25 November, 2007

[Eat]No.18 Wandang House

▷ The Entrance of Wandang House

☆ "No.18 Wandang House" was opened on 1948 and it is a famous restaurant of 60 years' tradition in Nampo-dong. A lots of mess media like magazine and TV reported this restaurant because the restaurant's foods are so good. People of all ages and both sexes are able to enjoy the plain and clean soup which could make them warm from cold winter.

▷ An Appetizing Wandang

▷ People Who Make Stuffed Buns

▷ Foreigners Who Enjoy Eating Wandang

"After eating one bowl of Wandang,

I feel that I have everything of the world."

▷ She is making stuffed buns very quickly

※ Wandang House Menu
Wandang : 4,000 won
Wandang + Thin noodle : 4,000 won
No.18 noodle : 4,000 won
Wandang Woodong : 4,000 won

※ Wandang Set
- Wandang+Fried bean curd sushi(3)+Laver sushi(2) : 6,000 won
Set2 - Wandang+A bowl of rice with beef : 6,000 won
Set3 - Wandang+Buckwheat tray+Fried bean curd sushi+Laver sushi : 10,000 won

※Opening Hours : 10:00~22:00(Always Open.)

※Address : 3Ga Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan

※TEL : 051-245-0018

▷ Map of No.18 Wandang House


[Eat]Meokja golmok ('Let's Eat' Alley)

▷ Meokja Golmok

 This is 'Let's Eat' alley. The alley is filled with lots of foods. It started 40years ago. If you get hungry because of shopping, you can eat many foods in this alley. There are many delicious foods such as Pajeon(panfried food), Kimbab(rice rolled in dried laver), Soondae(kind of sausage), spicy squid and so on. Let's eat!

*How to get there?
- Take subway no.1 and get off Nampo-dong(Exit 2) and it takes about 10minutes by walking.
▷ Waiting for Sundae

▷ Before Eating

▷ Wow~Delicious Foods!

▷ Map of the Meokja golmok ('Let's Eat' Alley)


[Eat]Spoon and Chopsticks

▷ The Entrance of the Spoon and Chopsticks▷ Main Menu
▷ Table
▷ Looking at The Menu
▷ Covered Spoon and Chopsticks
▷ Before Eating

▷ After Eating

Korean Traditional Restaurant "Spoon and Chopsticks" has snug and quiet mood and has Korean traditional interior, so we think it is a good place that you can enjoy Korean traditional meals. We recommend that you’ll eat the Zeyouk-ddukbaeki (pork earthen bowl) and Haemool-ddukbaeki (seafoods earthen bowl). These tastes are good and you can refill side dishes and rice for free until you feel full. If you are hungry, go to the Spoon and Chopsticks. Then eat yourself heart’s content.


※ Zeyouk-ddukbaeki (Pork earthen bowl) : 7,000 won
Haemool-ddukbaeki (seafoods earthen bowl) : 7,000 won
※ Bean doenjang earthen bowl : 6,000 won
Uncurdled bean curd earthen bowl : 6,000 won

▷ Map of the Spoon and Chopsticks


24 November, 2007

Yongdusan Park

History of Yongdusan
 Yongdusan was a shantytown on Korean War, but because of a huge fire on Dec. 10, 1954, the shantytown has gone, and people planted trees on there.
▷The day and night of the Busan tower 
 This is Yongdusan park. In the Yongdusan park, there are a bronze statue of Lee Soon-shin general, the 4.19 revolution tower, an octagon, and also you can see the highest tower in Nampo-dong. It is Busan tower which was founded in 1973. The height of this tower is 120m. If you come up the observation platform, you can see whole the Busan city and port. Especially we recommend the night view. It is very beautiful. Every year, ring out the old year by the Citizen's bell and greet the new year in Busan. The Busan citizen's bell was made by real citizen in Dec. 31, 1996.

Name of Yongdusan park
 Yongdusan Park is 25th's the local monument. Yongdusan was called 'Songhyunsan', because there were many pine trees. Songhyun means pine tree, but it changed to yongdu in 1898. Yongdu means dragon head in Korean. We call it Yongdu because it looks like dragon head.

Busan tower in Yongdusan park
- 08:30~22:00 April~September, 09:00~22:000 October~March

*Admission fee
- 3500won for adult, 3000won for youth, and 2500won for child

- Busan Jung-gu gwangbok-dong 2ga

- Yongdusan Park : 051-246-8153
- Busan tower : 051-245-1066, 5314


-Take subway line No. 1, and get off at Nampo-dong (Exit 1) Use the Gwangbok-dong escalator

-Take the bus no. 15, 40, 40-1, 58, 58-1, 58-2, 86, 126, 140 or 186 and get off the bus on Donggwang gukgyo station.

Some pictures of Yongdusan Park

▷ Beautiful flower clock, the statue of Lee Soon-shin, and Busan tower ▷ The map of Yongdusan park▷A part of octagon

▷ The road to Yongdusan park
This road is very beautiful and peaceful, so many couples and families come to here and walk.

23 November, 2007

Jagalchi Market

▷ The entrance of the Jagalchi Market
▷ A lot of Seafood

 Jagalchi Market is the biggest fish market in Southeast Asia. It is the place which you can feel joy and sorrow of the people. It is always crowded with the people who bargain over the prices and clamorous people with the humanity. Because of this reasons, it is the necessary for tourism, so many tourists come to attractive Jagalchi.
▷ Jagalchi Outdoor Stage

Jagalchi Festival

 The Jagalchi is situated in Busan which has a lot of beautiful seas with gifts of nature. Every October it is held the Jagalchi Festival under the slogan "come! see! buy!" It is the festival that people harmonize with fresh marine products. In the festival, you could eat famous marine products with very cheap prices and there are a lot of interesting programs that tourists are able to participate in and watch funny shows. We recommend you to come to Busan Jagalchi Festival and feel the humanity.

▷ Jagalchi Live Fish Center

Jagalchi Market Pride

 As Jagalchi market exhibits the live fishes, it makes people come to there, and you could see many crowded people who have variety features.

The source of name : Jagalchi means lots of pebbles. When a port was opened, there were a lot of pebbles, so it is called Jagalchi.

▷ Jagalchi "AZIME"

Jagalchi Slogan : Come! See! Buy!


- 37-1, 4ga Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, Korea

- 051)245-2594~5 or 051)245-1467

- 051)245-1467

- http://www.jagalchimarket.org/

- Take subway line No.1, and get off at Jagalchi (Exit 6, 9, 10)

22 November, 2007

The International Market

▷ The entrance of the International Market  
▷ The Korean traditional dolls wore Hanbok

▷ The Korean traditional costume named Hanbok

▷ The Wholesale shop

 You can visit the "International Market" in Nampo-dong near the Bosu-dong Bookstore Street. There are many kinds of thing in there. The literal meaning of name, you can buy lots of goods from many different counties. What' s more, you can buy many products with wholesale prices. If you want to buy goods with better quality and better price, come to International Market.
 When we were in International market, we heard Japanese more than Korean here and there. You may find your home-made products , of course you can find Korean traditional goods in International Market.

21 November, 2007

The Bosu-dong Book Street

 After the 6.25 War, many people took shelter at Busan and many students studied at the schools even at the camp classes and air-open classes in Busan. At that time, it was very difficult that students and the intellectuals buy new books for study, so secondhand book stores were increased more and more. Later, the Bosu-dong book street was formed.

 The Bosu-dong book street has became the famous cultural place since 1960s. Some people sold their precious books when they needed some money because they were badly off. Others bought secondhand books cheaply at there. Especially, at the beginning of semester, the street was very crowded with students to buy or sell some books.
 These days, a number of bookstores which sell new books have took their places at the street because of economic growth. The bookstores of the street possesses many kinds of book and they offer books cheaply, so the present Bosu-dong book street which are popular among many people could be created.

*Bus - get off Bupyeong-dong, Bosu-dong No. 59, 60, 81
*Subway - get off gate 3 of Jagalchi station

20 November, 2007

Busan Modern History Museum

  Korea was a colony under Japan. We call it "Japan Imperialism." When Korea was governed by Japan, Korean lived with poverty and hardship. You can never imagine how much Korean went thought hard life and dangerous life.
At first, this building was built for plundering to Japan but after the emancipating from Japan, this building became the America Bureau of Public Information. However, most of Busan citizen claimed this building back so the America Bureau of Public Information was removed. Busan wanted citizen to know about their hard history so they decided to make Busan Modern History Museum. This museum includes ' Busan After 1876 Opening of port' ,' Exploitation of Busan by Japan' , 'Busan A Modern City', 'The Oriental Development Company 'and 'Korea-U.S. Relationship.'

Busan After 1876 Opening of Port

 After 1876 opening of the port of Busan, Japan plundered Korea's rice and a number of Japanese trade merchants started to sell their products in Korean market. Japan made a rule for protecting Japanese and trading freely. Japanese who accumulated a property in Korea deprived Korean 's property. Japan imperialism made Busan be a modern city for acting of invasion.

Exploitation of Busan by Japan

 Japan imperialism governed Busan executive. They also promoted to take over Korean rice and to sell Japanese goods economically. Moreover, to ready for war, Japan deprived goods and human labor force from Korean such as comfort women.

The Oriental Development Company

 The Oriental Development Company was a state policy company to penetrated Korean economy. The aim of the company was taking over the rice and protecting ruined Japanese . For these aims , ODC promoted farm management and settlement policy actively. Not only Korea, also Manchuria , Southeast Asia and South America was invaded. But most important source of income was Korean farm rent fee. Farmers who lived without living expenses struk against the despotism of the ODC.


*Opening Hours
- Mar. ~ Oct. / 09:00 ~ 18:00
- Nov. ~ Feb. / 09:00 ~ 17:00

- Jan. 1st and Mondays
(But, the following day if Monday is a national holiday)

*Admission Fee
- Free

- 42-2, 2Ga Daecheong-dong Jung-gu, Busan, Korea,

- 051)253-3845 ~ 6
FAX : 051)253-3320


- from Haeundae / No.40, 139, 140
- Seomyeon / No.17, 17-1, 35, 52-1, 81, 82, 85, 87,88,89,103
- Busan Station / No.40, 42, 59, 81, 140

- Line1 : get off Jungang-dong, Nampo-dong