Dongnae’s name has a long history. Originally, Busan was part of Dongnae until the Joseon period. However, during the Japanese occupation, the city was named “Busan.” Now, let’s explore the Dongnaeeupseong Walled Town, which used to embrace the whole town of Dongnae.
As Dongnae-gu is a residential area rather than a tourist destination, the Dongnaeeupseong Walled Town is a quiet spot in nature. It has three command posts along a long-trail course. One of the posts is Seojangdae Command Post, a two-story watchtower on a slope, where you can leave behind the high buildings of apartment complexes while passing by the quiet residential area. This unusual two-story wooden watchtower serves as a resting area for walkers.
The stone walls of the Dongnaeeupseong Walled Town have been recently restored by placing new bricks on top of the old ones. While walking along the stone walls, you will encounter the magnificent North Gate, where you can enjoy an open and peaceful view of Eupseong Square. Moreover, you will appreciate its undulating path and beautiful scenery along the staircase-style trail.
When you are in the Bukjangdae Command Post, which is the highest point of the Dongnaeeupseong Walled Town, you can enjoy not only the open view of the walled town but also the panoramic view of the downtown Dongnae and even the Gwangandaegyo Bridge in the sea. In the post, you can also imagine a fierce fighting scene during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592.
The arched passageway of Insaengmun Gate, which means “the gate of life,” embraces the stone walls and the road below. The gate’s name came from the story of those who fled through the gate and survived during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592. At present, the shuttle buses pass through this gate.
The last command post of the Dongnaeeupseong Walled Town is the Dongjangdae Command Post, which has another name, “Mangwoldae,” whose plaque is hung in the rear side of the Dongjangdae plaque. When you go up through a steep stairway, you will enjoy the beautiful sight of the green grass and trees.The last command post of the Dongnaeeupseong Walled Town is the Dongjangdae Command Post, which has another name, “Mangwoldae,” whose plaque is hung in the rear side of the Dongjangdae plaque. When you go up through a steep stairway, you will enjoy the beautiful sight of the green grass and trees.
As it gets dark, the Dongnaeeupseong Walled Town shines with its beautiful lights for the people who still enjoy walking around the trail comfortably to relax.