The ASEAN Culture House (ACH) opens in Haeundae New Town, on the first day of September. The project began as the result of discussions during the 2014 ASEAN Commemorative Summit. The cultural house broke ground on a 2,640 square-meter land in Haeundae-gu in March 2016 and a 4-story ACH building with two underground levels was completed in July 2017. The ASEAN Culture House includes exhibition halls, storage, a memorial hall, a multimedia room, a 200-seat theater, culture experience area, and a conference room.
The opening ceremony of the ASEAN Culture House will be held on September 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. with about 500 delegates attending, including Busan Mayor Suh Byung-soo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha, 10 foreign affairs ministers from ASEAN member states, members of the National Assembly for Busan, multicultural families and local citizens.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Busan City, the ASEAN-Korea Centre, the Korea Foundation and BFIC are working together to successfully settle the ASEAN Culture House in Korea to play a crucial role in exchanges with ASEAN countries. The ASEAN Culture House is expected to be a place where one can experience various ASEAN cultures with their unique features and information.
※ The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional grouping that promotes economic, political, and security cooperation among its ten members: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
ASEAN Culture House
Address: 162, Jwadong-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan