Igidae Coastal Trail the best hiking trail in Busan
Beautiful scenery, painful history
in the eastern sea that the Jangsanbong Peak of Yongho-dong, Nam-gu, faces.
The name “Igidae” stands for the two gisaeng (female professional entertainers in Korean) from the Suyeong district who sacrificed their lives.
During the Japanese invasion in Korea, when Japan conquered Suyeongseong Fortress and held a feast to celebrate their victory, two gisaeng, who are taken to the feast, grabbed a drunken Japanese commander and jumped into the sea.
The Igidae area was once closed for military operation reasons, but since 1993, it has been open to the public. At present, it contains dense forests that are difficult to meet in urban areas and is kept clean to serve as habitats for wildlife. Because of its clear water, the place is perfect for fishing.
After passing through the Dongsaengmal Trail, you’ll be walking on the overbridge reaching the Global Gathering. This place, where many tourists stop by, offers a perfect sunset view and is famous for appearing on the background of the movie “Haeundae.”
All your worries will disappear, with only the scenery of the blue ocean occupying your mind.
This is what we call a “good walkway.”
AddressThe whole area of Yongho-dong, Nam-gu, Busan
Closing DatesOpen throughout the year
Operating Days and HoursAlways, Open all year round
Traffic InformationKyungsung Univ.Pukyong Nat'l Univ. Station of Busan Metro Line 2 → Transfer to Bus or 20, 22, 24, 27, 39, or 131
Village Bus Nam-gu 2 or Nam-gu 8
Parking: Igidae Public Parking Lot (charged)
RemarksDisabled parking; disabled restrooms