New York Times Names Busan on its “52 Places to Go in 2017” List


The city of Busan was named to the New York Times “52 Places to Go” list for 2017.

Ranked #48, the city was noted as an “underrated second city and design hot spot”. It said of Busan:

Busan is known as a film town, but the city’s independent design scene is taking off, too. The Jeonpo Cafe District, a once-gritty industrial area, has recently been transformed into a creative hub packed with boutiques like Object, selling handcrafted items by locals. Nearby, a 1920s former hospital reopened in 2016 as Brown Hands Cafe, an atmospheric art space. There are new ventures to showcase local design, too: the annual Busan Design Festival and Busan Design Spot, a guide to local attractions.

The selection follows Pyeongchang which was voted onto the list in 2016.



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