Friday, February 18, 2011

40 Stairs Cultural Tourism Theme Street in Busan city of korea

This street stretches from Kookmin Bank’s Jungang-dong branch to the 40 Stairs Culture Center and continues on to the Palseong Tour site.

                                    Old  picture ( life in Busan in the 1950s and 60s )

This strip features 40 stairs, which embodies the joys and sorrows of refugees and those displaced by the Korean War. The entire area has been recently renovated to reflect life in Korea in the 1950s and 60s. Local officials expect it to become another major tourist spot. The street was built to represent several aspects of Busan, including its status as a gateway into the country via its port.

There are four resting areas along this street: 40 Stairs Square, Railroad Crossing Plaza, Sora Step Square and the Pier Plaza. The railway, crosswalk traffic light, marble street and granite galley were set up so you can feel what it was like to live here six decades ago. There are even some statues and other figures that bring the area to life.

How to get there : Subway line No. 1, Jungang-dong Station, exit 13 or 15. It’s a 3-minute walk from the station.


  1. I admire Korea's dedication in taking care of it's heritage sites and preserving its culture. It will definitely be great to see these Korean tourist sites personally.

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