Oryukdo Islets: Stories of the sea

Oryukdo Sunrise Park, Oryukdo Skywalk, and cruise ships

Oryukdo Islets: Stories of the sea
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The emerald sea where the East Sea and the South Sea meet. There are five islands—sometimes six—seen on the brilliant blue rug.
The coastal waters of Oryukdo Islets are enough to fascinate visitors.

Oryukdo Islets, which is well-known as one of the most beautiful islands in Busan, refers to a group of rocky islands off Yongho-dong, Nam-gu, Busan. It has been designated as Busan National Geopark in recognition of its geological value: rock formed through volcanic activities 80 million years ago. In addition, it is a marine sanctuary, where protected marine creatures live, and also state-designated cultural heritage.
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Oryukdo Islets are composed of Bangpaeseom Island, Solseom Island, Suriseom Island, Songgotseom Island, Gulseom Island, and Deungdaeseom Island, in order of proximity to the land. The name comes from the five (“o”) islands seen at low tide and the six (“ryuk”) islands at high tide. Deungdaeseom Island, the farthest island, has the Oryukdo Lighthouse, and it is the only one accessible to people among those islands. The Lighthouse serves as a gateway to Busanhang Port, which ships entering Busan must pass by.
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Visit the Sunrise Park if you want to enjoy the unobstructed view of Oryukdo Islets. As you climb up the hill above the parking lot, you can enjoy the panoramic view with a cool sea breeze. The presence of ecological wetlands, trails, pavilions, and benches makes it a perfect spot for a picnic. Why not go down the hill and head to Oryukdo Skywalk, where you can see Oryukdo Islets right in front of your eyes? Skywalk, built on the edge of cliffs of unique rock formations, always teems with the laughter of visitors who want to enjoy the thrill of looking down at the sea through the glass plates under their feet.
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The Oryukdo Public Information Center is located at the entrance of the Sunrise Park. It is popular among families with children because it provides voice support for visitors to get information on marine ecosystems surrounding Oryukdo Islets, island names, and various native plants and animals. It is an inevitable course to take an unforgettable picture of your children with Oryugi, the mascot of Oryukdo Islets in the photo zone.
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If you want to take a closer look at Oryukdo Islets on the sea, go on a cruise. Go down to the parking lot for a large bus, and you will find the Yonghoman Sightseeing Boat Terminal. You can see the Oryukdo Islets in harmony with the blue sea and the charming coastal scenery closer to the islands. Do not miss Oruykdo Haenyeochon (Women Diver Village) near the quay if it is opened. It is fun to taste fresh seafood collected by Busan haenyeo (women divers).
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Travelers feel the sea soak into their minds as they face the open sea, and the worries and stresses of daily life go away. The sea of Oryukdo Islets always looks peaceful.

Travel Tips

Operating hours of Skywalk
09:00−18:00 (Entry closed at 17:50; operation may be restricted because of snow, rain, strong wind, and facility renovation/repair.)

Travel Etiquette

Skywalk: Make sure to wear overshoes. Walking sticks, umbrellas, parasols, and selfie sticks are not allowed.
Any action that may damage the ecosystems of Oryukdo Islets and its surrounding marine sanctuaries is prohibited.
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  • Address

    137, Oryukdo-ro, Nam-gu, Busan
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  • Hours

    Every day, Always
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  • Traffic Information

    Kyungsung Univ.-Pukyong Nat'l Univ. Station on Busan Metro Line 2 → Transfer to Bus 24, 27, 131 or Nam-gu 2 → Get off at Oryukdo SK View Apartment
    Busan City Tour Bus: Busan Station (Red Line) → Yonghoman Sightseeing Boat Terminal (transfer to Green Line) → Get off at Oryukdo Islets
  • Remarks

    Disabled parking; disabled restrooms; wheelchair accessible
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