[Part 1] Oryukdo Island: Touch the Sea Scent
Oryukdo , a group of rock island sited near Seungdumal, Bugan in Busan Bay, is off the southern coast of Busan. Depending on the condition of the weather and the tide, may appear to be five islands or six islands, hence its name (‘O’ meaning five and ‘yuk’ meaning six in Korean). Originally designated Busan Metropolitan City Monument No. 22 in 1972, the island was upgraded to National Cultural Heritage Scenic Spot No. 24 in 2007 because of now many ships coming to Busan Port pass by Oryukdo Island. Here is now one of the main tourist attractions of Busan.
Orukdo Island is composed of Usakdo Island, Surido Island, Gonggotdo Island, Guldo Island and Deungdaedo (Lighthouse) Island, which Initially built in 1937 and completely renovated in 1998, standing tall 27.5 metres to guide ships traveling. The lighthouse is home to an exhibition room showing photos of major lighthouses in Korea and boasts a stunning view of Busanhang Port as well as an unforgettable nightscape. Additionally, the upper part of Usakdo Island devides into two segments, this island is sometimes known as Bangpaedo Island and Sol Island as well, hanging onto the level of the water, sometimes looks as if it is made of five or six islets. Anyway all of them are uninhabited, except Deungdaedo ( lighthouse).
On the clear day, here is the sun shining, the ocean breeze blowing. How joyful and happy to scent the sea where you are, I hope this is a bright spot in your day!
Current Status :
National Cultural Heritage Scenic Spots No.24
N/A (Open all year round)
Tour Course Information, Ferry:
- Route: Haeundae Mipo Dock → Dongbaekdo Island → Yacht Race Reserve → Yongho-dong Cliff → Oryukdo Island (1 hour and 10 min ride)
- Schedule: 50-60 min interval (weekdays) / 30-40 min interval (weekends)
* May change according to the sunrise and sunset.
- Fee for Round trip
– age 13 or over: 9,900 won / nighttime: 7,000 won
– age 5-12: 6,600 won / nighttime: 4,500 won
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