Busan, Pukyong National University (PKNU) | 부경대 & Chung-guk Seong Korean-Chinese Restaurant | 중국성

Day 3 in Busan, Oppa bought me here to visit PKNU - the University where he graduated. I probably did not mention in my previous posts, the purpose of our trip to Busan is meant to let me know more about him, his family and friends also his life in his home country!

How to get here:
[Subway] line 2 and get off at KNU & PKNU Station Exit 3 - Turn right after exit, and continue to walk straight for about 5-10 minutes on padestrian walkway you will see entrance of PKNU on your left.

The pedestrian towards PKNU direction is a wide and beautiful walkway with trees on both side. Trees are bald in winter, soon it will be blossom beautifully in Spring. 

and .. I am impressed with the bicycle dual lanes built for students who cycling from the subway station to campus area! 

Here we are at PKNU! 
PKNU boasts a long history and a deep-rooted tradition. It is very first university that was established in Busan. Because there are not many universities in Busan has flat grounds with beautiful landscape, therefore PKNU is famous with its wide lawns and nice flat grounds.

Inside the campus, this is the road that he used to walk nearly everyday to the campus to attend classes and lectures.


Oppa meet one of his professor too! I still remember the warmness moment when we met him in his small cozy private room. He made us hot green teas and get us to sit close to the heater to stay warm while have a small reunion with his student - my oppa. 


We spent about 2 hours inside the university compound, then head out to nearby area for food and snacks. Most of the area nearby unversities (in Korea) has a lot of nice cafes, street food, restaurants, fashion & cosmetic shops. Here you can find inexpensive items and food as most of the consumer were students who doesn't have much in budget. 

Some of the low range price Korean cosmetic brand shop e.g. Nature Republic can be found nearby the subway station exit.

 Surprise to see Rotiboy cafe here near PKNU! Never know they open a branch in Busan!

Cozy cafe 

And also street food! We could easily find a few street food stall right opposite the main gate of PKNU!

We had Tornado fries which is currently in trend for street food. It is invented by local Korean! A deep fried spiral-cut whole potato on a skewer, brushed with various seasonings such as onion, cheese, and honey. The one we had has all flavours in 1 skewer! It's yummy and best eat when it is hot!

We also had Takobi - a ball-shaped Japanese snack name Takoyaki or Octopus Balls. One of Japan’s best-known street food originated in Osaka. 

After snacks, we hop-in to Chung-guk-Seong (중국성) restaurant for a proper lunch! Yeah, we had Jjajangmyeon and Jjampong again lol! I told Oppa we should try out Jjajangmyeon selling by different restaurants when we were in Busan, since we can't get authentic taste Jjajangmyeon in Malaysia so far.

Jjampong (짬뽕) @ 3,500won

 Jjajangmyeon @ 2,500won

The price is cheap isn't it? Chung-guk Seong is famous for it's non-expensive Jjajangmyeon and Jjampong menu, so that those university students with low budget could enjoy a hearty meal to fill their stomach. Except for their meat menu such as Tang-su-yuk (sweet and sour pork), Kkan-pung-gi (spicy fried chicken) and etc price is still remain same as market price. After this, we went to Nampo-dong, visit Jagalchi Market and BIFF Square! 

Chung-guk Seong | 중국성 (中国城)
Address: 503-1 Daeyeon-3-dong, Nam-gu, Busan
부산광역시 남구 대연3동 503-1
Tel: 051-627-9903