Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.6 million residents, is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula.The size of Busan is 765.64 ㎢ which is 0.8 % of the whole land of the Korean Peninsula. The natural environment of Busan is a perfect example of harmony between mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography includes a coastline with superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views, and hot springs scattered throughout the city. Busan is the second largest city in Korea. Its deep harbor and gentle tides have allowed it to grow into the largest container handling port in the country and the fifth largest in the world. In the coming years, capacity is set to grow further with the opening of the New Port. The city's natural endowments and rich history have resulted in Busan's increasing reputation as a world class city of tourism and culture, and it is also becoming renowned as an international convention destination.
Busan successfully hosted various international events such as the 14th Busan Asian Games, the 2002 FIFA World Cup Games and ITU Telecom Asia 2004. Through successfully hosting 2005 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting Busan advanced itself as a logistics hub in Northeast Asia. 20~30 APEC-related meetings and events, including the annual Economic Leaders' Meeting and ministerial meeting held throughout Korea in November, 2005. Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific economies attended the Economic Leaders' Meeting. Also, Approximately 6,000 domestic and overseas personnel including government representatives, business people and press participated in the event.
Geographically, Busan has the Straits of Korea to its south; Ulsan to the north; Gimhae to the West. Cities that share almost the same latitude with Busan include Jinhae and Gwangju in Korea, as well as Tokyo, Jeongsen, Algiers and Oklahoma City abroad. It is eight hours ahead of UTC. As for its geopolitical location, the city comes at the Southern tip of a strip that connects Asia, Siberia and Europe. It also serves as a main gateway to the Pacific Ocean. This location places the city at the center of international sea transportation.
Busan is located at the southeastern most tip of the Korean peninsula and in the mid-latitude temperate zone, which has seasonal winds. It has four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The annual average temperature is 15 ℃. The annual average precipitation is 2,397 ㎜. Busan has strong winds compared to other areas in Korea. The average winter temperature is 3.8 ℃. Tourists can enjoy Busan throughout all seasons thanks to the nice weather and beautiful scenery. In summer, the city is crowded with visitors who come to enjoy the beautiful beaches
The World's Largest Department Store, Shinsegae Centumcity
Shinsegae Centumcity is as big as 'Harbor city', Hong Kong and 'Roppongi', Japan. It is located only 10 minutes away from the congress venue. This is the biggest department store in the world with 298,905 ㎡ of shopping area. Shinsegae Centumcity is the home to the most prestigious international luxury brands as well as more than 680 different brands. It is also a place of relaxation and endless entertainments with its Spaland, Ice link and Theater. All this within the heart of Busan.
Spa Land, an Oasis in the middle of the city
Relax will enjoying the view of Centum' beautiful river and park at this popular hot spring. Spaland offers various Traditional Korean and Japanese health baths for you to indulge in. The popular hot springs for relaxation where you can enjoy the view of beautiful river and park. You can enjoy Korean traditional bath and Japanese bath at the same time in the two kinds of spring water that is good for your skin and pain.
- Department Store B2~8F 10:30~20:00/Weekdays 10:30~21:00/Holidays
- Food Store B1 10:30~22:00
- Restaurants 9F 10:30~22:00
- Ice Link 4F 10:30~22:00
- Spa Land 1F 06:00~24:00
- Golf Range 11F 06:00~22:00