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A tour of lighthouses and reliable guards in Busan

A tour of lighthouses and reliable guards in Busan
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A lighthouse acts as a signal light for inbound and outbound ships to ensure their safe sailing. Recently, because of its distinctive exterior, it has become not only a unique spot but also a must-visit place for tourists. In Busan, surrounded by the East and South Seas, why not begin a tour by searching unique lighthouses?
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For over 100 years, Yeongdo Lighthouse has provided a guiding signal to ships around Busanhang Port. Currently, equipped with an observatory, this lighthouse warmly welcomes travelers. Located on the steep cliff with an unobstructed sea view, Yeongdo Lighthouse serves as an ideal background for photography. Here, you can capture the entirety of Yeongdo’s vast coastal waters, Oryukdo Islets, and even Tsushima Island in the distance.
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Towering on top of Deungdaeseom Island, Oryukdo Lighthouse can be accessed only by boat. You can use a cruise ship at Oryukdo Ferry Dock to get to the island. Climb up the stairs that span the rocks to the rooftop, and you can see Tsushima Island with the naked eye on a sunny day. Then, you will realize Tsushima Island is really close to our territory.
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Are you ready to witness different lighthouses? There are Twin Lighthouses in the small port called Cheongsapo Village situated between Haeundae and Songjeong. Moreover, this village is a starting point for a lighthouse tour along the East Sea. The two lighthouses face each other: the red lighthouse looks like the rising sun, and the white one looks like broken waves. They are also called Husband-and-Wife Lighthouse or Couple Lighthouse.
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Located at Yeonhwa-ri, Gijang, the Baby Bottle Lighthouse, which looks like a feeding bottle, is popular among prospective parents around childbirth who come here to pray for a healthy birth. On the contrary, the red lighthouse called Cockscomb Lighthouse will meet your gaze. As a cockscomb signifies a public official, this area was created as an “Anti-Corruption Pledge Path” in 2017, the year of the Rooster.
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World Cup Lighthouse, which guards the Daebyeon Embankment, was built to commemorate the entry into the semi-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. This lighthouse would remind you of Red Devils holding a football in its chest. Moreover, you can see a uniquely shaped lighthouses called Guardian Post in the distance. White and yellow lighthouses face each other in pairs. The white lighthouse called Robot Taekwan V overlooks the sea to guide fishermen for their safety, while the yellow one faces the wave breaker to comfort their hard work.
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Let’s move further north along the coast. You can see the lighthouse hidden behind the popular Jukseong Catholic Church. Its white body and red roof are in perfect harmony with the pointed roof of the church.
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The Baseball Lighthouse, wearing a baseball helmet along with a baseball and a glove, was built to commemorate the winning of the baseball game at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. It is located in Chiramhang Port, Gijang, which is famous as the Bungjangeo (whitespotted conger) Hoe Town. On the contrary, the Seagull Lighthouse that guards the breakwater embodies a flying seagull, a symbol of Busan, in a round shape of a baseball. Both of them are also famous sunrise spots.

Knowing the stories of each lighthouse, you will see them in a different way. They shed light on the paths of travelers with different life stories.
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