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Spouse Program would provide an opportunity for participants to experience culture and natural beauty of Busan. Various activities including city sightseeing and visits to tourist attractions are specially selected and organized.

Participants

    Spouses of the following attendees can join the spouse program for both days

  • Head of Delegation
  • Panelists, Speakers and Presenters
  • Member country Ambassador to Korea
  • Minister-level officials
  • High-profile leaders comparable to the above

  • Only registered participants in the 2018 Annual Meetings can join the Spouse Program.
  • For more information, please contact us at spouse@afdb2018.org
  • Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Registration for the Spouse Program:

Spouse Program Reservation

Old Town Tour

  • Dates & Time: May 23, 2018, 14:00~18:00(4H)

  • 14:00 Departing from Bexco
  • 14:50-16:20 Gamcheon Cultural Village
    This village, with its rows of terraced houses standing along the mountainside, is referred to as the Machu Picchu of Korea. Beautiful murals, a part of the village art project, as well as the winding streets and alleyways that criss-cross the area add an exotic charm and present visitors a chance to explore this unique village. With a growing number of tourists, it stands tall on behalf of Busan. Why don’t you come and have a fun time here searching for each viewpoint and taking pictures of the village’s many oddities, murals and unique landscape? Little prince and Desert Fox, and whole Gamcheon area are recommended photo zones.
  • 16:40-17:40 Songdo Sky Walk & Marine Cable Car Ride
    Songdo Beach, the first bathing place in Korea, has such an impressive coastal line called Naples in the East. Every year, the beach draws a large crowd of visitors with its famed festivals, including the Sea Art Festival and Pop Music Festival. It recently marked the 100th anniversary of its opening in 2013.

    The Songdo marine cable car has begun its operation under the brand new name, Busan Air Cruise. The cable car runs daily year-round. It runs up to 86 meters above the sea and offers great views of Amnam Park, Namhang and the Yeongdo coastline.
  • 17:40- Heading to Bexco

Temple Tour& Yacht Sailing & Shopping

  • Dates & Time: May 24, 2018, 09:00~18:00(9H)

  • 09:00 Departing from Bexco
  • 10:00-12:00 Beomeosa Tour (Tea Ceremony & Making Buddha Bracelets)
    A temple founded by Buddhist Master Uisang during King Munmu’s reign in Silla. It was built over 1,300 years ago. This place is picturesque along with a trail through a grove of soaring bamboo stalks and blooming apricot flowers in spring. It is a serene spot to feel peace and quiet. Beomeosa Temple tour is not only about a general overview of Buddhist practice but a vivid experience of traditional Korean culture. (Tea Ceremony- Dahdo, Making Buddha Bracelets).
  • 12:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:30-15:30 Bluemarine Yacht
    Bluemarine Yacht club is Korea’s the best ocean leisure complex in Haeundae, Busan. This place also provides dining places to relax and chill. It offers a truly unique experience of Busan.

    ※ Riding course: Yacht club → Marine city → Nurimaru APEC house → Dongbaekseom island → Haeundae beach → Gwangandaegyo bridge → Gwanganri beach → Yacht club
  • 15:50-17:50 Shinsegae Centum City Shopping Tour
    This was listed as the World’s Largest Department Store in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009, and the record still stands. In addition to the shopping center, it is equipped with various leisure facilities.
  • 17:50 Heading to Bexco