Centum City, a new urban development project in Busan, has become Korea’s most sought-out shopping destination and a major symbol of all things fashion. Centum City is home to Shinsegae Centum City, the largest department store in the world, as well as the Lotte Department Store, an established favorite when Read more [...]
The German Village was built for Korean residents who returned from living in Germany. Many Korean lived in Germany where they earned foreign currency during the modernization of Korea in the 1960’s. The area is now a unique tourism spot related to German culture. Since 2001, the area of Mulgeon-ri, Read more [...]
Ulleungdo is a pentagon-shaped island located 92km away from Dokdo. The island was made from a series of volcanic eruptions. Its highest peak is called Seonginbong Peak, and there is a village along the coastline on the slope. On the north side is a caldera crater which collapsed to create Read more [...]
Hahoe Village is home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and is well-known for its traditional houses. Birthplace of renowned scholars of the Joseon Period such as Gyeomam Ryu Un-ryong and Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, the village became even more famous after Queen Elizabeth of England visited on April Read more [...]
Kim Gwangseok-gil Street is a mural street near Bangcheon Market where the now deceased Kim Gwangseok used to live. The 350m long wall has statues and murals depict his life and music. Every autumn, the area of Bangcheon Market and Dongseongno hosts a “Kim Gwangseok’s Singing Contest.”
Following the Korean War, refugees who fled to Busan set up stalls in order to make a living, and this was the beginning of the Gukje Market (gukje meaning “international” in Korean). The Gukje Market is one of Korea’s largest markets; each alleyway is crowded with stalls, and it connects Read more [...]
Gamcheon Culture Villiage is formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname of “Machu Picchu of Busan.” The many alleys cutting through this community are vibrantly decorated with murals and sculptures created by the residents.
Gunsan Modern History Museum Time Travel sets the stage for experience activities that not only Gunsan citizens but also tourists can enjoy together, showing different aspects of Gunsan. In particular, it is significant in that citizens, not professional actors, prepare and stage their performance. In other words, the event places Read more [...]
The Gangneung Coffee Festival held its first event in 2009 as part of project in making Gangneung, a city of coffee. The festival celebrates the emerging coffee culture of Gangneung-si, which in recent years has welcomed in famous coffee chains and artisan coffee shops. The festival celebrates the scenic city’s Read more [...]
Korean artists of various field of work such as writers, painters, actors, architects and musicians constructed the cultural town of Heyri. Within this community, there are residences, workrooms, art galleries and museums. Artists make a living by opening exhibitions, trading or selling their artworks. Currently, there are about 40 museums, Read more [...]
The opening of the Incheon Port in 1883 led to the start of many foreigners coming into the area for settlement. Soon, it became a rich village and many young people gradually moved out, leaving the village in a state of stagnant. As such, a renovation project was brought upon Read more [...]
Incheon’s Chinatown area came into being with the opening of the Incheon Port in 1883 and Incheon’s designation as an extraterritoriality of the Ching Dynasty. In the past, the area held many stores trading goods imported from China, but most Chinese businesses are now restaurants. Today, the Chinese residents of Read more [...]
The Time Square, a shopping complex featuring fashion, culture, food, entertainment, etc, houses over 200 retailers comprised with shopping, business, culture and leisure spaces.
I’Park Mall, a size of 9 ground floors and 3 basement levels, is an entertainment complex featuring Digital Park, restaurants, movie theater, E-mart, fashion retailers, etc.
It is a shopping complex featuring shopping, culture, leisure, amenities, residence, etc. There are Lotte Department Store, E-mart, fashion accessories retailers, restaurants, café, bookstore, Lotte Cinema, game zone, etc. conveniently laid out.
It is a European style theme park featuring Enter-6, E-mart, a multiplex theater, CGV Theater, Four Season Water Park, Dome Golf, food court, café, etc.
It is a street mall housing various retailers of food and beverages as well as a wide range of fashion and beauty labels. There are Lotte Cinema, Lotte Card Art Center and a park around the mall.
It is a multi-purpose complex featuring a variety of facilities including a department store, mart, shopping mall, hotel, etc. It offers an outdoor park reflecting six themes, which are the garden and trail enhancing the natural scenery, grassed square, waterfront and Cine Plaza.
It is a cultural complex combining hotel, residence, culture, food and park. It consists of the Hybrid Department Store that connects a rounded shape building and a natural park, the Sheraton Seoul D-Cube City Hotel-a luxurious hotel, D-Cube offices and apartments, the D-Cube Art Center, and the 33,000 square meter Read more [...]
It is a mega cultural complex featuring shopping, culture, entertainment, etc. It is comprised of 5 sections and a variety of retail shops including specialty stores, café, bank, wedding hall, offices, etc. are conveniently laid out. It holds exhibitions in the roof garden.
It is a shopping complex in the three-story building. It features fashion on the first floor, fashion and book store on the second floor and the movie theater on the third floor. It offers a wide range of major fashion labels from Korea and abroad.
This 40 year-old traditional market is especially famous for the Naengmyeon alley filled with small noodle restaurants with great tastes. It also serves a variety of dishes such as Sundaeguk (Korean sausage soup; 순대국), Jokbal, Patkalguksu (noodle soup with red bean; 팥칼국수), etc.
It is the biggest traditional market in the eastern Seoul area. Organized and nicely presented like arcades, it provides convenient and enjoyable shopping experience.
As the head office of Fennec, it is a lifestyle specialty store featuring a wide collection of domestic and foreign designer brands. It is famous for well-made cases for iPhone and iPad made with genuine leather and conveniently constructed compartments. It offers a variety of products such as stationery, tableware Read more [...]
It is one of the best gourmet markets in Korea run by Shinsegye. Upgraded one step further than the existing markets, it is designed to function as a multi-purpose space, doing grocery shopping, dining and browsing specialty stores. Styled with sophisticated and luxurious interiors, it carries imported ingredients that are Read more [...]
Currently headquartered in Spain, it is a hand-made candy store initially opened in Copenhagen.
Weeny Beeny is a store specializing in candy which is common in the U.S. and Europe, which enables customers to customize a purchase among a variety of sweets such as chocolate, candy, jelly bean, gummy, marshmallow, etc. All items are displayed to make it available for customers to pick items Read more [...]
It is a mega-sized wholesale market dealing in agricultural and marine products from all over the country. Agricultural goods are stocked daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and marine goods are in daily from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. next morning. It guarantees a wide range of fresh agricultural Read more [...]
It is a complex cultural street filled with over 70 retail outlets such as craft stores, cultural goods, souvenir shops, galleries, café, tea rooms, restaurants, etc. It presents its own characteristics and stories at every corner of the street. The square in the center of the street and the gallery Read more [...]
It is a multifunctional space presenting editorial choices in fashion and lifestyle. It carries well-known designer brands that have not been introduced in Korea and offers high-end labels at reasonable prices. It also offers aromatherapy products, perfumes and books. There is a café in the store as well. It is Read more [...]