Busan’s Dongbaek Park

I climbed to the highest point in Dongbaek Park expecting a view of the East Sea from this southern part of Busan, but dense forest gave this section an enclosed feeling. Descending the steps on the southern end of the peninsula, the sea stretched out with a 180 degree view.

Gwangandaegyo Bridge, Busan
Gwangandaugyo Bridge, Busan

To the south-west were the Oryukdo Islands on the tip of Nam-gu. North-west was Gwangandaegyo Bridge. I headed towards Suyeongman Bay where a lower walkway was constructed right next to the sea. Around the bend was a swarm of photo enthusiasts posing before the mermaid. A fairy tale about a kingdom located on Dongbaekseom Island was connected to the two and a half metre high bronze statue.

Haeundae Beach, Busan
Haeundae Beach, Busan

Once I’d circuited the park, I was rewarded with Haeundae Beach on a perfect afternoon.