Seomyeon, Busan

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Seomyeon is the commercial center and transportation hub in Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea. Seomyeon is also the most crowded area in Busan, having a floating population of 165,300 a day.[1] Seomyeon has three underground shopping malls meeting beneath the Seomyeon road junction, a department store, many shopping stores, bars, restaurants, movie theaters, banks, bookstores, clinics, etc.


The area called Seomyeon is Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan.[2] The name of Seomyeon was that of an old administrative district surrounding the area when Busan was a small village in the Joseon Dynasty Era.[2] Current Busanians still call the area Seomyeon as then Busanians did, though its official administrative name now is Bujeon-dong.


As a transportation hub, Seomyeon has most public transportation, including the subway and buses, to take you anywhere in Busan. Seomyeon Station near the Seomyeon road junction is one of the busiest subway stations in Korea and the transfer station between Busan Subway Line 1 and Line 2. Bujeon Station near Bujeon Market is a train station on the Donghae Nambu Line and Bujeon Line. A bus transfer center also lies in front of the Busan main store of the Lotte Department Store.


  1. ^ Kwon, Ohjun. "Transportation hub, floating population 160 thousand". Korea Economic Daily. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Seomyeon road junction". Busan City. Retrieved 18 March 2012.