is a vibrant city, and it is quite safe if you go out late in the night. Also you can eat many kinds of seafood at reasonable prices. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted although cash is sometimes expected in smaller
shops or for inexpensive purchases. You will need to bring cash or be able to get cash from an ATM. We hope these pages will help you navi- gate the city when you come for the conference.
2. Busan Port International Passenger Terminal Convention Centre & Busan University of Foreign Studies (BUFS)
The conference will be held in two different places: Busan Port Interna- tional Passenger Terminal Convention Center and Busan University of Foreign Studies (BUFS). Shuttle Bus Service will be provided from our designated accommodation (see the hotel list below) to these conference venues. The shuttle will depart from the Crown Harbor Hotel Busan.
2.1 Busan University of Foreign Studies (BUFS)
BUFS is 40 minutes away from Grand Hotel by Shuttle bus. AHLiST opening and closing ceremony will take place here.
The University campus is situated on the hill, so we highly recommend bringing warm clothes. Facilities include lifts, escalators, canteens and kiosks. The University website is: https://www.bufs.ac.kr/
2.2 Busan Port International Passenger Terminal Convention Center
AHLiST main conference will be held in Busan Port International Passenger Terminal Convention Centre. It is located near the Busan Station. Its website is: https://www.busanpa.com
3. PLACES OF CULTURAL INTEREST
Museum: There are several museums in Busan. Bokcheon Museum, located in Dongnae-gu, is an archaeological museum in Busan, opened in 1996 as a tribute to the long-honored history of Busan from the Korean ancient era. The museum displays relics and artifacts excavated from the ancient burial ground in Bokcheon-dong. As many as 169 pieces of ancient helmets, diverse types of earthenware and iron-made weapons found in a series of seven excavations are on display throughout the museum. You can visit the museum free of charge.
The Busan Museum of Art, located near Haeundae, is a main cultural attraction along with Busan Cultural Center, Busan Citizens’ Hall, and Busan Museum. Opened in 1998, this spacious museum with five floors offers exhibition halls, archives, educational rooms, and an outdoor sculpture park. It displays and collects a rich array of arts from various genres; it provides visitors with excellent opportunities to appreciate art. It is open from 10:00 to 20:00 and closed Mon- days and on New Years’ Day. You may enter this place free of charge except special exhibitions.
Temples: Despite its city location, Beomeosa is a world away from the urban jungle, with beautiful architecture set against an extraordinary moun- tain backdrop. This magnificent temple is one of Busan’s best sightseeing attractions. Beomeosa can be a busy place on weekends and holidays, as the path leading to the temple is the northern starting point for trails across Geumjeong Mountain. Before heading back to the city, visit the pajeon (a Korean-style pancake made with spring onions and seafood) restaurants near the bus stop.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern area of Busan. This superb attraction offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line; most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Great Goddess Buddha on the seawater), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave), and a three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the ocean.
Beachs: Haeundae beach is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Korea. During the hot summer months (usually July to August), Haeundae beach becomes heavily crowded into a virtual human wall with thou- sands of people and parasols packed into a mile of sand. Visitors to the beach come from all over South Korea as well as from overseas. But during the winter months, the beach will be off-season, so you can visit the beach without having to worry about the crowd.
The Nurimaru, meaning Nuri (World) and Maru (Peak or top) in Korean, was developed in preparation for the 17th APEC (Asia pacific Economic Cooperation) summit on Nov 18-19 in 2005, as the conference hall for APEC. The building is three stories high and is located at the tip of Dongbaek Island (Near the Haeundae). The way reaching from Dongbaek
Island to Haeundae is an ideal place for stroll. If weather is really good, you can see Japan in Nurimaru. Also Haeundae beach is 40 minutes away from Busan’s main railroad station at downtown area, and less than one hour ride from Gimhae International Airport.
Gwangan Beach is another beach in Busan, located in the westward part of Haeundae Beach. You can see the famous suspension bridge called Gwangan Bridge or Diamond Bridge. At night the multicolored light show illuminating the Diamond Bridge is really grand.
Culture Street: Busan is renowned for an old central district of the Gwangbok-dong, Nam- po-dong, and Jungang-dong, which are substan- tial shopping areas. Just a short walk away from Kkangtong Market in this district is BIFF Square Culture Street, a gathering of movie theaters in the center of Nampo-dong. Previously the venue for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), which has been now relo- cated to Haeundae, the Star Street is dotted with the handprints of world-famous film directors, producers, and actors.
Busan’s Bupyeong Market is also known as Kkangtong (meaning tin can in Korean) Market. The traditional market earned its funny name when it had a variety of imported canned goods from the United States when the US military stationed in Korea during the Korean War, since this market was so large and had almost everything including foreign products which were rare at that time. Famous for its variety of street food, the market still sells some imported goods along with liquor, clothes, ornaments, accesso- ries, fashion items and electronic goods.
Jagalchi Fish Market is located between Nampo-dong and Chungmu-dong. This market represents in Busan, also the largest fish market in Korea. The name is said to have originated from Jagal (gravel in Korea) because this market used to be surrounded by
gravel. This is a great place to discover new species of seafood you have never seen before, to know more about people from Busan, eat delicious fresh seafood in the restaurants located next to the market, and you can see the lifestyle of the Busan locals.
Gukje Market is one of Korea’s largest markets and could be compared to Namdaemun Market in Seoul. You can find anything you want at this market as if offers many goods from electronic items, home appliances, clothing, fish and vegetables. Each alleyway of the market is connected to the Bupyeong Market and Kkangtong Market. Also this market is very popular among Koreans and foreigners and you can bargain.
The mountain peak was shaped simi- lar to a dragon’s head (Yongdu), so this park called Yongdusan Park. It is located in Jung-gu, Busan. This park offers a beautiful view of Busan Port and the su rounding scenery. In additional, the night landscape from Busan tower is magnificent. Busan Tower is a symbol of Busan that stands proudly 69m above sea level at a height of 120m. Beloved by Busan citizens and tourists alike, the tower offers a stunning night view and plenty to see, such as the Statue of the Great Admiral YI SUN-SHIN.
4. Where to eat and drink
Keep in mind the dining customs in Korea that restaurants usually serve some side dishes as well as water (not tap water) for free if you order a main menu. Restaurants often open 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, and many of them remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In general, we don’t have a set lunch or dinner time in restaurants.
(13, Junggu-ro 23 beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan, TEL:
+82-51-246-3039, Business Hours 10:00 ~ 01:00)
One of famous dish in Busan
“Hanyang Jokbal” located in the famous alley for pork hock in Nampodong. Jokbal is similar to Schweinshaxe from Germany but it’s different. The most famous dish at this place is “Naengchae Jokbal.” A cold
pork hock salad, which is hard to find in other parts of Korea. The combi- nation of steamed pig feet, fresh cucumber, and jellyfish mixed with mustard sauce is must-try food for visitors to Busan.
(6-11, Jungang-daero 196beon-gil, Dong-gu, Busan, Tel: +82-51-466-6341, Business Hours: 17:00-21:00)
Located in Busan station, Jaejuga is a Korean cuisine restaurant. Here you can eat lot of types Korea abalone
dishes such as Abalone Rice Porridge, Grilled Abalones with Butter, Raw Abalones, and Abalone bibimbap. This place is newly remodeled interior, so you can have a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere.
(2-1, Sinchang-dong 1ga, Jung-gu, Busan, Tel: 051-245-1478, Business Hours: 11:00 ~ 22:00)
This place makes really good pizza and they do not use cheap cheese. Leejaemo cheese crust pizza and Bul- gogi oven cheese cream sauce spa-
ghetti are best menu in here. Also you can get self-served refills, get a cup per 2 persons. This place is usually crowded with the queue. This restaurant is closed on Sunday.
(Ginseng Chicken Soup)(16-1, Nampo-gil, Jung-gu, Busan, Tel: +82-51-245-5075, Business Hours: 10:30 ~ 22:00)
Since 1959, Nampo Samgyetang in the heart of Busan has been serving Samgyetang (Chicken ginseng soup) made with fresh, homegrown ingredi- ents. Brewed for as long as 24 hours, the restaurant’s chicken stock is rich in flavor and nutrition. Other special dishes include abalone Samgyetang and electric grilled chicken.
There are a few places for Halal food in Busan. Cappadocia (123-9, Geumdan-ro, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, Tel: +82-51-515-5981, Business Hours: 11:30-21:00) is a HALAL restaurant located near the Busan Mosque, and serves a traditional Turk- ish cuisine. There is also another one in Nampodong area called Bombay brau (75, Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan, Tel: +82-51-256-7828, Business Hours: 00:00-24:00), serving Indian cuisine.
6. WHERE TO STAY
(114, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Busan, Tel:
The AHLiST participant price at this hotel is 75,000 KRW for Superior Room, 85,000 KRW for Deluxe Room, 100,000 KRW for Executive Room, and 150,000 KRW for Junior Suite Room. All options include tax and service charge. But 10,000KRW additional charge applies during weekend. Again, the hotel’s normal rate is higher so please benefit from the special discount if you decide to stay in this hotel. Shuttle Bus will be provided by Crown Harbor Hotel for free.
The Toyoko Inn Busan Station
(1203-15 Choryangdong, Dong-gu Busan, Tel: +82 (0)51-466-1045)
This hotel is a good location close to the Busan Station station: 55,000 KRW for weekday, 66,000 KRW for weekend including breakfast and tax. http://www.toyoko-inn.kr/
The main conference event is at Busan Port Convention Center located at city center, so participants are advised to book an accommodation near the place. Here is how to get from Gimhae International Airport to Crown Harbor Hotel Busan and Toyoko Inn Hotel, our two recom- mended hotels, by Airport Limousine Bus. The Limousines leave airport every 40 minutes and arrives at the hotels 45 minutes later. Limousine Bus stops at Jungangdong (for Crown Harbor Hotel Busan), and at Toyoko inn Hotel. The fare is 6,000 KRW (Alternatively, taxi fare between airport and the hotel is approximately 15,000 KRW and it takes 35 minutes).
Limousine Bus timetable
Take a limousine bus at Domestic or International Terminal, ground floor, second plat- form. See the picture below.
8. HOW TO GET from Your Accommodations to Conference Venues.
8-1. Hotels to Busan Port Convention Center
The conference will be held at Busan Harbor Convention Centre on November 16-17.
8-1-1. From Crown Harbor hotel to Busan Port Convention Center:
If you stay in Crown Harbor Hotel, the hotel will provide a shuttle bus to Busan Harbor Convention Center for free of charge.
8-1-2. From Toyoko inn Hotel to Busan Port Convention Center:
If you stay in Toyoko Inn Hotel, you need to use Busan Harbor Convention Center’s circular bus. The fare is 1,100 KRW. Please see the map [MAP-1] below for details.
8-1-3. From other areas in Busan to Busan Port Convention Center:
Please see the map [MAP-1] for details in the brochure AHLiST Busan Brochure Part2.
8-2. Hotels to Busan University of Foreign Studies
On November 18, the conference will be held in our university. We will be providing a conference shuttle bus from your accommodations to BUFS for free.