19 November, 2007

The 40 Stairs

◆The Theme Street of 40 Stairs

 The theme street of 40 stairs is historical and characteristic place which represents joys and sorrows of war refugees during the Korean War. The theme street expands from the Jungang-dong branch of Kookmin Bank to the 40 stairs Cultural Center and the Pal-sung Tour. If you go there, you can see some interesting bronze statues and historical things.

▷ The Original Stairs

▷ The Present Stairs

 The 40 stairs was the center of traffic and administration. Actually this stairs aren't an original thing. The original 40 stairs were changed to habitation and the present 40 stairs was created in the 1970s. Many refugees consoled their grief and missed hometowns sitting on the original stairs when the 6.25 War. One song reveals these phases of the times well.

▷ Gyeongsang-do Lady

 The name of this song is "Gyeongsang-do Lady." The lyric writer of this song is Son Ro-won and the composer is Lee Jae-ho and the singer is Park Jae-hong. This song expresses refugees' feeling well and the name of the 40 stairs was used at the first on the song. The 40 stairs were widely known since this song became a hit sing in the 1950s.

▷ Movie "Nowhere To Hide"

40 Stairs of the Movie

 At first, the 40 stairs were known only to old people, but it has become known to young people since the famous Korean movie, "Nowhere To Hide" was released in 1999. (Actor Park Joong-hoon, Ahn Sung-kee, Jang Dong-gun and actress Choi Ji-woo played in the movie.)

◆40 Stairs Cultural Center

 Also you can feel enough Korean history and culture of the Korean War if you visit the 40 stairs Cultural Center. The center provides various types of exhibitions.

▷Air-Open Classes

▷ Various Articles on Exhibition


*Opening Hours
- 10:00 ~ 19:00 (Saturday and Sunday : 10:00 ~ 17:00)

- Mondays

*Admission Fee
- Free

- 42-3, 5Ga Donggwang-dong Jung-gu, Busan, Korea, 600-025

*TEL - 051)600-4041

*FAX - 051)600-4049

- http://40stairs.bsjunggu.go.kr/


*Subway Line 1
- get off Jungang-dong, gate 13

- get off Jungang-dong, Youngju-dong (No.17, 26, 27, 40, 41, 42, 43, 61, 81, 82, 86, 87, 88, 88-1,
101, 103, 134, 135, 139, 190, 508, 1000, 1003 )

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