Taejongdae, a scenic spot renowned for its natural beauty, is a must-see destination during any excursion to the southern port city of Busan.
It was included in the Korea Tourism Organization's top 100 sightseeing spots last year as it boasts beautiful scenery, where pine trees stand in harmony with ocean cliffs and uniquely-shaped rocks. It was once called "sinseondae," as local myth has it that the area was once an enchanted place where reclusive hermits lived in peace.
These days, most of the visitors are foreign travelers.
On the deck, visitors can see a sculpture of a mother hugging her two kids. This image of maternal love was erected to give courage to any lost souls who find themselves drawn to the cliffs' poignant beauty.
Another popular tourist destination located nearby in South Gyeongsang Province is Hallyeohaesang National Marine Park, the nation's first marine park. The 71 deserted and 29 inhabited islands look like jewels scattered over the sea, creating some of Korea's most spectacular ocean views.
For more information, please call at the following numbers or visit the respective websites:
* Taejongdae in Busan: +82-51-405-2004 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +82-51-405-2004 end_of_the_skype_highlighting / www.taejongdae.or.kr
* City-Tour Bus in Busan: +82-51-464-9898 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +82-51-464-9898 end_of_the_skype_highlighting / www.citytourbusan.com
* Pillar-shaped rocks in Ulsan: +82-52-229-2000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +82-52-229-2000 end_of_the_skype_highlighting / http://guide.ulsan.go.kr/main.do
* Hallyeohaesang: +82-2-3279-2785 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +82-2-3279-2785 end_of_the_skype_highlighting / http://main.knps.or.kr/main/main.do