Yeongdodaegyo Bridge - Huinnyeoul Culture Village - Taejongdae Park - Korea National Maritime Museum - Gamcheon Culture Village - Songdo Beach - Amisan Observatory - Dadaepo Beach
Yeongdodaegyo Bridge, Korea’s first bascule bridge opened in 1934, used to be one of Busan’s best attractions as the bridge opened its leaf twice a day (to provide clearance for boat traffic). In 1966, it stopped operating, but through repair work, it was reopened in 2013, still attracting many people.
Walking along the coast of Yeongdo Island, you’ll find the Huinnyeoul Culture Village located on a hill. While walking through narrow village alleys like a labyrinth, you’ll feel familiar with the place as this is where Song Gang-ho was waiting for a rice soup restaurant’s landlady in the Korean film The Attorney (2013). With different cafés, photo studios, and other cultural places, it has now become a culture village that continuously attracts tourists.
Yeongdo Island has more attractions waiting for you to discover. The Taejongdae Recreation Area, offering one of the best views of the coast in Busan, is also situated here. Its observatory will charm your heart with a fantastic panoramic view combined with unique rock formation, and the sea, which will vacate your mind of worries.
Another must-visit destination is the Korea National Maritime Museum near the Taejongdae Park. If you have enjoyed Yeongdo Island visually, now it’s time to learn more about the sea. The museum displays experience-oriented exhibits related to the sea. It also provides various interesting experience programs for children.
Upon leaving Yeongdo Island, you’ll find exotic buildings with colorful roofs on the sloping roads of the Gamcheon Culture Village, which has given its nickname “Korea’s Machu Picchu.” Through an urban regeneration project, the Gamcheon Culture Village has been transformed and become Busan’s major attraction, attracting one million visitors a year. While going up and down its curvy alleys, you’ll find the village’s most famous attraction, the statues of the Little Prince and the fennec fox.
After passing the mountainside road, you’ll reach Korea’s first municipal beach, Songdo Beach. Recently equipped with the longest trail over the sea in Korea “Cloud Trails” and the overwater cable car, Songdo Beach is enjoying its heyday once again. In particular, the middle of the trail is made of transparent glass, which creates a thrilling atmosphere to the trail.
The Amisan Observatory is known as a beautiful sunset spot in Busan. Located at the mouth of the Nakdonggang River, the observatory offers a splendid landscape combined with red sunset and migratory birds. Inside the observatory displays the materials of geographical and geological features in the estuary of the Nakdonggang River.
Dadaepo Beach is a perfect destination for those who want to enjoy Busan’s beautiful night scenery. The beach is well known for Morundae Peninsula, which was originally an island, and as the sands of the Nakdonggang River were deposited, eventually connected to the land. At night, colorful lights from the musical fountain dazzle on the beach.
1Yeongdodaegyo Bridge, a space of promises and tears
While moments spent at Yeongdo Bridge no longer remain, there are still people who tear up just by thinking about the old days.
This space was where people separated from their families during the war swore to survive and meet at Yeongdo Bridge.
Written as Yeongdodaegyo Bridge and read as Yeongdo Bridge.
2Huinnyeoul Culture Village at the end of the steep cliff
Above the steep wall of the Jeoryeong Coastal Trail is a unique view of the village, where you can see small houses clustered along the narrow alley formed by the coast at the end of the cliff. This is where the sorrowful lives of refugees began and where the current cultural village community of Huinnyeoul Culture Village has been established.
3Taejongdae Park’s 100 years of history with Yeongdo Lighthouse
This place allows you to walk along the green forest path and view the blue ocean simultaneously. The multicolored rocky coast boasts its beauty formed by years of crashing waves. We’re talking about Taejongdae Park at the southern end of Yeongdo, Busan. Taejongdae was named after King Taejong Muyeol of Silla, who used to stop by the region and practice archery as he was mesmerized by the beauty of the landscape. Taejongdae Park, where unique rocks are formed and visitors are greeted by the dense forest surrounded by the deep blue ocean, is a leading travel destination in Korea.
4Korea National Maritime Museum, the Flower of Maritime Culture
Busan equals ocean, and ocean equals Busan. But how much do we actually know about the oceans of Korea?
The Korea National Maritime Museum, where stories of all oceans around the world begin, connects the past, present, and future of the ocean.
5Gamcheon Culture Village, the Machu Picchu of Korea
Colorful roofs that seem to touch the sky,
A warmth that covers the whole village.
Gamcheon Culture Village is the Machu Picchu of Korea.
6The reborn of Songdo Beach after 100 years
The elderly’s beach destination back in the day is transformed into a hot spot for the youth!
Let’s check out Songdo Beach, the trending hot spot on social media.
Opened in 1913, Songdo Beach is the first beach in Korea. After its golden period in the 1960s and 1970s, the beach became deserted. Those who wished to bring it back to its former beauty joined forces to repair the abandoned beach, making it even more breathtaking than it was in its heyday. With its spotless sandy beach, clear water, cloud trails, and an overwater cable car, Songdo Beach is once again a popular tourist destination receiving over five million visitors per year.
7Meet the Amnam Park at the edge of southern part of Amnam Peninsula
The southern sea is showing through a pine forest.
The sun shining on it.
Boats are floating on the sparkling waves.
It presents tourists with a relaxing moment for their hearts.
This place is Amnam Park, located at the edge of the southern part of the Amnam Peninsula.
8Amisan Observatory: Where the river meets the ocean
The Nakdonggang River cuts through the Yeongnam region. The sandy area right before the river meets with the South Sea, forming a vast delta triangle of rich soil. Downstream the Nakdonggang River is home to numerous migratory birds enjoying rich food and clear water. Visit the Amisan Observatory to view a fantastic landscape where the river meets the ocean.
9Beautiful everywhere, Dadaepo Beach
Dadaepo Beach, where Nakdonggang River and the South Sea meet, allows you to enjoy the beauty of nature with Busan’s sunrise, sunset, and sandy beach.