Igidae Coastal Trail the best hiking trail in Busan
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“Igidae” refers to the beautiful bedrocks consisting of delicate rocks
in the eastern sea that the Jangsanbong Peak of Yongho-dong, Nam-gu, faces.
The name “Igidae” stands for the two gisaeng (female professional entertainers in Korean) from the Suyeong district who sacrificed their lives.
During the Japanese invasion in Korea, when Japan conquered Suyeongseong Fortress and held a feast to celebrate their victory, two gisaeng, who are taken to the feast, grabbed a drunken Japanese commander and jumped into the sea.
The Igidae area was once closed for military operation reasons, but since 1993, it has been open to the public. At present, it contains dense forests that are difficult to meet in urban areas and is kept clean to serve as habitats for wildlife. Because of its clear water, the place is perfect for fishing.