The best attraction showing the paleo-environment and geologic history of Busan in the late Cretaceous period when dinosaurs were at their peak. In particular, various output-to-state clastic dikes and paleo-earthquake rocks preserving the seismic record provide a magnificent sight.
Dinosaur egg nests and fragment fossils appear in the sedimentary layers with interesting geological features of high academic value including marl, petrified wood, reduction spots and calcic paleosoil.
Once the paradise of many Late Cretaceous dinosaurs, this site gives an insight to the ancient environment by nest and egg fossils. Also, clastic dykes and seismite clearly shows the past activity of earthquakes.
Name and history
Dusong Peninsula located east of Dadaepo Port is a long and narrow peninsula with shipyard and factory districts around it. From the name of Dadaepo, adjacent to Dusong Peninsula, Dadae resulted from changes to Dapdal, Dadara and Dadarang. Among Busan place names, Dadaepo has the oldest origin. To Dadaepo, as the most important fortress for national defense among seven camps of the Left Gyeongsang Province during the Joseon Dynasty, twice as many warships were assigned. Further, Dadaepo Cheomsa(naval officer) was considered so important a post that only officials of the senior grade of the third court rank were appointed to the post.
Eight sights of Dadae
Dusong Peninsula, as the stage of “Dusong Manchwi(refers to beauty of jade color evening sky)”, third sight among eight sights of Dadae, is the highlight of magnificent natural beauty of trees and oddly shaped rocks harmonizing with the sea.
Walkway with beautiful scenery similar to Dragon Head coast of Yongmeori Beach in Yeonhwado Islands, Tongyeong
Course: Dadae District 4, City Dusong APT. (entrance of Dusong Peninsula) → Dadaepo Port → tip of Dusong Peninsula
The tip of Dusong Peninsula, well-known for its good fishing, is popular among anglers.
Emarginate eurya, an evergreen broad-leaved shrub belonging to tea family, grows in the south. It looks like Eurya japonica but was named such due to its leaves riding backwards and drawing in. They grow well in windy areas.
Don tree (Australian laurel)
Australian laurel, an evergreen broad-leaved shrub belonging to the Pittosporaceae genus, grows on the seashore in the south. Thick disorderly leaves hang in clusters at the ends of branches, with the edge riding backwards. Its name, Don tree, originates from “Ddong(poop) tree,” named such because birds gather around to eat its fruit and their droppings leave a mess on the tree.
fossil preserving traces of living creatures that can be seen through analysis of the surface or inner structure of sediments, includes track, trail, bore, burrow, bird’s nest and coprolite.
rock with many above 2mm sized particles among rocks deposited through transportation
clastic sedimentary rock formed by particles piled through transportation, usually comprised of sand particles ranging from 1/16㎜ to 2㎜ in size.
rock formed by hardened mud as irregular mixture with silt and clay as the main ingredients
Cheonmasan Sculpture Park located in a cozy mountain at an elevation of 324 meters south of South Port is home to 44 pieces of beautiful sculpture artworks and the legendary Cheonma(Pegasus) Rock said to be where a horse came down from heaven. The artistic and aesthetic mind with a sense of beauty can be cultured by appreciating the various sculptures. Further, with amenities including sports facilities, walkways, observation platforms and rest areas around the park, the park is gaining the spotlight as a cultural space for school field trips.
Morundae1-gil, Saha-gu (San 144, Dadae-dong)
Take exit 1 of Jagalchi Station on Metro line 1 and transfer to bus.
Take exit 1 of Nampo Station on Metro line 1 and transfer to bus.
Bus No. 15, 17 and 61 → Get off at “Nambumin Market entrance"
Bus No. 134 and 190 → Get off at “Daewonsa Temple”.
Bus No. 6 and 96 → Get off at “Cooperative Fish Market”.
Privately-owned car/ rental car
For using Gyeongbu Highway
Yangsan JC West Busan direction(8.1km)→Daedong JC West Busan direction(10.4km)→Samnak IC→ Riverside main road(12.0km) → Turn left on Eulsukdo main road toward Saha Police Station(Songdo) (1.1km)→ Turn right at Sinpyeong Jangnim Industrial Complex intersection(350m)→ Turn left at Jangnim Dongwon APT intersection toward Jangnim-ro(1.1km)→ Turn right at Jangnim Telephone Office toward Dadaepo(1.7km)→ Turn left in 10 o’clock direction at Dadae Jugong 2 three-way intersection (900m)
For using Namhae Expressway
Naengjeong JC→ Namhae Expressway branch line 2(18.8km)→Dongseo Elevated Bridge Urban Expressway exit in Jurye (Hadan) direction (1.7km)→ Gamjeon IC→ Turn right at Nakdongdaegyo bridge toward Hadan (500m)→ Turn left at Gamjeon IC three-way intersection toward Gamjeon intersection(660m)→Turn left at Gamjeon intersection toward Nakdonggang Estuary Bank (6.7km)→ Turn left on Eulsukdo main road toward Saha Police Station(Songdo)(1.9km)→ Turn right at Police Task Force entrance toward Jangnim(300m)→Turn left on Jangnim-ro toward Jangnim Telephone Office (430m)→Turn right at Jangnim Telephone Office toward Dadaepo (1.7km)→ Turn left in 10 o’clock direction at Dadae Jugong 2 three-way intersection (900m)
Daeti Station, exit 1 on Metro line 1 → Transfer to minibus
Bus No. 2, 11, 96, 103, 338 and 1000 → Get off at “Jangnim Hyundae APT” bus stop → Transfer to minibus
Bus Saha-gu No. 6, 7 and 8 → Get off at “Top Mart” bus stop → Walk 7 minutes toward Dusong Middle School(main gate).
Information on tourist attractions
Gamcheon Culture Village
Gamcheon Culture Village is dubbed Busan’s Machu Picchu because the tiered-houses at the foot of the mountain in Gamcheon-dong, Saha-gu are connected via an alley at the center, creating picturesque scenery. As a residential community for believers of the Taegeukdo religious settlement and Korean War refugees in the 1950s, the village has preserved Busan’s history. The collective residential style of tiered houses formed in an orderly manner and the maze-like alley to which all ways lead create Gamcheon’s own unique landscape. An experience tour reinvented by local residents can be enjoyed with the theme house project and alleyway sculpture tour program.
Take exit 6 of Toseong Station on Metro line 1 and transfer to bus.
Intra-city bus (mini) Saha No.1, (mini) Saha No. 1-1, (mini) Seo-gu No. 2, (mini) Seo-gu No. 2-2 → Get off at “Gamjeong Primary School”.