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[Part 2] Oryukdo Island: Walking in the Sky

[Part 2] Oryukdo Island: Walking  in  the Sky

In face the site of Oryukdo Skywalk  formerly called  Seungdumal (승두말), as the shape resembles a saddle, and it was  originally named Jallokgae (잘록개) as well  by residents and women divers.  Oryukdo Skywalk  has firstly started operating in October 2013, after the construction  finished on September 12, 2012,  with a motto of “Walking in the Sky”, and since then, it has been one of Busan’s popular tourist attractions. The construction of Oryukdo Skywalk at the Seungdumal  area, which is regarded as the dividing point between the East Sea and the South Sea.

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For its construction, the iron columns were set up over a 35-meter-high coastal cliff, and a 15-meter glass bridge comprised of 24 glass plates and were shaped like a horse’s hoof connecting  the iron columns. The bottom of the glass was specially produced with four attached 12-millimeter glass pieces coated with a bulletproof film that has a thickness of 55.49 millimeters, making the structure quite safe and  the glass protective  from damage.  The visitors  must wear overshoes when entering and the skywalk only allow five people at a time to secure the glass.

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Oryukdo Skywalk was built to let more people enjoy Oryukdo with fun and thrill, by installing a transparent floor giving one the sense of flying over the sea, the same as walking in the sky.  Besides  the visitors will be thrilled with the view of the waves while looking down through the transparent floor. The sea stretches out ahead of the skywalk, perfect for open-air shooting on sunny days.

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Address:

137, Oryukdo-ro, Nam-gu, Busan

부산광역시 남구 오륙도로 137 (용호동)

Type:

Architectural & Sculptural Highlights

Current Status :

[Busan Oryukdo Island]

National Cultural Heritage Scenic Spot No.24 (Designated on October 1, 2007)

Telephone :

+82-51-607-4931~6, +82-51-607-6395

Operating Hours: 

09:00 – 18:00 (Opens all year round)

Closed:

The day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day),

the day in case of rains, and strong wind,

the period during the repairing and improving facility

Hiking Course:

Igidae Galmaet-gil

Oryukdo Skywalk – Oryukdo Sunrise Park – Nongbawi Rock – Eoulmadang – Dongsaengmal (4.7 km)

Parking Facilities :

Available (small/medium sized car)

Admission Fees :

Free

Available Facilities :

Oryukdo Island Promotion Hall

Location: 1F, Haeparang-gil Tourism Information Center

Facilities: Information on history, ecology, and organisms of Oryukdo Island

Operating hours: 9:00-18:00

How to get the  Oryukdo Skywalk :

 Go to Busan station> take bus 27

(The bustop to board the bus is the one right outside busan station)

Oryukdo Island Ship:

Boarding area: Dock of Oryukdo Island

Operating hours: 06:30-16:30

Fare: Adults 10,000 won / Children (ages 7-13) 5,000 won

Course: Baekunpo seawall – Oryukdo Island – Deungdaeseom Island – Tour along Deungdaeseom Island – Board ferry – Arrive at the dock of Oryukdo Island

Travel time: 40 minutes round-trip

Facilities for the Handicapped :

Parking for people with disabilities

Wheelchairs can only access the entrance of the glass bridge.

Pets :  Permitted, but  pet is carried.

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