Morundae Peninsula is a small land next to Dadaepo Beach in Busan. During foggy or cloudy day, the island is difficult to see, hence the name “Morundae (literally meaning, “a land indulged in clouds”).” This small land used to be an island but the sand and soil deposited from the Nakdonggang River accumulated and connected with Dadaepo.
Walking on the Morundae Trail to enjoy the windy forest paths and unique rock formations at the coastal cliff. To get there, yoou need to get down at Dadaepo Beach Station by Busan Metro Line 1 then you can start trekking!
To ensure you’ve come to the correct entrance, you need to see this stone signage (pic above) then read the Morundae Trail Course map carefully. The most common course is start from ① then turn left which taking a full circle clockwise and return to the starting point.
Ready? Let’s go!
The way to ② Hwasondae Rock is a green forest path. After walking on a flat mountain path, you will reach a slope as you get closer to Hwasondae Rock. The course is difficult where able to make you run out of breath but it is a short course. Trees that stretch into the sky creates a tunnel and gives a new view for your eyes. The wide rock in front of the sea is called Hwasondae Rock. At here, you can view the spectacular sea view of Morundae Peninsula. Check out the Mojaseom Island that resembles a baseball cap (moja in Korean) and the Jwijseom Island with the body and tail of the mouse (jwi in Korean) look just as interestin!
After enjoy the view from Hwasondae Rock, let’s continue trekking by heading toward the ④ observatory. It is an easy course features with resting area in between. You can cross the wooden bridge to enter the Morundae Observatory where is surrounded by amazing ocean view. Then, you can sit on the bench and enjoy the beautiful of ocean. You can also step down to the ③ pebble yard and ⑩ sand yard to further enjoy the significant scenery of the coastal.
Leaving from the observatory, walk along the cobbled trail to arrive at ⑤ Dadaepo Guesthouse located in a cool pine forest. A designated cultural asset of Busan City, this building was constructed during Joseon period and it used as a government building for envoys as an accomodation. This is a cultural property designated by Busan Metropolitan City, and was built during the Joseon Dynasty, and was a government building used as envoy’s lodging.
Walk on the relaxing trail with tall pine trees to return to ① and finish the Morundae Trail trekking course. If you want explore more, walk along the observatory deck trail formed along the right-side beach of Morundae. At there, you can enjoy the amazing coastal view with the endless sea. The sunset at Dadaepo Beach is the most wonderful sight ever.
The Morundae Trail is a memorable trekking course you will surely enjoy.