Words and photos by Moon Cheol-jin
1. Eulsukdo Eco ParkOpposite the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, the Picnic field at Eulsukdo Eco Park becomes pink during the end of September, the climax of autumn. Pink muhly, called Muhlenbergia capillaries, is in full bloom, making you feel the atmosphere of autumn and fall. It is not very large, but it is a cluster that surrounds the corner of the park in a circular shape, so it is not enough to enjoy a light walk and feel the autumn feeling. (Unfortunately, the beautiful spot cannot be seen currently as the pink muhly grass was cut off because of COVID-19.)
2. Samnak Eco ParkLocated about 10 minutes away by car from Eulsukdo Eco Park, Samnak Eco Park is an urban park with varying landscapes per season every year. The season when you can fully feel the charm of Samrak Ecological Park is definitely autumn. This is because you can meet the endless scenery of pure white reed flowers. A feast of reed flowers can be seen throughout Samnak Eco Park from mid-September to the end of October. Reeds flowers grow densely along Nakdonggang River, making it difficult to know where the field ends. As the wind blows, the white reeds begin to sway together like waves. They seem to hang on each other's shoulders and wanted to dance group dances, and each waved their bodies in the wind, showing off their splendid figure. If you stand still and watch it, a smile pops up on your face.
3. Daejeo Eco ParkThe pink muhly habitat at Daejeo Eco Park is much larger than that of Eulsukdo Eco Park. The wide space allows people to take pictures or enjoy sightseeing freely despite the crowds. Compared to Eulsukdo Eco Park and Samnak Eco Park, its landscape blends with the city’s scenery. Although it does not seem to be completely separated from the city center like Eulsukdo or Samrak Ecological Park, the coolness of the spacious space around the Nakdong River is the charm of Daejeo Ecological Park. Busan is a place where there are many mountains, does not have more flat land than expected. Most are slopes or hills, making it difficult to meet the horizon. However, in Daejeo Ecological Park, you can meet the horizon. Also, another advantage is Daejeo Ecological Park is close to Gangseo-gu Office Station on Subway Line 3, so you can always find it easily.
AddressEulsukdo Eco Park
Closing DatesOpen all year round
Service FeesFree (except parking fees)
RemarksEntering Eulsukdo Eco Park at night is not allowed (from 20:00 to 08:00 the next day).