BUSAN, South Korea – Busan City announced two slow city attractions – Bosu-dong Bookstore Alley and Galmaetgil Trail #2 (from the Moontan Road to Oryukdo Cruise Dock) – on March 29, 2012.
Busan City became a member of the “Supporters of Cittaslow” in 2009 and the City has now designated two slow city attractions to promote the slow city movement and to enhance citizens' quality of life.
The first Slow City attraction, Bosu-dong Bookstore Alley, which is the only used bookstore alley in the country, not only has used books for sale but also a variety of cultural events and convenient facilities. Nearby tourist attractions including Jagalchi Fish Market, Gukje Market and Yongdusan Park are another reason to visit here.
Bosu-dong Bookstore Alley in Jung District was established during the Korean War by refugees who sold used magazines obtained from U.S. army personnel for a living. It is the only used bookstore alley still open in Korea.
The 2nd Slow City attraction, Galmaetgil Trail #2, takes walkers along a beautiful coastal footpath.
The trail starts from the Moontan Road and finishes at Oryukdo Cruise Dock, via Dongbaekseom Island, Millak Bridge, Gwangalli Beach and Igidae Headland.
A City official said, “We expect that the designation of certain slow city attractions will provide a new and unique way to experience Busan.”
Source: Busan City News