Dongbaekseom Island (Island of Camellias) is an island located off one end of Busan’s famous Haeundae Beach. Though the years of sedimentation have connected the island to the mainland, Dongbaekseom was originally an island and is still referred to as one.
Dongbaekseom is easy to navigate thanks to the walking path that is built around it. The island has several different points of attraction, including the monument inscribed with a poem of scholar Choi Chi-won, the mermaid statue based on the legend of Princess Hwagok, and the Nurimaru APEC House. It also offers fantastic views of the Busan shoreline towards Mipo, Dalmaji Hill, Gwangangdaegyo Bridge, and Oryukdo Island. As the name suggests, camellias burst into bloom everywhere on the island from winter to spring.
How To Go There:
From Busan Station, take express bus no. 1003 and get off at Dongbaekseom Island Bus Stop.
If taking regular bus, board on no. 40 and get off at Uncheon Bus Stop.
Busan Station (Busan Subway Line 1) and make transfer to Line 2 at Seomeyon Station.
Finally get off at Dongbaek Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 1.
Go about 1km (total travel time: 17 min) by walking, passing Westin Chosun Hotel.
Venue will be seen right ahead.