Designated as a Busan monument, along with Oryukdo Island, Taejongdae represents Busan, and is especially famous for its rock beach. Featuring its highest peak at 250 meters, there are forests of pine trees and 200 other varieties of trees. Taejongdae was named after the 29th king of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-AD 935), King Taejong Mu-Yeol (604-661). King Taejong traveled to many places but this was the place he enjoyed shooting arrows the most.
Under the lighthouse of this resort is a rock called Sinseon Rock, named after the myth that gods and goddesses came down here to relax. At this rock is a figure called Mangbuseok, named after the story of a woman who waited for her husband who had been taken to Japan. Taejongdae is also famous for the ritual of praying for rain, performed when there are droughts, and rain on the 10th day of the fifth lunar month is called the “Taejong Rain.” On days with clear skies you can see Japan’s Tsushima Island from the observatory.
Popular nearby, compatible sites for a private tour in Gyeongsangnamdo:
National Maritime Museum
24, Jeonmang-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan
부산광역시 영도구 전망로 24 (동삼동)
Tour Course Information
Taejongdae Tour Course
Plaza → Sports Park → Taejongsa Temple → Lighthouse → Lighthouse Jagal Madang → Lighthouse Cruise Ship → Observatory → South Port Viewing Point → Gumyeongsa Temple → Taewon Jagal Madang → Taewon Cruise Ship → Gonpo Cruise Ship → Plaza
Plaza → Lighthouse → Lighthouse Jagal Madang → Lighthouse Cruise Ship → Observatory → South Port Viewing Point → Taewon Jagal Madang → Taewon Cruise Ship → Gonpo Cruise Ship → Plaza
Yeongdo Bridge → 75 Plaza → Jeoryeong Coastal Walkway → Taejongdae → Dongsamdong Shell Midden → Busandaegyo Bridge
Danubi Train Course
Platform→ Taejongsa Temple → Yeongdo Lighthouse → Observatory → Gumyeongsa Temple → Taewon Jagal Madang → Platform
Cruise Ship Course
Dock → Jodo Island → Taejongdae → Haemangdong Coastline
March – October 04:00-24:00
November – February 05:00-24:00
N/A (Open all year round)
Free of charge.
Facility Utilization Fees
– Operating Hours
March-October 09:20-20:00 / November-February 09:20-19:00
* Ticketing: March-October 09:00-19:00 / November-February 09:00-18:30
* Closed when the road may become slippery due to 5mm or more rainfall per hour in summer season, and snow or rain in winter season
* Ticketing may end 2-3 hours before closing time.
Individuals: Adults 2,000 won / Youths 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
Groups: Adults 1,600 won / Youths 1,200 won / Children 800 won
* Groups: 30 people or more
– Family fare
Adults 1,600 won / Youths 1,200 won / Children 800 won
* Family fare applies to families of 3 or more members, including adults and children (up to teenagers)