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40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street 40계단 문화관광테마거리

  • +82-51-600-4043
  • bsjunggu.go.kr
27-53beonji, 4-ga, Jungang-dong, Jung-gu, Busan


The '40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street' is a 450m-street which starts from the Jungang-dong branch office of KB Bank and runs to the 40-step stairway of the '40-step Cultural Center' and continues on to the Palseong Tour.
 
The time-honored 40-step stairway 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 50s and 60s and is expected to become another major tourist spot.
 
The '40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street' was designated 'The Best Street' by the Busan municipal government in June 2004.br> 

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-51-600-4041~4

・Closed : Every monday, National holidays, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

・Operating Hours : Tuesday-Friday 10:00-18:00 / Saturday & Sunday 10:00-17:00

Available Facilities

* 40-step stairway
The 40-step stairway, located in Jung-gu, Busan, was a hub of transportation and administration during the Korean War. Those who were displaced by the war gathered around the area and made makeshift housing out of sticks and tarps. The place also functioned as a marketplace where residents traded aid goods that were delivered at the nearby port. It was a place to meet family members separated during the war and a place that has since then come to symbolize the sorrow and grief of those living during the Korean War. The place has the deepest significance for the over 100,000 people that were displaced during the war and were subsequently scattered throughout Yeongju-dong Hill, Donggwang-dong and Bosu-dong.

* Railway
In memory of the Busan Train Station (now the location of the Jungang-dong Trade Center), a 140m-street was created in front of the 40-step Stairway, together with the 40-step Square and Railroad Crossing Plaza.

* Seaway
In commemoration of the Busan Port, under the theme of a 'seaway,' a 120m-street has been created in front of Sora Stairway, together with the Sora Stair Square and Pier Plaza.

* Others (The Gate of Peace)
The Gate of Peace is located near the entrance of Railway. A small light symbolizing the light of peace that never goes out casts its light over the 40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street.
 

Access

From Seoul Station, take the KTX for Busan (5:30am-10:30pm, departs every 30 min / est. travel time of 3hrs). >> Get off at Busan Station, take the Busan Subway Line #1 for Jungang-dong. >> Get off at Jungang-dong Station and exit through Exit #13. >> Walk in the direction of the Gwangsan Hospital (5 minutes).

27-53beonji, 4-ga, Jungang-dong, Jung-gu, Busan


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