Geumjeongsan Mountain makes Busan even more beautiful
Geumjeongsan Mountain symbolizing the great guardian of Busan
The mountain starts from Geumjeong-gu, Busan, stretching to Buk-gu in Yangsan-si in Gyeongsangnam-do. Thanks to its wide scope, it’s easily accessible both in the center of Busan and in the suburbs. In some cases, the entrance and the way out are far from each other. Let’s head to Geumjeongsan Mountain, which has the longest fortress in Korea, and Beomeosa Temple, one of the three largest temples in the Yeongnam area.
The starting point is Iljumun Gate, which has four stone pillars symbolizing safeguards for Beomeosa Temple. Start your hike, after passing through Beomsa Temple with its cozy and peaceful atmosphere and follow the signs that guide the trail to reach Godangbong Peak.
The trail is not so steep and all the different dirt paths, wooden decks, and stairs keep you amused on your walk. Then you meet a rocky uphill path and after its peak it will gradually and gently ease your walking. From this point, the North Gate of Geumjeongsanseong Fortress is at a very short distance. Once you reach there, you are arriving at Godangbong Peak. Geumjeong Fortress is not that high or fancy, but it is stout and strong as it is made from granite from Geumjeongsan Mountain. Very shortly after passing through North Gate and Godangsaem Well, you arrive at Geumsaem Well and Godangbong Peak.
AddressGeumseong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan
Closing DatesOpen all year round
Operating Days and HoursAlways
Traffic InformationWhen starting from Beomeosa Temple
Get off at Exit 5 or 7 of Beomeosa Station on Busan Metro Line 1 → Transfer to Bus 90 and get off at Beomeosa ticket office