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Imagine a trail by a railway track where the blue seas and open skies greet you. Romantic, isn’t it? Treat yourself to a retro view of the Busan Green Railway walking trail, and catch the beach train whipping past with a merry whistle. This is the best place for a therapeutic walk in Busan.
Busan Green Railway’s Entire Section
- Haeundae Olympic Junction
- Busan National Mechanical Technical High School
- Former Haeundae Station
- Mipo Port
- Dalmaji Park
- Cheongsapo Port
- Gudeokpo Port
- Former Songjeong Station
- East Busan Tourism Complex
Today’s Trail Route: Mipo Port – Haeundae Beach Train Mipo Station – Dalmaji Tunnel – Cheongsapo Port – Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory – Gudeokpo Port – Songjeong
Today’s trail route for healing begins at Mipo Port. Located at the eastern end of Haeundae, Mipo is also the site of Haeundae Beach Train’s Mipo Station. This beautiful port boasts a great view of the contrast between the skyscrapers of Haeundae on one side and the lights from the small fishing boats lining the coast on the other. Take slow steps to the Mipo Blueline Park square. “Blue Line” is the official name of Haeundae Beach Train. From Mipo Port to Songjeong, the entire trail is decked out in wooden platforms. Some staircases lead you around the coastal cliffs to an amazing view of the sea. Seeing Haeundae from Daritdol Observatory gives a whole new vibe to the district’s skyscrapers. Dalmaji Tunnel, once painted with a whitish gray, now features different colors. Make sure to take some pictures for your albums here!
These signposts lead you through Busan Green Railway while letting you know your current location on the trail and the remaining distance to the next section. An old-fashioned beach train runs by the trail at a leisurely pace, bringing the mountains and the seas together to create unique scenery. Cheongsapo Port’s view is completed by the sharp contrast of red and white from the Twin Lighthouses, the blue sea, and the sky. If you’re feeling brave, walk on the transparent Daritdol Observatory, and watch the waves striking the rocks far below.
The second half of the walking trail is made up of the Gudeokpo–Songjeong section. If you’re walking all the way from Mipo Port, you might have to rest your legs a bit. Don’t worry! There are plenty of spots for you to take a breather and enjoy the sight of the sea all the way to the horizon. Slightly further is Jukdo Park at the end of Songjeong Beach, which would be a great place to wrap up this walk. If you’re lucky enough to arrive during sunset hours, you can enjoy an unparalleled view of the sunset descending into the sea.
Haeundae Beach Train Line: Mipo Station – Dalmaji Tunnel – Cheongsapo Station – Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory – Gudeokpo Port – Songjeong Station
Haeundae Beach Train travels the Mipo–Songjeong section of Busan Green Railway, offering a great view of East Busan’s beautiful scenery. The train itself runs parallel to the walking trail, along the breathtaking and rapidly changing scenery of the coast. In-person ticket booths are only available at the three main stations of Mipo, Cheongsapo, and Songjeong, but tickets can also be purchased at automated ticketing machines located on other stops as well. A ride on Haeundae Beach Train gives you a different view and feeling from the one to be had on foot.
You will be treated to the expansive view of the sea on Haeundae Beach Train. Its retro-style exterior and tasteful use of colors add a splash of uniqueness to Haeundae’s scenery. All seats on the train are turned toward the beach, so everyone has a panoramic view of East Busan’s sea. Sunshine scattering onto the waves brings about deep feelings of rest and peace. Sky Capsule, which runs on an elevated railway, is slated to be opened in December. This four-person Sky Capsule connects Mipo and Songjeong Stations without any stops in between. Just like the beach train, it is expected to be a highly popular addition to Haeundae’s tourism scene. We invite you to go on a romantic ride on Haeundae Beach Train!