There are many islands named Dongbaekseom Island (동백섬) in the South Sea where dongbaek trees thrive. Among them, the Dongbaekseom Island in Busan used to be an island, but is now part of the mainland. Dongbaekseom Island is a very small, and many dongbaek trees and evergreens thrive there. At the top of the island, there is a statue and a monument of Choe Chi-Won, a scholar and writer during the Silla Kingdom (BC 59 ~ AD 932). The Busan Tourism Organization has declared Dongbaekseom Island Tourist Site No.46. The island also has Dongbaek Park (동백공원) and a 2.5 m high statue of a mermaid near the beach which many tourists can easily visit on their way to the beach.
How To Go There:
From Seoul Express Bus Terminal or Dong Seoul Terminal(subway line # 2, 3, 7, 9) take bus to Busan Bus Terminal ( 06:00 to 21:30 / 3 hr 30 min travel time) >>From Busan Bus Terminal take subway from Nopo Station (subway line #1) and transfer to line #2 at Seomyeon Station (subway lines #1 and #2) take line #2 to Dongbaek Station (subway line #2) (50 min travel time) >> Use exit #1 and walk 700m straight