Written and Photographed by Travel Writer Mun Cheol-jin
Suyeong Historical ParkThe first plum blossom destination to check out in Busan is Suyeong Historical Park. Suyeong used to be where the Headquarters of Gyeongsangjwado Naval Force Commander was located during the Joseon period. Suyeong was its shorted form which this area was named after. Suyeong Historical Park was built on the site where the Headquarters of Gyeongsangjwado Naval Force Commander was located. The Headquarters of Gyeongsangjwado Naval Force Commander oversaw the four military camps along the southern coast. Given that, this place is full of historical sites such as South Gate of Suyeongseong Fortress, Altar to Twenty-five Heroes enshrined with the ancient tablets for 25 fallen heroes, and Shrine to General An Yongbok, a guardian of Dokdo Island during the Joseon period. Neighboring Suyeong History Museum that protects and preserves intangible cultural properties such as Suyeong Yaryu (Mask Dance Drama of Suyeong), it has become the best-known historical park in Busan.
Chungnyeolsa ShrineLocated in Allak-dong, Dongnae-gu, Chungnyeolsa Shrine has the ancestral tablets of patriotic martyrs who sacrificed themselves during the Japanese Invasions of Korea in 1592. Despite its heavy atmosphere, it is also known as the best flower viewing spot throughout the year, often visited not only by local residents but also by tourists across the country. Since spring is just around the corner, it is now crowded with people wishing to see plum blossoms in full bloom.
UN Memorial CemeteryDid you know that the world’s one and only UN memorial cemetery is located in Busan? Yes, we are talking about UN Memorial Cemetery located in Daeyeon-dong, Nam-gu. It is a memorial for UN peacekeepers who sacrificed themselves during the Korean War. At this time of the year, this cemetery becomes a famous plum blossom viewing spot often visited by tourists across the country.
AddressSuyeong Historical Park: 43, Suyeongseong-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan
InquiryChungnyeolsa Shrine +82-51-888-7211 (Facility Management Office)
Closing DatesOpen all year round
HoursSuyeong Historical Park: Open all year round
Traffic InformationSuyeong Historical Park
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