The Busan International Architectural Culture Festival (BIACF) is hosting the Busan Architectural Tour every Saturday and Sunday from September 2 to November 26, 2023. The architectural tours in the first half of the year - a total 122 tours with 882 participants - have successfully been carried out.
The tour aims to promote Busan’s outstanding urban architecture to Korean and foreign tourists as well as local residents.
The guided tour will be provided in Korean and has four courses – ‘Architecture Tour in Centum City’, ‘Culture Belt’, ‘Old Town’ and ‘History and Tradition’. The newly introduced History and Tradition Architecture Tour of the Dongnae-gu area gained popularity last year.
Centum City Architecture Tour
Busan Museum of Art, BEXCO, Garden in Shinsegae Centum City Mall, Busan Cinema Center
Culture Belt Architecture Tour
Busan Cultural Center, UN Memorial Cemetery, National Memorial Museum of Forced Mobilization under Japanese Occupation, United Nations Peace Memorial Hall
Old Town Architecture Tour
Baeksan Memorial Hall, Busan Provincial Meteorological Administration, Bokbyeongsan Mountain Reservoir, Busan Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Korea, annex of the Busan Modern & Contemporary History Museum
History and Tradition Architecture Tour
Dongnae-eupseong Imjinwaeran Museum, Janggwan-cheong (Office of Military Affairs), Dongnae-bu Magistrate's Office, Dongnae-hyanggyo Local Confucian School, Site of Dongnae-eupseong Walled Town
The tour begins at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday and 10:00 a.m. every Sunday from March to June 2023 and takes about two hours and thirty minutes to complete. Online registration is required at http://www.biacf.org/ (Korean). The tour requires at least three attendees to register the day before the tour date.
The tour costs 5,000 won per person and souvenirs will be provided to participants.
Please contact BIACF at (051)744-7762 for group tours (more than 11 people).
The Busan International Architectural Culture Festival (BAF) is an open and public organization that has been hosting a variety of events since 2001, including international design competitions, academic conferences and lectures, workshops, exhibitions, events, and research service projects in order to seek out and implement further ways to develop the architecture and city environment of Busan with the participation of architects and interested citizens.
Additionally, the 2023 Busan International Architecture Festival (BIAF) takes place from September 20 to September 24 at BEXCO under the theme “Busan Style.” During the festival, the participants of the Centum City Architecture Tour can enjoy the exhibition of the 2023 BIAF as well.