A Little Bit of Paradise at Taejongdae (태종대)

Ok so I have to admit after a whole day of activities the day before, I wasn’t too excited when J told me he had planned a trip to a park where we were gonna do a lot more walking, but I’m glad I got my butt out of bed for this.

We took the subway from our hotel to a main area to grab some food, and then we took the bus straight to the park. The bus took about 30 minutes from where we were, and the park was the very last stop.

the park entrance leads you up a decently steep hill – if you’re not afraid of exercise like I am, the walk around the park to visit all the attractions is absolutely stunning on a nice, clear day. However I was way too tired to take a 2 hour hike, so we opted to ride the ‘Danubi Train’. For about W3,000 you can hop on and off the train as many times as you want to reach the different attractions in the park: Danubi station, Taejongsa Temple, Observatory, Yeongdo Lighthouse, Gumyeongsa Temple, Taewon Jagal Madang and back to the station at the entrance of the park.

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watch your fingers, the doors are automatic.
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Taejongdae

Taejongdae is situated right on the coastline, and is famous for it’s beauty and rocky beach here in korea.  Every drop off point provides stunning views of the surrounding turqoise ocean. We got off first at the observatory to check out the view!

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One of my favorite places was the lighthouse. It was a great place to rest and watch the boats sail by. Theres also a cafe under the lighthouse if you need a drink!

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Walking through to the other side of the lighthouse brings you to a bunch of steps leading down to the ocean. If you like (raw) seafood, make sure to head down. A few grandmothers have set up base there selling the produce that they caught – can’t get any fresher than that!

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This isn’t even all the steps. Walking down them was easy…
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The crows would fly down to steal the offcuts of fish and octopus from the store’s waste pile!
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Here they would prepare the seafood for you…
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And you could eat it right on the seafront! 
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There are boats to take you back and forward too!

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I wish I’d had time to take more pictures, but we were on a schedule and I was too invested in seeing it with my own eyes .___.

Taejongdae is certainly somewhere you should visit if you’re travelling to busan!

Check out J’s video for some stunning drone shots!

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