Rooftopping in Busan: Seomyeon – S. Korea
Unexpectedly, I ended up in Korea again, and it would have been unreasonable to leave without entering a myriad of unsuspecting buildings while wildly pursuing some photographs that I hope are worth the effort.
I’ve taken a couple sets of rooftopping in Korea, my favorite being the “ADA” building in Seoul. Some others that have inspired me include Pete Demarco in Marine City (locked the last time I tried, but amazing photo), and Jason Teale with a nice overview of places in Ulsan.
Fortunately, I didn’t have to go out of my way to take these latest photos; Seomyeon, is one of the foremost places to visit in Busan for nightlife. Known for being, “the most crowded area in Busan,” (Wikipedia) it’s a place everyone has been to.
After a brisk 5-10 minute walk from the train station, I soon stepped out onto the silent roof of an apartment building.
Busan is big enough to have bunches of these kind of spots dispersed across the city. Some of the apartment rooftops I checked out even had benches placed, so it’s not always a case of looking over your shoulder for security; you’ll probably be just fine.
So if you do ever end up in Seomyeon, Busan, don’t forget to keep a lookout for places to give you a serene break from the hordes of people.