The displays are quite realistic – definitely one highlight. Migratory birds come to Korea starting in late March,
stay for the summer, and head south to Australia, India, Malaysia, and elsewhere in early September. This is about as
close as you’ll get to seeing birds until later, though.
After quite a few exhibits throughout the floor, it’s finally time to take a look out the window and look for some birds!
After you’re done, wander to the other side of the street: The Korea Water Resources Development Corporation (AKA K-Water)
has a little park in the midst of the company’s buildings, along with a huge statue celebrating the birds.
Expat kids and families will find plenty to see and learn in the Eco Center, but seeing the birds would probably be best
in the spring or fall.
Directions to Nakdong Estuary Eco Center: Take line 1 of the Busan subway system to Hadan station (next to
last stop on the western end). Take exit 3 to street level, then cross the street to the bus stop in the middle of the road
(you want to go right, or west). Get on bus 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221. The bus will cross a river shortly after you get on – get
off at the first stop after crossing the river. Cross the pedestrian overpass and follow the road to the entrance.
Open 8am – 6pm (last tickets sold at 5pm)
Free admission as of July 2010, lockers available for a 100 won coin.
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