Seomyeon is the commercial hub of Busan, packed with lots of amazing things to do and places to visit, making it a city worth adding to your itinerary.
Seomyeon, also known as Busan’s Entertainment Hub, is filled with a lot of different and attractive things. Filled with party vibes and nightlife, just like how Gangnam is the heart of the city Seoul, similarly, Seomyeon is for Busan. But regardless of the similarity of the hype, it has quintessential features which are worth giving a visit. It is the commercial and transport hub of the city Busan, and this place is known for malls and shops making it an ideal place for shopping.
The best part of the place is you can reach here from anywhere very easily. You can reach Seomyeon via Busan Subway line 1 and line 2. Being a popular district with easy mobility facilities, the city is frequented by many foreign visitors as well. Alongside the street, you will find several shops, stalls, malls, top-notch restaurants, nooks and corners, and are preoccupied with unique cafes, bars, etc.
Seomyeon has an underground shopping center where you will find the best shopping deals. It is one of the largest underground markets in the whole of Busan, where you can get a variety of clothes from international brands, renowned stores, especially clothing brands which can’t be found readily. It is named to be having the best collection in fashion and beauty products.
Local malls like Lotte Department Store are where you can find big brands. Inside such malls, you will find floors, upon floors dedicated to clothing, children’s toys, furniture, electronics, and more.
Seven Luck Casino
If you happen to come to Seomyeon, Seven Luck Casino should be one of your prime locations on the list. It is frequented by exclusive foreigners daily, and its menu consists of American, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese fare. The exotic drink menu varies from beers to juices, wine, unique cocktails and mocktails and even coffee. There are six different types of games, and the casino is open for twenty-four seven, all three sixty-five days.
Visit the Fish Market
Bujeong Market is the fish market you wouldn’t want to miss. Busan is a port city; it has a port for each of the six different beaches. This attributes to Busan’s the fresh and varied species of food factor of this place. There are rows upon rows of stalls selling arrays of fishes, and they are the catch of the day, therefore extremely fresh and alive. You will probably have very few opportunities to haggle over some brand-new bait eaters.
Visit the Seomyeon Café Street
As you must be aware already that Korea has a fascinating café and coffee culture. They have theme cafes, unique food snacks, from classic Korean or traditional or intermingle of the both. Seomyeon Café Street is where you will find a herd of local cafes at one stretch. This gives you an added advantage to choose which one suits you the best.
Visit the Clubs
You have to admit that every country, in fact, every city has its own nightlife and clubbing style. When you come to Korea, Korean nightlife can be compared to that of Vegas, with big venues, stage sets, international DJs, and random celebrity appearances, usually for Fridays at the club. In Busan, Seomyeon is the only place with most of the hit clubs, one of them being Club Fix. It is the most famous and trendy club in the whole of Asia, and you will find the club is filled with foreigners and visitors mainly because of its reputation. You can expect dub, electro, and an enthusiastic, lively crowd of partygoers.
The Restaurants Hub
Along with everything that we surfed till now, one of the most popular attractions is ‘Food Street.’ However, the fact remains that with the variety of stalls and shops that are present in the entire locality, it is more appropriate to call it ‘food town.’
While in Busan people usually find it difficult to get foreign cuisine, Seomyeon is the place where you can easily get such food.
Overall, Seomyeon is a great city to stay, and it is central to the majority of Busan’s major attractions. One of the best hotels, cafes, restaurants and clubs of Busan and in fact, Korea’s will be easily found at one place. You can experience the taste of Korean Cuisine and revert back to your own homeland’s delicacies when needed with the restaurants that offer international dishes. Though Busan’s strong point is its ocean and beaches, Seomyeon doesn’t offer that. However, the unique city life is worth experiencing.
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