Designated as a Busan monument, along with Oryukdo Island, Taejongdae represents Busan, and is especially famous for its rock beach. Featuring its highest peak at 250 meters, there are forests of pine trees and other 200 varieties of trees. Taejongdae was named after the 29th king of Silla Dynasty BC57~AD 935), King TaeJong Mu-Yeol (604~661). King TaeJong had traveled to many places but this was the place he enjoyed shooting arrows. Under the lighthouse of this resort is a rock called Sinseon Rock, named after the myth that gods and goddesses came down here to relax. At this rock is a figure called Mangbuseok, named after the story of a woman who waited for her husband who had been taken to Japan. Taejongdae is also famous for the ritual of praying for rain, performed when there are droughts, and rain on the 10th of lunar May is called the 'Taejong Rain'. On days with clear skies you can see Japan’s Daema Island from the observatory.
Address : Busan-si Yeongdo-gu Dongsam-dong San 29-1
- Korea Travel phone +82-51-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)- For more info +82-51-405-2004, 860-7861~6 (Korean, English)
Tour Course Information
* Taejongdae Tour Course (It takes about 1 hour.) Plaza – Natural Scenery Walkway – Sports Park – Taejongsa – Deungdae – Deungdae Jagalmadang – Deungdae Cruise Boat – Observatory – Namhang View – Gumyeongsa – Taewon Jagalmadang – Taewon Cruise Boat – Gonpo Pool – Gonpo Cruise Boat - Plaza * Course for Lovers Plaza – Deungdae – Deungdae Jagalmadang – Deungdae Cruise Boat – Observatory – Namhang View – Taewon Jagalmadang – Taewon Cruise Boat – Gonpo Cruise Boat – Plaza * Course for Family Youngdo Bridge – 75 Plaza – ‘Jeolyoung beach’ walkway – Taejongdae – Dongsamdong Shell Mound – Busan Bridge * Danubi Train Course Platform – Taejongsa – Youngdo Deungdae – Observatory – Gumyeongsa – Taewon Jagalmadang - Platform * Tour by Cruise boat Dock – Jodo Island – Taejongdae – Haemang-dong Coastline
04:00 - 24:00 / Cars are allowed to enter after 9:00
Facility Utilization Fees
* Danubi Train 1) Operating Hours: 09:30 - 20:002) Ticket Price:- Individual : Adults 1,500 won / Youths 1,000 won / Children 600- Group : Adults 1,200 won / Youths 800 won / Children 500 won- Free : Ages under 4 or over 65 visitors / Children´s Day (May 5, only children) / The Day of Persons with Disabilities (April 20, only disabled visitors and a helper)※ Youths : ages 13 - 18 / Children : ages 4 - 13* Ferry1) Ferry Names : Gonpo (곤포) 051-405-2900 / Deungdae (등대) 051-405-3434 / Taewon (태원) 051-403-90982) Fees : Adults 8,000 won / Children (ages under 12) 5,000 won3) Course: Byeongpungbawi Rock (병풍바위) - Observatory - Mangbuseok (망부석) - Sinseonbawi Rock (신선바위) - Yeongdo Lighthouse - Korea Maritime University - Oryukdo Island
From Busan Station, take city bus # 88 or 101 and get off at Taejongdae Park (10 min interval / 30 min ride).