Jeoryeong Coastal Trail & getting there | Busan, South Korea

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail & Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil
절영해안산책로 & 절영해랑길

부산 영도구 해안산책길 52  | 52 Haeansanchaek-gil, Yeongdo-gu, Busan

Jeoryeong Coastal Walk - Opening Hours

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Jeoryeong Coastal Walk - Admission Fees

Free

Jeoryeong Coastal Walk - How To Go
  • Nampo Station (line 1, exit 6). Take bus# 6, 7, 9, 71, 82, 85 or 508. 11 mins. (Note: Bus# 70 is feasible but it is a longer route, 20 mins).

  • Busan Station (line 1, exit 7). Take bus# 82 or 508. 20 mins.

Get off at Busan Health High School 부산보건고등학교 stop. Walk forward 117m in the direction of bus going off (Jeoryeong-ro main road) and get down the stairs on your right leading to the start point of the coastal walk. 3 mins walk.

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail and Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail are two scenic walking trails that run parallel to each other along the coastline and clifftop in Yeongdo, Busan. There are stairs that connect the 2 trails for easy access.

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail is a 3km (1hr 20mins) course starting from near the base of Huinnyeoul Cultural Village along the coastline to Jungni Beach. It is regarded as one of the Eight Scenic Sites of Yeongdo Island and part of the popular Busan Galmaet-gil Trails Section 3-3 course.

Easy Course Before Tunnel
Easy Course Before Tunnel
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Rocky Nature Course After Tunnel
Rocky Nature Course After Tunnel
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Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil, on the other hand is an easy 2km (30 mins) clifftop walking trail alongside the main road, Jeoryeong-ro with superb views starting from Huinnyeoul Observatory (/Baengnyeonsa Temple) near Huinnyeoul Culture Village to 85 Plaza near Jungni Beach.

Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail
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Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail
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Orientation & Recommended Walking Courses

Map of Jeoryeong Coastal Trail & Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil | Busan, South Korea

This map gives a good overview of both Jeoryeong Coastal Trail (yellow line) and Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil (orange line) and attractions along the way.

Recommended Round Trip Course:

➁ Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil

Huinnyeoul Culture Village

Jungni Beach

➀ Jeoryeong Coastal Trail

Part 1: Jeoryeong Coastal Trail

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail Management Office ➠ 1st Haenyeo Village ➠ Huinnyeoul Culture Village (base)  ➠ Piano Stairs ➠ Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel ➠ 2nd Haenyeo Village ➠ Tsushima Observatory ➠ Suspension Bridge ➠ Jungni Beach ➠ Jungni Lighthouse & Wharf ➠ Yeongdo Haenyeo Culture Museum (/Yeongdo Haenyeo Village) ➠ Haenyeo Fishery Market

Part 2: Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail

Jungni Sunset Observatory ➠ 85 Plaza ➠ 75 Square ➠ Yeongdo Sky Observatory ➠ Huinnyeoul Observatory ➠ Huinnyeoul Cultural Village

Detour Course Notice

Due to Typhoon Hinnamnor's damage on 6 Sep 2022, Jeoryeong Coastal Trail is undergoing restoration work. The walkway below Huinnyeoul Culture Village is no longer painted blue due to typhoon damage and restoration work in progress. If the nature coastal trail after Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel is still closed during your visit, you can use the detour course by going up the colourful Piano Stairs (next to Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel) to the main road, Jeoryeong-ro and take the easier scenic Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail to Jungni Beach/Wharf.

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Restoration Work Schedule
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Piano Stairs up to main road detour course
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💡Yeongdo Island was once famous for its fine horses tracing back to Silla Dynasty and Joseon Dynasty Periods. The island was originally called 'Jeolyeongdo', referring to its fine horses that are ‘so fast that could break away or outrun from their own shadows’. The old name 'Jeolyeongdo' was shortened to 'Yeongdo' after the Japanese Occupation.

💡'Jeolyeong' is the Korean pronunciation. 'Jeoryeong' is the English word used nowadays including its main road, 'Jeoryeong-ro' and 'Jeoryeong Coastal Trail'.

💡During the walking course, you may still come across signage using the term 'Jeolyeong Coastal Walk' or 'Jeollyeong Coastal Walk' and Google Maps use 'Jeoryeong Coastal Walk'. They are the variations from Korean to English translation, referring to the same trail - Jeoryeong Coastal Trail.

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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail

Course: 3km, 1hr 20mins

The steep and rocky area along Jeoryeong Coastal Trail was once a military zone and access restricted. It was only opened to the public in 2001 with the seaside coastal trail established. In 2020, the trail was remodelled and reborn as a new tourist attraction.

Getting to the base & start point of Jeoryeong Coastal Trail from main road, Jeoryeong-ro

After getting off the bus at Busan Health High School stop, walk 117m in the direction bus going off until you reach the stairs on your right leading down to the starting point of Jeoryeong Coastal Trail.

You can have a good view of the blue ocean along the way.

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Stairs from main road
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Going down to Jeoryeong Coastal Trail from main road
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Stairs to Jeoryeong Coastal Trail from main road
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Bridge & Ocean View on the way to Jeoryeong Coastal Trail
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail Management Office

The stairs will lead to the side of a building where Jeoryeong Coastal Trail Management Office is located on the 1st floor. On the 2nd floor is the ocean view Cafe Maren and 3rd floor is the rooftop observatory.

💡There are several good maps (i.e. Jeoryeong Coastal Trail, Jeoryeong Haerang-gil, Busan Galmaet-gil and Bongnaesan Dulle-gil) mounted across the building near the mosaic mural wall on the walking trails and attractions around Yeongdo Island.

1F - Jeoryeong Coastal Trail Management Office
1F - Jeoryeong Coastal Trail Management Office
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2F - Cafe Maren
2F - Cafe Maren
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Kicking Start on Jeoryeong Coastal Trail (lighting operating hours 20 mins after sunset - 20 mins after sunrise)

From the base of the stairs, U-turn and Jeoryeong Coastal Trail is right ahead. This is the starting point and entrance to Jeoryeong Coastal Trail.

You will get to see interesting mosaic murals with over 40 themes of Yeongdo (e.g. Yeongdodaegyo Bridge, Jeoryeong's famous horses) that stretch 800m all the way to Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel.

 

This is also the easy section of Jeoryeong Coastal Trail on well-paved path.

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Mosaic Murals
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Horses Mosaic Mural
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Ocean Views from Jeoryeong Coastal Trail

The sea is dotted with ships moored at the anchorage outside the southern port of Busan, creating an unique sight for ship watching.

On the right of the ocean along Jeoryeong Coastal Trail is Amnam Park, Songdo Yonggung Suspension Bridge, Songdo Beach and Busan Air Cruise Marine Cable Car in the distance. The 3 tall buildings next to Namhangdaegyo Bridge is Hyundai's Songdo Hillstate Ijin Bay City completed in 2022.

There is also a Haenyeo Village where makeshift tents are set up by women divers who sold their freshly caught seafood for dining right on the shore.

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Ocean View
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Jeoryeong Coastal Walk - View of Songdo
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Haenyeo Village
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Embankment of Huinnyeoul Culture Village

As you walk along the trail, you will come across a huge embankment supporting Huinnyeoul Culture Village located on the clifftop.

The current embankment and village road fence were reconstructed in 1988-1989 through a control and reinforcement project due to typhoon damage.

Huinnyeoul Culture Village - Embankment
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Huinnyeoul Culture Village - Embankment
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Stairs to Huinnyeoul Culture Village

There are 5 stairs, all with their own unique characteristics that lead to Huinnyeoul Culture Village from Jeoryeong Coastal Trail. Of which, the colourful Piano Stairs located next to Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel is the most popular.

💡From Piano Stairs, it will lead up to Isongdo Observatory and pathway to Huinnyeoul Culture Village. Further up from the stairs will get you to the main road, Jeoryeong-ro and Huinnyeoul Observatory, also the start/end point of Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail.

Rainbow Stairs
Rainbow Stairs
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Piano Stairs
Piano Stairs
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Signage along the trail
Signage along the trail
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Isongdo Observatory
Isongdo Observatory
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Pathway to Huinnyeoul Culture Village
Pathway to Huinnyeoul Culture Village
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Huinnyeoul Observatory
Huinnyeoul Observatory
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Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel (lighting operating hours 9:00 - 23:00)

The 70m long Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel was opened to the public in 2018 to allow residents and visitors to get to the other side of the coast conveniently and safely.

As it is, Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel turns out to be a popular tourist attraction with visitors queuing up for that well-known photo shots of themselves at the tunnel's entrance. There are also other photo zones inside the tunnel and at tunnel's exit.

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel
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Jeoryeong Coastal Walk - Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - After Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel - Photo Zone
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The Start of Rocky Nature Course

Once you exit from Huiunyeoul Coastal Tunnel, it is as though you have entered another world. From this section onwards, Jeoryeong Coastal Trail takes on a beautiful nature course walking on pebble beach, stairs up/down huge rocks and suspension bridge with the forest in the backdrop.

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Pebble Beach
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Looking back to Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel
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2nd Haenyeo Village

A short walk away from Huiunyeoul Coastal Tunnel is another Haenyeo Village. For fans of raw seafood (e.g. conch, sea squirt, sea cucumber), this is the break stop for its local vibes, 'exclusive' location and excellent views.

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - 2nd Haenyeo Village
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - 2nd Haenyeo Village - View
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - 2nd Haenyeo Village - Menu
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - 2nd Haenyeo Village - Assorted Raw Seafood
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - 2nd Haenyeo Village - Assorted Raw Seafood - Close up
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Tsushima Observatory

There are signs along the way to Jungni Beach. The course will lead to the Tsushima Observatory with view of various islands (e.g. Tsushima, Geojedo, Dudo), suspension bridge and stairs walkway along the cliff edge.

This is the most scenic section of the nature coastal trail and probably slightly tedious as you will be going up and down the stairs.

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - After 2nd Haenyeo Village
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - before Tsushima Observatory
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - before Tsushima Observatory
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Tsushima Observatory - View
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Tsushima Observatory
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Tsushima Observatory
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Suspension Bridge

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Before Suspension Bridge
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Suspension Bridge
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - After Suspension Bridge
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - After Suspension Bridge - Signs
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Cliff Edge & View of Jungni Beach

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Reaching Jungni Beach
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Reaching Jungni Beach, Wharf & Lighthouse

When reaching Jungni Beach, the trail will change to the easy pathway again leading to Jungni Wharf and Jungni Lighthouse.

Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Reaching Jungni Beach
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Jungni Wharf
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Jungni Lighthouse
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Jeoryeong Coastal Trail - Jungni Lighthouse
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Continue to walk along the coast towards Yeongdo Haenyeo Culture Museum (/Yeongdo Haenyeo Village). There are signs along the way and a map of Jungni Food Street.

Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Seashell Mural
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Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Signs
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Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Jungni Food Street
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Okcheon Restaurant 옥천횟집 (operating hours 11:00 - 21:00, last order 20:00)

Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Okcheon Sashimi Restaurant
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Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Okcheon Sashimi Restaurant
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Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Okcheon Sashimi Restaurant
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Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Okcheon Sashimi Restaurant
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Located on top of the women divers (haenyeo) mosaic mural is Okcheon Restaurant with good ocean view, serving some of the local specialities like octopus seafood ramen, seafood sashimi and sea urchin seaweed rice rolls (gimbap).

Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Okcheon Sashimi Restaurant - Octopus Seafood Ramen & Sea Urchin Gimbap
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Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Okcheon Sashimi Restaurant
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Yeongdo Haenyeo Culture Museum

When you walk towards the end of the coastal road, you will come across the Yeongdo Haenyeo Culture Museum building.

On the 1st floor of the building is Haenyeo Fishery Market where fresh seafood caught by the women divers (haenyeo) are sold.

Yeongdo Haenyeo Culture Museum
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Haenyeo Fishery Market
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Haenyeo Fishery Market - Menu
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Haenyeo Fishery Market - Seating
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Haenyeo Fishery Market - Seating
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Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Haenyeo Fishery Market
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On the 2nd floor of the building is the Haenyeo Culture Exhibition Hall created to preserve and promote the Haenyeo cultural activities. The third floor is the Rooftop Observatory.

Haenyeo Culture Exhibition Hall
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Haenyeo Culture Exhibition Hall
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💡The trail on the side of Yeongdo Haenyeo Culture Museum building will continue on to Gamji Beach via Jungnisan Mountain and onwards to Taejongdae Park.

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Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil

Course: 2km, 30 mins

Jungni Sunset Observatory

After exploring Yeongdo Haenyeo Village, it's time to kick start on the more relax and easier return walking course back to Huinnyeoul Culture Village on Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail.

You can walk along the main road (Jeoryeong-ro) next to Jungni Sunset Observatory or follow the Jeoryeong Coastal Trail and take the stairs up to the starting point of Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil at 85 Plaza.

💡Should you take the main road, you will need to walk on the right side of Jeoryeong-ro as the pedestrian walk is not available on the left side of the road until 85 Plaza. Just before reaching 85 Plaza, take the pedestrian crossing to cross to the left side of the road.

Jungni Sunset Observatory is a photo zone located near the entrance to Jungni Beach/Yeongdo Haenyeo Village with the red lighthouse and ocean in the background.

Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Sunset Observatory
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Yeongdo Haenyeo Village - Sunset Observatory
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85 Plaza, The Entrance & Start Point of Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail

This is a small area that marks the Entrance (/start or end point) of Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail alongside the main road, Jeoryeong-ro. The name of the plaza is the year, 1985 when it was built.

Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail - 85 Plaza
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Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail - 85 Plaza
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75 Square

The small park is named after the year, 1975 when it was built. From the octagonal pavilion, you can enjoy panoramic view of the beautiful ocean. From 75 Square, there is steep stairway that leads to the coastline and Jeoryeong Coastal Trail.

Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail - 75 Square
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Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail - 75 Square - Pavilion
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Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail  - 75 Square - View
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Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail - Along the main road, Jeoryeong-ro
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Yeongdo Sky Observatory

Among all the other well-known sky observatories in Busan (e.g. Cheongsapo Daritdol Skywalk, Songdo Cloud Trails and Oryukdo Skywalk), Yeongdo Sky Observatory is probably the best-kept secret skywalk in Busan.

It has the transparent glass floor and the view from the observatory is break-taking. Unlike the other famous observatory, this one is accessible 24x7 and no wearing of the outer shoes required.

Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail - Yeongdo Sky Observatory
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Huinnyeoul Observatory - End Point of Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail

Huinnyeoul Observatory is located on top of the colourful Piano Stairs with the striking bird head painting.

 

When you reached Huinnyeoul Observatory, it also marks the end (/start) of Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail course.

If you continue the walk down the stairs right next to Huinnyeoul Observatory or along the main road (Jeoryeong-ro), you will get to the popular coastal village, Huinnyeoul Culture Village.

Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail - Towards Huinnyeoul Observatory
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Huinnyeoul Observatory
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Huinnyeoul Observatory
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Huinnyeoul Observatory - Stairs going down to Huinnyeoul Culture Village & Piano Stairs
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Huinnyeoul Culture Village

Huinnyeoul Culture Village is a charming coastal village located on the sloping cliff above Jeoryeong Coastal Trail. The village has gained much popularity in recent years as the filming location for the the movie, 'The Attorney'. It is interesting to walk through its alley and explore its cafes, unique shops and murals.

Huinnyeoul Culture Village
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Huinnyeoul Culture Village
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Huinnyeoul Culture Village - Cafe
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Huinnyeoul Culture Village - Shop
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