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Mother Earth ablaze

Comprising volcanic ash, lava and ignimbrite formed by intense rhyolitic volcanic activity about 70 million years ago, Jangsan Falls offers magnificent topography, with stony slopes and inselberg, and various volcanic rocks including spherulitic rhyolite, rhyolitic tuff and porphyritic rhyolite.

Just a little into the mountain formed in a circle, you can feel you have escaped from the city. Coastal urban landscapes of Haeundae and Gwangan Bridge seen from the summit is the highlight of the climb.

Name and history

Jangsan Mountain, located between Haeundae-gu and Gijang-gun, is the 2nd highest mountain in Busan. Jang of Jangsan means “rough” and “rough peach.” Rough Peach is a wild peach characterized by its thorny surface. Jangsan Mountain is said to have been rich in rough peaches, so it is rumored that the name Jangsan originates from the mountain’s abundant wild peaches.

Tourist information

Jangsan stony slope loop ▪ 15㎞ ▪ Average 4 hours

  • Jangsan Dulle-gil anyone can walk on and wants to walk on
  • Part of 9 Busan Galmaet-gil courses
  • Course: ① In front of Bansong Library → ② In front of Jangsan Mountain → ③ In front of Seonbawi Rock → ④ In front of silver grass field→⑤ In front of Jangsan Falls (Yangun Falls)→ ⑥ In front of wetland ceo education center →⑦ In front of Daecheon Park →⑧ Jangsan Station

Jangsan Festival (mountain trail open to the public once a year)

  • A traditional mountain festival is held every October at the summit of Jangsan Mountain in the military camp where public access is usually restricted.
  • Mountain festival declaration, recitation of announcement to heaven, folk song performance, Daedong Nori (festival of performers and audience), Teobalgi (ritual of treading on the ground) and Korean folk band performance

Representative vegetation

Red-fruit spicebus

Red-fruit spicebus, a deciduous tree belonging to the Lauraceae genus that is widely distributed in the low mountains of Busan, is also called “pearly tree” or “white tree.” Its off-white bark, falls to the ground in small pieces.

Saramju tree (Tallow tree)

Tallow tree, a small deciduous tree belonging to the Euphorbiaceae genus, is widely distributed in high mountains in the south. With bark as white as white jade, it was given its name (saramju) because it looks like a person when the moonlight touches its bark.

Chinese glossy privet (White Wax Tree)

Chinese glossy privet, an evergreen deciduous shrub, grows at the foot of low mountains on the southern seashore. It is also called Eojeongmok (Wax-leaf privet) because it keeps a noble figure and upright spirit even in the biting cold, like a chaste woman.

Eurya japonica

Eurya japonica, an evergreen broad-leaved shrub belonging to the tea family, grows at the foot of seaside mountains in the southern area. It is called “Ligustrum foliosum (Gasreginang in Korean)” in Jeju Island, from which its name Eurya japonica (Sasrepi in Korean) seems to originate. Its flowers smell like ammonia but have sterilizing and soothing effects. It is also said to help with air purification with great resistance to sulfurous acid gas.


  • [caldera]
    A large crater-like hollow usually at 1km in diameter, larger than a crater, it is seen in volcanic zones
  • [cryptocrystalline]
    Aphanitic texture comprising crystalline structure so tiny that it cannot be seen even with a microscope
  • [roundness]
    Term referring to wear degree of fragmental materials, expressed as the degree of sharpness of an edge or corner

Tourist information

Shortcut to Galmaet-gil Course 2

Dalmaji-gil Road

Haeundae, referring to Dongbaekseom Island located on the eastern seashore of Haeundae-gu, Busan, now includes the coastline area and hill called “Dalmaji-gil Road.” Having been famous for its magnificent setting of blue sea, sandy beach and pine forest from old times, it is one of the 8 Sights of Busan, along with the graceful evening moon seen from Dalmaji Pass and Cheongsapo Port included in he 8 sights of Korea.

  • 051) 749-4085
  • Metro Line
    • Take exit 1 of Haeundae Station on Metro Line 2 and transfer to bus.
    • Take exit 8 of Jangsan Station on Metro Line 2 and transfer to bus.
  • Intra-city bus Maeul No. 10 → Get off at “Hillside Super”


Privately-owned car/ rental car

For using Gyeongbu Highway

  • Guseo IC → Seokdae Elevated Bridge Banyeo Agricultural Wholesale Market direction (6.6km) → Banyeo Overpass(1.5km) → Turn left toward Dongnae(270m) → Turn right toward BEXCO (2.4km) → Turn left at Olympic Intersection toward Busan-Ulsan Expressway(300m) → U-dong Elevated Bridge Haeundae New Town direction (2.8km) → Jangsan Elevated Bridge Haeundae New Town direction (700m)

For using Namhae Expressway

  • Yangsan JC → Gyeongbu Highway → Nopo IC(1.4km) → Turn right at Beomeosa entrance three-way intersection toward Beomeosa(220m) → in 2o’clock direction toward Beomeosa (2.8km)


Intra-city bus

  • Bus No. 8, 30, 66, 88(A, B) and 100 → Get off at “Taejongdae” bus stop.


  • Bus Haeundae-gu No. 7 → “Daerim APT. 1 Cha” bus stop → Walk 10 minutes toward Daecheon Park
  • Bus Haeundae-gu No. 8 → Get off at “Yangwoon High School” → Walk 10 minutes toward Daecheon Park


  • Haeundae Station, exit 7 on Metro line 2 →Transfer to intra-city bus (No. 38, 63,100-1, 115-1, 181 and 1001)

Information on tourist attractions

Songjeong Beach

Songjeong Beach, with natural beauty preserved intact, can be accessed while passing through Haewoljeong Pavilion and the cherry blossom field along Dalmaji-gil Road, Haeundae. With a dense pine forest and resting space in Jukdo Island located at the entrance, the beach provides an opportunity to escape from bustling city life and feel the beauty of nature with splendid sunrises and sunsets. A variety of events are held on the beach every year, including Daeboreum Seaweed Festival, Songjeong Beach Festival and Songjeong Jukdo Cultural Festival.

  • 051) 749-4085
  • Intra-city bus No. 38, 39, 40, 63, 100, 100-1, 139, 141, 181, 182, 200, 1001 and 1003 → Get off at “Songjeong Beach” or “Songjeong Jugong APT.1”.

Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach is spotlighted as Korea’s first-rate beach with a three-dimensional tourism belt, including Haeundae Hot Spring, Dongbaekseom Island, Dalmaji-gil Road, Cheongsapo Port, Olympic Park and Yachting Center, all of which are harmonized with superb natural landscape and time-honored historical background. With shallow waters, a small tidal range, many amenities and amusement facilities, the beach attracts more than 10 million visitors every year. With Busan Aquarium located at the entrance to the beach, various major domestic and international events are held there, including Small Beach Library, Sunrise Festival, Moonlight Hot Spring Festival and Sea Festival, providing abundant sights and entertainment for tourists and visitors.

  • 051) 749-4085
  • 877m from exit 3 or 5 of Haeundae Station on Metro line 2
  • Intra-city bus
    • Bus No. 139, 307 and 1003 → Get off at “Haeundae Beach”.
    • Bus No. 31, 38, 39, 63, 100, 100-1, 115-1, 141, 181, 200 and 1001 → Get off at “Haeundae Station”.