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 Present Stairs
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.
▷ Various Articles on Exhibition
- 10:00 ~ 19:00 (Saturday and Sunday : 10:00 ~ 17:00)
- 42-3, 5Ga Donggwang-dong Jung-gu, Busan, Korea, 600-025
*TEL - 051)600-4041
*FAX - 051)600-4049
*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 )