Taejongdae Resort Park Is A Must
Do you listen to K-Pop?
Watch South Korean dramas?
Are you intrigued by the sophisticated Korean beauty products and skin regimes that result in smooth, glowing skin?
Even Korean fashion and Korean foods are trending. Our obsession with all things K extends to travel. If the Korean Wave has hit you, you might already be planning to let it carry you back overseas. A visit to South Korea can extend for up to 90 days, so there is plenty of time to see what the country has to offer.
If you have the chance to travel there, you might consider visiting Taejongdae Resort Park. This natural park is located on the island Yeoungdo-gu, near Busan.
Pack for a Hike…or not
If Taejongdae is on your list of must-sees for your South Korean vacation, make sure you prepare for a fun day along the rock shore. Bring some good walking shoes or something like Boulder Boots by Lem’s Shoes to keep your feet safe. Tourists can hike along the cliffs and enjoy the forest, which has around 200 varieties of trees. If you take the bus to the park, you can walk in and hike the road that loops around it. This is a good way to see all that the park has to offer, but it could take some time.
Many people ride the Danubi Train, which is a tourist train that stops at five spots in the park. There’s a fee to ride the train, and sometimes the wait between stops can be a little long.
Visit the Observatory and Lighthouse
The majestic cliffs at Taejongdae are easy to view from both the observatory and the lighthouse, which are located at the southern tip of the island. The Danubi Train makes a stop at both the lighthouse and the observatory, as well as Taejongsa Temple, Gumyeongsa Temple, and Taewon Jagal Madang.
There’s a staircase leading up to the lighthouse. The platform at the top is about 200 meters above sea level, so it’s one of the best places to get pictures of the cliffs and ocean.
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There are a few Buddhist temples at Taejongdae to get pictures of, too. Gumyeongsa Temple has a colorful shrine that’s fun to visit, and Taejongsa Temple, which has a traditional golden statue of Buddha.
See Sinseon Rock
According to legend, Sinseon Rock is a place where deities used to come to relax. This spot also has a rock formation called Mangbuseok, which is where a woman was said to have waited for her husband, who had been taken to Japan.
The stories say she waited until she turned into a rock, but he never returned.
For many people, a trip to Taejongdae is the most pleasant part of their South Korean itineraries. Whether you take the time to hike through the park or ride the Danubi Train, the views and the culture could make it worthwhile.