부산. 釜山. Busan
태종대. 太宗臺. Taejongdae
(Information from KTO) Taejongdae represents Busan and is especially famous for its rock beach. Featuring its highest peak at 250 meters, there are forests of pine trees and 200 other varieties of trees. Taejongdae was named after the 29th king of the Silla Kingdom, King TaeJong Mu-Yeol (604-661). King TaeJong had traveled to many places but this was the place he enjoyed shooting arrows.
Under the lighthouse is a rock called Sinseon Rock, named after the myth that gods and goddesses came here to relax. At this rock is a figure called Mangbuseok, named after the story of a woman who waited for her husband who had been taken to Japan. On days with clear skies you can see Japan’s Tsushima Island from the observatory.