Namparang Trail, which runs from Oryukdo Islets in Busan to Ttangkkeut Village in Haenam, Jeollanam-do, is a 1,463 km long trail on the southern coast of South Korea. The Namparang Trail Busan Section traverses nature and downtown areas of Busan, showing the area’s beautiful trails covering the sea, forests, rivers, downtown areas, and villages.
Namparang Trail Busan Section
Oryukdo Sunrise Park – Sinseondae Terrace - WebtoonIbagu-gil – Yoo Chi-hwan Postbox - Choryang Ibagu-gil - Shanghai Street
Taejongdae Park - Gamji Beach – Jeoryeong Coastal Trail – Kangkangee Arts Village - Yeongdodaegyo Bridge - Jagalchi Market
Songdo Beach – Songdo Coast Bollegil Trail - Amnam Park
Morundae Peninsula - Dadaepo Beach – Gowooni Ecological Trail – Jangnim Port
Eulsukdo Island - Myeongji Ocean City – Sinho Park - Sinhohang Port
Namparang Trail Busan Section Route 1 starts in Oryukdo Sunrise Park, which has a full view of the seashore cliffs and Oryukdo Islets lined up in the sea. It leads to Webtoon Ibagu-gil (Webtoon Street) filled with diverse cartoon characters as it passes through Sinseondae Terrace, where you can see Lego-like containers at the port. If you see a familiar cow picture between stairs, it means that you have just entered the Lee Jung Seop Street in honor of Artist Lee Jung-seop, who spent his last days in Busan. Along the mountainside road, you can notice a red mailbox and a gentleman next to it—the Yoo Chi-hwan Postbox. If you put a letter inside, it would be delivered a year later. This road also has a beautiful panoramic view overlooking Busanhang Port’s and Yeongdo’s coastal waters. As you go down 168 Stairs equipped with a monorail, you will be lured by the smell of dumplings. Welcome to Shanghai Street, also called Chinatown in Busan, and feast your eyes on its decoration of red lights.
Route 2 passes through Yeongdo. As you walk around the natural environment of Taejongdae Park, you will pass by Gamji Beach covered with fine pebbles. While walking on Jeoryeong Coastal Trail, you can get some rest and take pictures against the backdrop of the sea, where large ships float in the distance. As you get closer to Jagalchi Market, you will see the Kangkangee Arts Village, embracing Yeongdo’s painful history. Through this place that contains the history of South Korea’s modern shipbuilding industry, you will cross the Yeongdo Bridge, which tells the stories of the evacuees from the northern part of Korea during the Korean war.
Route 3 begins from Songdo Beach, which was reborn into an attraction because of the skywalk and the cable car that offer spectacular views over the ocean. As you enter Songdo Coast Bollegil Trail across the beach from the suspension bridge, you will encounter the red steel walkway following the coastline beside the coastal cliffs. Every step is in harmony with the rippling waves on the shore. The walkway leads to Amnam Park, which is famous for a lush green forest.
For Route 4, the starting point is the Morundae Peninsula located at the end of Dadaepo Beach, which boasts a vast and fine white sand beach. If you look at the endless sea, you will feel like you are on an uninhabited island. It is no wonder that anyone feels gratitude for the wonders of nature presented here. As you listen to the reeds on Gowooni Ecological Trail, you will enter the coastal trail. The colorful Jangnim Port stands beautifully under the rays of the setting sun.
Route 5 starts from Eulsukdo Island, serving as a guard through the Nakdonggang River. Let’s visit first the rectangular building called Nakdonggang Estuary Eco Center to learn about Eulsukdo Island—an island is filled with attractions, such as wetlands, pink muhly grass, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan. The route also runs from Eulsukdo to Sinhohang Port through Myeongji Ocean City.