As you begin from Namhangdaegyo Bridge in Yeongdo, travel to Galmaetgil Trails 4, 5, and 6 passing through Dadaepo Beach, which leads to Baegyangsan Mountain via the riverside of the Nakdonggang River, ultimately reaching Seongjigok Reservoir. In short, these trails range from the sea to the reservoir through the river.
Section 4-1, 13.0 km / 4 hr: Namhangdaegyo Bridge – Gamcheonhang PortSection 4-2, 12.5 km / 5 hr: Gamcheonhang Port – Morundae PeninsulaSection 4-3, 10.8 km / 4 hr: Morundae Peninsula – Nakdonggang Estuary Embankment
Section 5-1, 22.0 km / 6 hr: Nakdonggang Estuary Embankment – Cheongagyo BridgeSection 5-2, 20.1 km / 7 hr: Cheongagyo Bridge - Eoeumpo Port – Cheongagyo Bridge
Section 6-1, 13.2 km / 4 hr: Nakdonggang Estuary Embankment – Gupo StationSection 6-2, 23.0 km / 7 hr: Gupo Station – Seongjigok ReservoirSection 6-3, 11.3 km / 4 hr: Gupo Station – East Gate of Geumjeongsanseong Fortress
Galmaetgil Trail 4 is a 36.3 km route, which starts from Namhangdaegyo Bridge in Yeongdo, passes through Morundae Peninsula and Dadaepo Beach via Songdo Beach and finally ends at the Nakdonggang Estuary Embankment.
You can see Huinnyeoul Village behind Namhangdaegyo Bridge, the starting point of Trail 4, and enjoy a magnificent view of Songdo Beach in front of the bridge. The mysterious scenery of vessels anchored in the anchorage area of the glowing golden sea in the distance is another impression presented by the bridge. Let’s relax at Songdo Beach, which is now at its best because of the skywalk, also known as cloud trails, and overwater cable cars. Then, take a walk on Songdo Coast Bollegil Trail, running along the rugged cliffs of unique rock formations. At the end of the daunting cliff, a boardwalk appears at Amnam Park, where lush woods harmonize with the blue sea. As you hurry on the way, you’ll reach Dadaepo Beach, which has been preserved in its natural state, with a spacious beach park.
As you start from the Nakdonggang Estuary Embankment, travel to Galmaetgil Trail 5, encompassing Gadeokdo Island. Once you reach Yeondaebong Peak, the highest peak on the island, you can see Tsushima Island from a distance, with the beautiful coastlines of the South Sea. The small fishing village Daehanghang Port shows the natural beauty of the mountains and the sea. Moreover, the idyllic landscape blends in with the sea, creating a picturesque landscape. Jeonggeo Village features a higher quality of murals that embody the history of Gadeokdo Island. You can read the history of the island from the murals of the beautiful village facing the sea.
Galmaetgil Trail 6 starts from the Nakdonggang Estuary Embankment, passes through Unsusa Temple and Seonamsa Temple via the Nakdonggang riverside and ends at Seongjigok Reservoir, where Busan Children’s Grand Park is located.
Samnak Eco Park, where the Busan International Rock Festival takes place in summer, is an ideal venue for people to stroll leisurely or ride a bike along the riverside. Walking along the Nakdonggang River, you’ll reach Gupo Station, followed by Baegyangsan Mountain. The first temple you see on the mountain is Unsusa Temple, located on a hilltop, which has a fine and graceful figure. The Beomjongru Pavilion, which overlooks the vast Nakdonggang River, is the best part of this temple. Here, anyone is allowed to ring the bell, as people make their wishes.
Seonamsa Temple features an impressive steep staircase leading up to the Iljumun Gate, the main gate of the temple. Along with the lush green woods, the large boulder served as a symbolic guard of this temple.
Leaving behind Seonamsa Temple located in the mountain, head for Seongjigok Reservoir, which has a walking trail with gentle slopes. Straight, tall trees in the dense forest make you feel like you’re walking in the deep mountain. The placid lake, surrounded by all kinds of trees, looks peaceful.
Let’s wrap up Galmaetgil Trail 6, as you walk along the high embankment path of Seongjigok Reservoir.
1Meet 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.
2The 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.
3Beautiful 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.
4A path where the sky and the sea meet, Yeondaebong Peak on Gadeokdo Island!
Gadeokdo Island, whose name came from its abundance of bonnet bellflower roots called deodeok, is the largest island in Busan. However, it is also a strange place for some people because it is located at the west end of Busan, and is said to have been inhabited since the New Stone Age. Historically, it had a long ill-fated relationship with Japan from the Japanese invasion of Korea to the Japanese occupation. In addition, Yeondaebong Peak, the highest point of the island, has firmly embraced its heartbreaking history until today.
5Samnak Eco Park with different charms throughout the four seasons
Samnak Eco Park is located on the large Samnak-dong riverside near the stem of the peacefully running Nakdonggang River. It reaches 4,722,000 m2, attracting people with its changing charms between seasons. In particular, the park that functions as the lungs of Busan provides an opportunity to observe diverse vegetation, including wetlands. You can directly experience each characteristic of this natural ecosystem from a cherry blossom colony and common reed complex, to a wildflower colony, making you realize how to preserve and manage our ecosystem.
6Embrace the Nakdonggang River at Unsusa Temple
As suggested by the name, Unsusa Temple is famous for its beautiful clouds and water. Perhaps, that is why it is survived as a great place to pray and practice asceticism over a thousand years.
Fresh energy flowing from old trees that cover the sky fills up the walking trail. Daeungjeon Hall, designated as a national treasure, sits modestly. Gazing at the unique floral door at the Daeungbojeon Hall, people are immediately drawn to it.
Sit on the small veranda porch by the kitchen to appreciate the maker who built the spot to comfort visitors. Stand by the Beomjonggak Pavilion, where anyone can ring the bell to watch the Nakdonggang River flow underfoot far away
71,000 years of fragrance at Seonamsa Temple
Located at the center of Baegyangsan Mountain Forest, Seonamsa Temple, which is over 1,000 years old, purifies the mind and body. Buddhist Monk Wonhyo established the temple during the Silla Period, which makes it ancient architecture.
People naturally lower their voices inside the quiet and tranquil temple. The time-ridden Beomjonggak Pavilion that houses the Buddhist bell welcomes visitors. It is as if the large sandfish with the head of a dragon is telling visitors to reflect upon oneself. What happened to the cozy three-story stone pagoda that only the roof stone remains?
Visit Seonamsa Temple and have a fulfilling walk on a sunny day.
8Seongjigok Reservoir where, memories and nature coexist
Dense forests, tranquil lakes, and the trail full of phytoncide.
Located in the Busan Children’s Grand Park, Seongjigok Reservoir has long been loved by the local people, with most of them having created memories here that they will cherish forever. The tranquil reservoir area is like an assorted gift set that gives everyone peace of mind.