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Igidae
Taejongdae
Geumjeongsan
Nakdonggang Estuar
Orbicular Gabbro
Yonggungsa
Orangdae
Songjeong Pseudotachylyte
Baegyangsan
Amnam Park

Busan National Geopark

Busan National Geopark is Busan’s precious natural heritage. They offer learning opportunities encompassing plants and animals inhabiting the parks, as well as culture, history and archeology, all amid stunning geological features and terrain.

Geopark Program

Travel across time

Travel across time with Geopark guide

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Environmental Maintenance Activities

Busan National Geopark geological attraction environmental maintenance activities

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Geo-teering

Geopark Treasure Hunt!

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Geoschool

Visiting Geopark!

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Nakdonggang Estuar

As the modern delta formed by Nakdonggang River meeting the South Sea, the attractions including sand bars, sand dunes and lagoons created by sand piles are the highlight of natural beauty.

1240, Nakdong-namro, Saha-gu, Busan

Morundae

The lower Dadaepo Formation formed 80 million years ago. The tectonic change after that time can be seen here at Morundae. This site can be called the textbook of geology, for it includes various geological features like faults, fault rocks, dykes, veins, chert, cross-beddings, and trace fossils.

144, Dadae-dong, Saha-gu, Busan

Dusong Peninsula

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.

1-21, Dadae-dong, Saha-gu, Busan

Songdo Peninsula

Along the shore, various rocks, such as sedimentary rocks of Dadaepo Formation, basalt, pyroclastic rocks, and intrusive rhyolite are exposed with dinosaur bones, egg nest fossils, and calcic paleosols. You can enjoy the various geologic records with the marvelous landscape of Hallyeohaesang.

Near Songdo Beach, Amnam-dong, Seo-gu, Busan

Dudo

Along the shore, various rocks, such as sedimentary rocks of Dadaepo Formation, basalt, pyroclastic rocks, and intrusive rhyolite are exposed with dinosaur bones, egg nest fossils, and calcic paleosols. You can enjoy the various geologic records with the marvelous landscape of Hallyeohaesang.

dudo, Amnam-dong, Seo-gu, Busan

Taejongdae

aejongdae is a landmark of Busan, showing various erosional landforms, such as sea cliffs, wave-cut platforms and sea caves created on the lacustrine sedimentary rocks at Late Cretaceous period. Marvelous geolgical sceneries such as orbicular hornfels, flower structure, slumps formed by earthquake are also found.

24, Jeonmang-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan

Oryukdo

By a powerful eruption of andesitic volcanoes 80 million years ago, volcanic ash and pyroclastics where topped and eroded by wave action to create grand sea cliffs, wave-cut platforms, and sea caves.

936-941, Yongho-dong, Nam-gu, Busan

Igidae

By a powerful eruption of andesitic volcanoes 80 million years ago, volcanic ash and pyroclastics where topped and eroded by wave action to create grand sea cliffs, wave-cut platforms, and sea caves.

35, Yongho-ro 106beon-gil, Nam-gu, Busan

Mt.Jangsan

Born by a rhyolitic volcanic activity that occurred 70 million years ago, a mountain consisting volcanic ash, lava, and pyroclast was made. Spherulitic rhyolite, porphyritic rhyolite, and rhyolitic tuffs can be found with magnificent scenery of Jangsan Fall, talus, and the skyline of Busan.

Banyeo-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan

Mt.Geumjeongsan

This mountain is the root of Busan that was cooled underground 70 million years ago, and underwent uplifting to this day. It was carved by wind and rain for who-knows-how-long to create enjoyable cliffs, tor, gnamma, inselberg, and block streams.

Located across Busan and Yangsan

Orbicular Gabbro

Near Hwangryeongsan, gabbros made by magma cooling slowly made minerals to form a concentric circle, showing a well-made orbicular texture. This is the only site of orbicular gabbros in Asia, and is very rare throughout the world, making it a site of high value.

junpo-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan

Mt.Baekyangsan

Various pyroclastic rocks created by the volcanic activities 80 million years ago, sedimentary rocks deposited at lakes, intrusive granites, and limestone caves formed by the dissolution of calcareous paleosol layer shows the geologic history that Busan underwent.

Mandeok-dong, Buk-gu, Busan

Nulchado

Nulchado is a small island located to the northeast of Gadeokdo, the largest island in Busan. The island has many high mountains with mostly steep slopes, and has a complex coastline with small inlets and bays. The Nulchado area comprises the Cretaceous Yucheon Group and the Bulguksa Granite.

436-10, Dongseonsaebaji-gil, Gangseo-gu, Busan

Dadaepo

Dadaepo Beach is a wide sandy beach in the eastern part of the delta that developed at the Nakdonggang Estuary.

Dadae-dong Saha-gu, Busan

Amnam Park

Amnam Park is located to the south of the Songdo Peninsula, which corresponds to the southeastern part of the Dadaepo Basin.

193, Amnam-dong, Seo-gu, Busan

Jodo

Jodo, an island connected to the mainland by a bridge, has a trail along the coastal cliffs around the island.

Dongsam-dong, Yeongdo-gu, Busan

Haeundae

The Haeundae geosite, the one of symbols of Busan and one of Korea's the most popular summer holiday destinations, consists of a beach with a length of 1.5km, a width of 70–90m and an area of 120,000m2 , a land-tied island Dongbaekseom on the west, and a natural hot springs located behind the white sandy beach.

Haeundae-gu, Busan

Songjeong

The Songjeong Pseudotachylyte geosite is located on a secluded beach in the eastern part of Busan Metropolitan City, and various igneous rocks, such as andesite, andesite tuff, dacite, and rhyolite that compose the Jangsan igneous body, part of the igneous rocks in Yucheon Group formed during the Late Cretaceous.

Songjeong-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan

Yonggungsa

The Yonggungsa geosite is located around the Haedong Yonggungsa, a temple and tourist attraction point in the eastern part of Busan Metropolitan City.

86, Yonggung-gil, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan

Orangdae

The Orangdae geosite is located on the east coast of Busan and is well known as a sunrise spot. In the geosite, igneous rocks, mainly lapilli tuff, are distributed, and enclaves such as xenolith and MME(Mafic Microgranular Enclave) and joint groups developed in various directions are observed.

Yeonhwa-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan
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