Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dongbaek Island

After walking along the beach and visiting the Busan Aquarium, we hiked around an inlet called Dongbaek Island. Originally separated (hence the name), this inlet is a popular hiking spot with beautiful views of Busan. It is also home to a historic lighthouse and a large statue of a mermaid. On clear days many say they can see a Japanese island in the distance, but experts think that it is a mirage and trick of the eye. Either way, the park has some well-kept trails and was a welcome respite from the concrete city.

The island is named for the trees that grow in the area. Dongbaek translates to camellia. Excellent small park.

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