Busan “Sanbok Road Renaissance Project,” a three-story cultural center seems to be the next big tourist attraction.
The gallery of Choi Min-sik, Korea’s first generation documentary photographer, is located on the second floor of Ami Culture Learning Center in Seogu. Seogu was where Choi Min-sik spent time during his career. His work focused around ‘Humanity” and as the theme of his lifetime, he devoted his life to capture the the sorrows and exhaustion of the lives of ordinary and marginalized people. In the second floor gallery and relics display, you can find his rare works from 1950~1970s and over 30 relics including his camera, teaching kits, and more.
His biographic footages are also available for viewing.
On the first floor of the Ami Culture Learning Center (basement to three above-ground floors), there are various programs such as photography class, humanities class, meet a photographer session, traditional photo processing class and more. Choi was a humanistic photographer who carved his own world of photography as he explored “Humanity” through his camera. He gained a worldwide reputation as he won over 220 contests throughout his career in over 20 countries including the United States, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. Nearby are the Train House Cafeteria and the Hanmaeum Happiness Center.
The Train House Cafeteria adjacent to the Gallery is a place worth visiting. A base facility of Ami village, the cafeteria is an 86m2 single floor building that has an artist studio, program room, and a cafeteria. You can buy or participate in hands-on activities making beads crafts, natural soaps, natural cosmetics, cookies and more.
The Hanmaeum Happiness Center is a hope-instilling community center that seeks to educate local elderly and migrant women. The center opened in October 2012, and you can enjoy a cheap cup of traditional and herbal tea, coffee and more at their café. All revenue generated from the café is donated for the betterment of the local community.
You can also enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Yoeongdo and the Namhang Bridge at the café. Vista boasts a landscape that is as spectacular as the Cheonmasan observatory or the Yongdusan Observatory nearby.
Famous Restaurants in the vicinity