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

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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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