The starting point of Haeundae Sampogil Road and the road that connects Galmaetgil Trail 1 to Galmaetgil Trail 2.
A popular driving course of Busan with beautiful a moonrise.
A road with a view of the blue ocean during the day and the moonlight at night.
If Paris has Montmartre Hill, Busan has the Dalmajigil Road.
The Dalmajigil Road requires climbing up the Dalmaji Hill, but the slope up does is not troublesome at all. Thanks to the rising level, Haeundae Beach, Dongbaekseom Island, and Gwangandaegyo Bridge come into view simultaneously. The beautiful cafés and romantic restaurants located along the stone wall path make visitors’ hearts flutter with anticipation.
Haewoljeong Pavilion waits at the midpoint of Dalmajigil Road. The elegant pavilion serves as the ideal place for visitors to sit and rest their legs. As the best spot to view the moonrise at the Dalmajigil Road, the pavilion is one of the magnificent eight sights of Korea that can be enjoyed at the sea of Haeundae. Legend has it that love comes true for those who exchange their vows under the moonlight on the 15th of January.
Let’s walk down the forest path that connects Haewoljeong Pavilion to Moontan Road, where the blue sea peeks through the thick pine forest. You can start walking on the forest path at the entrance of the Moontan Road at the beginning of Dalmaji Hill, but if you already reached Haewoljeong Pavilion, this path is the fastest way to go to Moontan Road.
Wear a casual outfit and sneakers to stroll along the Moontan Road a forest path under the moonlight, connected to a well-organized walking trail at the beginning of Dalmaji Hill. A full loop back to the starting point is 2.2 km, which takes an hour if you walk leisurely. Should you choose to continue walking on the Donghae Nambu Line instead of returning to the starting point, you will reach the Cheongsapo Port and Songjeong Beach. Lights are turned on between sunset and 11:00 p.m. as well as from 05:00 a.m. until sunset.
Another great charm of the Moontan Road is that even though you are walking on a forest path, you can view the blue ocean endlessly stretching from one side to the other. Pass by the observatory spots scattered around the trail to view the ocean of Busan and relieve all accumulated stress. Listen to the waves, and close your eyes to remove complicated thoughts that clutter your mind.
A slow walk under the moonlight as the ocean breeze blows through the fragrance of the pine.
Walk away from the urban scene of Haeundae, and discover the hidden charms of the region.
When entering with a pet, make sure to put a leash, and clean up after your pet.