Taejongdae

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purplebackpack
Singapore, Singapore205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Another windy day to be out, enjoying the breeze and multiple spots for photo taking, There are lots of steps to navigate here. Also a good place to get lunch, at the restaurant downstairs. It is local Korean fare. Most people will enjoy the views with food at the cafe upstairs.
Written May 20, 2023
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Solo
Taejongdae is one of the Busan seaside parks with some great views. The two hour loop path goes through two small temples (Gumyeongsa and Taejongsa) which are worth a quick stop. From the observation deck Tsushima Island of Japan can be seen if the visibility is good. Yeongdo Lighthouse area is the highlight where the best views of the magnificent seaside cliffs are.
Written May 5, 2020
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Lou G
Busan, South Korea123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
If you’re in Busan for more than a week a trip to Taejeondae is a worthy excursion. I recommend the hop on hop off train around the park. You can easily spend 4 hours if you do some of the hikes. I especially recommend the hike down to the water. It’s not for the faint of heart though. The trails are well designed but it’s steep!
There’s a little cafe at the bottom to rest up for the trek back to the road. Enjoy the views and exercise!
Written February 23, 2020
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Jamin_lk
Seoul, South Korea223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Taejeong dae offers a great view on the sea with beautiful vertical cliffs. The tour is around 4 km and would take around 2 hours if you do all the stop. You can buy train tickets that shortens the time between scenic spots.
Written May 2, 2021
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Travelove58
15,433 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
When we came here about 2 years ago, we liked this place.

Particularly when standing high up at the top in wide open spaces -
admiring the beautiful sea views & refreshing breezes.

It was very sunny & hot though
as before but the sea breezes helps. We decided to come here again because our children wasn't here with us the last time . We had free time to spare due some changes in original plan.
Written March 15, 2020
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Musings_MJ
Singapore, Singapore590 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We changed our train tickets to Gyeongju at the last minute so that we could visit Taejongdae before leaving Busan. We were so glad we made the right decision. The coastal scenery was amazing. The rugged cliffs, lighthouse and famous installation (red and blue circular structure with a silver point) makes it very picturesque. Cool sea breeze was lovely in summer. Lots of photographers were birdwatching and you could see ships passing by. The Danubi train brings you from the entrance to the lighthouse area. Must visit attraction in Busan.
Written July 29, 2023
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MisterUserName
Atlanta, GA2,024 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Took over a hundred pics while there. No matter where you were, the view was amazing.
We decided to walk up, but you can take a little train ride, too.
A tour we were on, dropped us off here for a couple hours. It was well spent.
Before going up, we bought some snack and drinks at the ticket station, and went to the restroom. The restroom was clean and had many stalls with regular toilets, no squatting down needed... LOL
Then started our way up. Most people waited for the train. We took the train on the way down.
Written March 10, 2020
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SQKrisflyer
Singapore251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Taejongdae is a natural park of Busan with magnificent cliffs facing the open sea on the southernmost tip of island of Yeongdo-gu. Taejongdae was named after the 29th king of the Silla Kingdom - King Taejong Mu-Yeol (AD 604-661).

Getting there: Upon exiting Nampo Station (orange Line 1), you could take bus number 8, 30, 88 or 101 to the Taejongdae Cliff bus terminal. We took bus number 88 to the bus terminal and bus number 101 on the return trip; the journey time either way was about half an hour. Upon reaching the bus terminal, you cross the road and reach the entrance of the tourist attraction after walking about 100 metres along the row of shops. As this attraction is free of charge, be prepared to enjoy it with hordes of tourists. It opens from 4am to 12 midnight from March to October and 5am to 12 midnight from November to February.

The attraction: The route (comprising road and walking path) is “circular” that takes you, depending where you start, along the coast into the jungle. But either way, you would end up at the Yeongdo Lighthouse which is at the centre of the route. You could take the Danubi Train or tram (₩3000 for adult, ₩2000 for youth and ₩1500 for children) in which there are 3 stops, hence you would miss the pebble beach Taejongdae Jagalmadang (about 5 minutes’ walk from entrance) and the southern point lookout (about 10 minutes’ walk from pebble beach). Hence, we chose to walk to the Yeongdo Lighthouse and back while. While the walk from entrance direct to Yeongdo Lighthouse would take about 35-45 minutes, we took almost 2 hours because we were catching our breath at the pebble beach, Southern Point Lookout and Taejongdae Observatory Deck.

What we enjoyed: The views from the Southern Point Lookout is great – you could see Gadeokdo Island, Geojedo Island, Dadaepo Beach and Namhang Bridge The next lookout - Taejongdae Observatory Deck -offered fabulous panoramic views of surrounding rocky cliffs, the sea of Japan and several islands (nearest Saengdo (Tea Kettle) Island to the farther Daemado Island, Brother Island, Geojedo Island, Tree Island and distant Tsushima Island). To me, the most spectacular views are from the Yeongdo Lighthouse and from the “Light Beyond Limitation” sculpture of overlapping blue and red semi-circles and a sharp bar. Looking to the left (westward facing) of Yeongdo Lighthouse, you could see a group of small islets known as Oryukdo and the three towering under-construction buildings of Haeundae Beach. Looking down to your right from the “light Beyond Limitation” sculpture, you could see the iconic Mangbu Rock, Sinseon Rock plus majestic rock cliffs.

My family and I enjoyed ourselves at Taejondae. It is one “must visit” attraction that has to be on your Busan itinerary, and make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and protect your skin from the sun if you decide to walk.
Written August 31, 2018
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Paul K
Busan, South Korea33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
I've been here about 5 times already and take all my friends who visit Busan here.

You can either go by car or take a bus. I've only taken the bus from Jagalchi/Nampodong. You can take the bus #8 or #30 from there. It takes about 45 minutes.

Once you get there, you can buy a ticket to ride the "train" (not an actual train, but a bus/truck pulling carts). They didn't have an order of boarding before, but now the tickets have numbers and people get in the line when their ticker number is displayed on the screen. You might have to wait about 3 rounds until your turn comes depending on the amount of people.

If you get on the train, you will want to stop at the lighthouse (after the observatory). Take the stairs down to the lighthouse and keep heading down until you reach a building detached from the lighthouse. You want to turn right there and follow a trail to a cliff. This is the best area for pictures or just to chill and relax for a bit. It is needless to say that you should watch your step here.

Once you are done taking your pictures and selfies, you have the option of going back to the entrance by "train" or by boat for 10,000 won (per person). If you want to take the train, I suggest that you walk back to the observatory and take the bus there as you will be skipping all the people that form the line at the lighthouse. If you take the boat, make sure it goes to the entrance of the park (if you parked there). I believe the last boat takes you to the port near the university (you can also take a bus back to Nampodong from here).

Another way of going about this trip, which requires being able to speak a little bit of Korean, is buying the train ticket, coming out of the park and going through the parking lot (the one on the right when facing the park) and head towards the rocky beach. You will have to go through some food tents. Eventually, you will reach where they sell the boat tickets (same price here). The boat will make a stop at the bottom of the lighthouse, but people are told not to leave the boat assuming that you don't have a train ticket. If you tell them that it is ok (since you already bought the train ticket) you can be allowed to get off the boat, look around, and the take train back to the entrance once you are done. I know it is a handful of information, but it is a place that I quite like and hope the tips help you out!
Written December 30, 2015
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Tracy T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
We took bus No.30 right in front of the Tourist Information Center (Nampo-dong Subway Exit 2). The fare is KRW1500 and the bus stops at the last stop at Taejongdae.
There's no entrance fee but you can take the slow train (KRW2000/person) to go around Taejongdae. There are 4 stops in total. Or you can opt to walk.
We took the slow train and it's a beautiful rock landscape all along the way. On a clear day, apparently you are able to see a Japanese island from the observatory.
We were very fortunate to see filming of SBS "Pinocchio" on the flat big rock, near the lighthouse. The crews allowed us to venture in the filming set on the rock.
Very relaxing place away from busy Busan city.
High recommended.
Written December 24, 2014
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