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Fall in Love with Yeongdo Island! The Best Travel Guide to Yeongdo Island

Written and Photographed by Travel Writer Mun Cheol-jin

Fall in Love with Yeongdo Island! The Best Travel Guide to Yeongdo Island
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Has Yeongdo Island ever been in the spotlight like it is today? Not only Busan citizens but also tourists are visiting Yeongdo Island. What makes Yeong-do so attractive? ’We have prepared this travel guide to show you how to fully enjoy the attractions of Yeongdo Island. I hope you thoroughly enjoy traveling in Yeongdo Island with your friends and family.
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Achidulle-gil

Jodo Island, located near Taejongdae, is a small island connected to Yeongdo Island. It doesn’t feel like an island because there is a road where cars can travel, but it is still an island.the entire island is a campus of Korea Maritime and Ocean University, so you can enjoy a unique landscape no other island ’offers.

Achisan Mountain stands tall on one side of the island, and the coastal cliff facing the sea is spectacular, with strange rocks created by waves over many years. It used to be a view that could only be seen by boat from the sea, but now it can be reached on foot. It is thanks to the recently built Achidulle-gil. It is also called Achinoeul-gil because the sunset is beautiful. While enjoying the panoramic of Busan Port and Oryukdo Island at a glance, you will soon find a deck road along the coastal cliff. The feeling of walking on the sea is both surprising and amazing. If you walk for another 10 minutes, you will reach the observatory at the end of Dulle-gil. It is so clear it seems like you could grasp Tsushima Island in the distance by hand.

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Marine Adventure Park Yeongdo

There is a Marine Adventure Park near Archidulle-gil. It is a marine leisure facility where you can enjoy various marine activities. You would not want to miss out on this when you come all the way to Busan. Idol group 'NewJeans' also recently traveled to Busan and visited. So experience the sea of Busan through an exhilarating marine activity.
If you want speed, try a jet boat. The jet boat, which can accommodate 12 people, can speed over the sea at 60 kilometers per hour as soon as it leaves the dock. Busanhangdaegyo Bridge, Oryukdo Island, and the Maritime Museum in the distance appear and disappear in front of you. Water splashes all over, strong winds rush into your face, and you feel refreshed.
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If you want even more thrilling speed, Big Marvel is waiting for you. Big Marvel has jet skis that run at high speed and a four-person water slide that delivers the impact of the waves. The attraction of disco boats is the tension and thrill of not knowing where they will go. A round boat led by a jet ski constantly turns and shakes your whole body up and down.
There is also a paddle board where you can stand and row on the board. SUP yoga, which develops your core muscles while you balance on a paddle board, is also popular.

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Taejongdae Jjamppong

After you have enjoyed the marine activities, it is time to fill your stomach. Taejongdae Jjamppong, located at the entrance of Taejongdae, is a good restaurant for a light meal. It is a restaurant located in a famous tourist attraction, but it is also popular with locals. Jjamppong/Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup is a must visit destination. If you want to taste various flavors, you can order a combo for two people, served with Jjamppong/Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup, Jjajang/Noodles with Black Bean Sauce, and Tangsuyuk/Sweet and Sour Pork.

The signature menu, Jjamppong/Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup, contains plenty of seafood. The first taste is sweet, but it hits the spot, and the spiciness remains in the mouth at the end. The whole octopus is put on top, so it tastes good even just by looking at it. Jjamppong/Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup is the main menu, but you would not want to miss out on Jjajang/Noodles with Black Bean Sauce. Jjajang/Noodles with Black Bean Sauce served on a large plate-like tray also contains a lot of seafood’ It's not salty, but just right, so you cannot help eating it. Tangsuyuk/Sweet and Sour Pork is topped with sliced onions in a sweet and sour sauce. It is a combination that goes well with the savory tempura batter.

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Taejongdae

The last course of the Yeongdo trip is Taejongdae. T’day's mission is to take the pic of the day at Taejongdae! It is a representative tourist attraction in Busan, which tourists visit all year round thanks to its lush forest and superb coastal scenery, but there are great photo spots that even Busan citizens do not know.

The first point is the Yeongdo Lighthouse. The lighthouse, built on a sheer cliff, and the blue sea give off an exotic atmosphere. So if you go there in the afternoon when the sky is clear blue, you will see that the place is a great place to take some of the most memorable and beautiful photos. The second point is Taejongdae Observatory near Yeongdo Lighthouse. It is a place where you can enjoy a panoramic sea view from a round-shaped building like a spaceship, and there is also a cafe where you can relax while drinking tea. The quiet first floor is better for taking pictures than the crowded second and third floors. A table on the railing is a good spot. Finally, don't miss the southern port viewing point you cansee when you walk down the coastal road from the observatory.

The last point is a hill overlooking Taewon Gravel Yard. Do not go down the stairs to Taewon Gravel Yard, but walk along the forest road on the right, and then you will see the open space with a view of the sea. In addition to Taewon Gravel Yard, the sea of Busan, where ocean-going ships are anchored, beautifully appears under your feet. If you visit at sunset, you can take even more dramatic pictures.

Overview
  • Address

    Achidulle-gil / Marine Adventure Park in Yeongdo Island: Korea Maritime & Ocean University, 727, Taejong-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan
    Taejongdae Jjamppong: 825, Taejong-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan
    Taejongdae Park: 24, Jeonmang-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan
  • Closing Dates

    Taejongdae Park: Open all year round
  • Hours

    Achidulle-gil: March–October (07:00–18:00) / November–February (09:00–17:00)
    Marine Adventure Park in Yeongdo Island: April-October 10:00-17:30
    Taejongdae Jjamppong: Everyday 10:00-20:00
    Taejongdae Park: March–October (04:00–24:00) / November–February (05:00–24:00)
  • Traffic Information

    Achidulle-gil / Marine Adventure Park in Yeongdo Island
    Exit6 of Nampo Station on Busan Metro Line 1 → Transfer to bus 190 at Yeongdodaegyo Bridge Bus Stop
    → Get off at the (old) main building of Korea Maritime and Ocean University and walk for 2 minutes
    Parking available in the parking lot in front of Marine Adventure Park

    Taejongdae Park / Taejongdae Jjamppong
    Exit 7 of Busan Station on Busan Metro Line 1 → Transfer to bus 66, 88, or 101 at Busan Station Bus Stop
    → Get off at Taejongdae Park·Taejongdae Hot Springs Bus stop
    Parking: Taejongdae Park Parking Lot

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