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40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street

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Nice Cultural Attraction

It's a nice place not far from Seomyeon Station with the subway. :) You can walk through the... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
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historical district

40 steps is a historical staircase in Busan near Yongdusan Park that is essentially a 40-step... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place not far from Seomyeon Station with the subway. :) You can walk through the streets and watch the sculptures. Since there are many cafés and restaurants you can have a rest and enjoy the nice weather. :) Not hard to find.

Thank IrisKatharina
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Area that people fled to during korean war.Very well cared for with plenty of food, drink,coffee options.Well worth a stroll around.

Thank PeterC7505
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The entire area is reflecting the life in Korea back in the 50s and 60s. The ’40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street’ was designated ‘The Best Street’ by the Busan municipal government in June 2004. A great place for exploration and see the history of...More

1  Thank Michele H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

40 steps is a historical staircase in Busan near Yongdusan Park that is essentially a 40-step staircase. It’s importance come as a point or reunification between love ones during and after the Korean War. Today, the area around 40 Steps is restored to reflect Korea...More

1  Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 28 April 2017

It is a small area with scattered metal sculptures and a spiral ramp, plus some steps. There were very few tourists around and I was looking for something more substantial. Nearly a disappointment but I managed to take a few photos there, for memory.

1  Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

So we just did the ramp, only because we were there and I just don't get the hype. We walked up a spiral ramp, I don't immediately see anything worth going to the top for...

1  Thank Jayme D
Reviewed 4 December 2016

There is a good place for you to know more about the culture of Busan. There is many history story your can find right there.

Thank hkjeffsir
Reviewed 5 November 2016

It's really 40 steps with a sculpture in the middle. There are also some figure sculptures here and there on the street leading to the 40 steps.

Thank Pun N
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Just like the title, Busan donggwangdong 40 stairs and Cultural Center is just behind the spiral staircase. That's where you will learn the history of Busan and the staff was rather attentive and eager to share with me Busan's history in his mother tongue. Anyhow...More

Thank TommyKoek
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Just a few figures and colourfull walls. I had to go to this area anyway, but if you don't live here, it's not worth going especially to this place....kinda overrated

Thank hiroki11
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