Colossal Centum City Busan

centum-city-busanAerial view of Centum City's landscape in Busan City

Centum City Busan

Centum City Busan is both an entertainment and shopping urban center in Busan City. It caters to the needs of all visitors who want to relax while spending time with friends or family members.

Centum City is a major urban development project belonging to Haeundae District. It is established in the westernmost part of the district, where you can reach the famous Haeundae Beach.

The multi-development project aims to...

  • promote the industrial development plans in the city,
  • adapt and respond to the recent globalization and information technology age, and,
  • implement projects to raise-awareness about Busan and the province's achievements and development projects.

The area of Centum City Busan was the former airport of Busan called Suyeong Airport. It is reachable by Busan Metro System Line 2 through Centum City Station.

As you can see in the photo, this city-complex provides almost anything you need for your day's outing, shopping, or leisurely exploration of the area.

Shopping and Entertainment Facilities

Shinsegae Centum City Department Store is the largest department store in the world. You can shop anything you need, or simply eye-shop, observe and enjoy anything your eyes can lay on.

Being a colossal structure, it is not only a shopping hub but undoubtedly a landmark of Busan City and a symbol of its development having overcome the destruction due to the Korean War.

Entertainment Center
As an entertainment center with various facilities, you can enjoy the choices of active, exciting, and leisure facilities. Here are your exciting options...

  • Ice Rink (an ice skating rink)
  • Spa Land (hot bath, steam bath called jjimjilbang)
  • Zooraji (an outdoor theme park with dinosaurs, pirate ships, African villages, etc.)
  • CGV (a multiplex movie house with excellent surround-sound system, 3D and 4D functions)

And more.

centum-city-busanLED lights of Busan Cinema Center

Facilities & Floor Guide of Shinsegae

Now, let me provide you a guide for every floor before you visit the place. Of course, you can go straight and can easily see the department store's on-site floor descriptions.

But for the sake of this article, here is your bird's eye view of the world's largest department store...

Floors 11 to 14 are golf ranges
Floor 10 is for restaurants, clubs, sports facility (Trinity Restaurant / Trinity Club & Sports)
Floor 9 has restaurants (Shinsegae Culture Hall / Zooraji / Customer Service)
Floor 8 sells casual clothing and event halls
Floor 7 is where you can enjoy a movie (CGV multiplex theatre)
Floor 6 sells children wear, golf wear, Shinsegae Gallery and Academy.
Floor 5 sells men's clothing and Cine de Chef
Floor 4 is where you can buy women's clothing or enjoy the Ice Rink and Food Park.
Floor 3 is where you can buy sportswear, outdoor wear, women's wear, and shoes.
Floor 2 is a luxury boutique shop and sells watches and women's wear.
Floor 1 is a boutique and cosmetics shop. You can also find Spa Land on this floor.
Basement 1 sells fashion products, food, and eatery, and has an event hall.
Basement 2 is the usual parking area for Sinsegae's customers and guests.

Business Hours & Accessible Facilities

To ensure that you don't waste time coming and getting disappointed, below are the schedules per facility as a guide.

Business Hours
Monday to Thursday: 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday to Sunday (Holidays): 10:30 AM to 9 PM

During those days mentioned above, the following schedules could be useful when you are planning to do something at a particular facility...

Zooraji Theme Park: 10:30 AM to 10 PM (playing facilities until 7 PM only)
Ice-skating Rink: 10:30 AM to 8 PM (weekdays) and 10:30 AM to 10 PM (weekends & holidays)
Food Court: 11 AM to 9:30 PM
Spa Land: 6 AM to 12 Midnight
CGV Multiplex Theatre: 9 AM to 2 AM

Useful Facilities: Free & Paid

You can use the comforts of the Sinsegae Department Store and all the other facilities you can find in Centum City. Mainly, some of the facilities in Sinsegae store include the following...

  • Information Desk, Customer Center, nursing room, storage lockers
  • Parking Area: around 4,000 spaces for cars available at the Basement floor
  • Designated restrooms, wheelchair rental available, Braille signs
  • Baby Stroller Rentals
  • No facility for pets available as they are not allowed in

In and around Centum City Busan, you can easily find hotels. If you are planning to spend most of your time exploring and enjoying the City's facilities, I suggest you book your comfy hotel nearby.

The following are only suggestions and feel free to use the hotel search engines on this page (right side column).

Comfy Centum City Accommodation

Centum Premier Hotel
This hotel is a certified accommodation according to Korean hotel standards. It is in Haeundae District close to the multi-project we have been talking about above. This premier hotel has 22 floors and offers over 600 guestrooms with an incredible view of Haeundae Beach.

Haeundae Centum Hotel (해운대센텀호텔)
Haeundae Hotel is right on Centum City, the center of tourism, cultural activities, entertainment, business, and leisure facilities, including the seaside. As a tourist hotel, it is ideal for your comfortable stay while in Busan City.

Utopia Tourist Hotel
Utopia hotel is established between the famous Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach. Besides being a strategic accommodation for beach-lovers, you can get to Centum City quickly from this hotel in no time.

Busan Youth Hostel Arpina
This youth hostel could be your accommodation if you are planning on traveling light and inexpensive. As a backpacker, you can access their facilities with less expense but still enjoy your travels. It is strategically located near Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli Beach, Busan Convention Center, Centum City, and more Busan attractions around.

Getting to Centum City Busan

When in Busan City as a traveler, I would rather walk or hike to reach places I want to see and explore. Well, given that me, or you, have plenty of time to spare hiking.

Still, I suggest that you do that because Busan City is very safe, clean, and is relatively flat with either concrete or asphalted roads and trails.

Anyhow, if you prefer to take transportation to Centum City Busan, the following transports can bring you there in a jiffy (quickly!).

By Busan Subway System
Head to any Busan subway station and take Line 1, heading to Centum City Station. The station itself is where the Centum City Busan complex is located.

By Taxi
Depending on the location of your hotel, you can reach Centum City Busan very easily. The traffic is not bad. If you are in the Haeundae Beach area, it will take at most 15 minutes but not more than that.

Now, if you have questions or need further information, please feel free to contact me or leave a message below.

Enjoy your travels. Be safe!

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