[Part 2] Oryukdo Island: Walking in the Sky
In face the site of Oryukdo Skywalk formerly called Seungdumal (승두말), as the shape resembles a saddle, and it was originally named Jallokgae (잘록개) as well by residents and women divers. Oryukdo Skywalk has firstly started operating in October 2013, after the construction finished on September 12, 2012, with a motto of “Walking in the Sky”, and since then, it has been one of Busan’s popular tourist attractions. The construction of Oryukdo Skywalk at the Seungdumal area, which is regarded as the dividing point between the East Sea and the South Sea.
For its construction, the iron columns were set up over a 35-meter-high coastal cliff, and a 15-meter glass bridge comprised of 24 glass plates and were shaped like a horse’s hoof connecting the iron columns. The bottom of the glass was specially produced with four attached 12-millimeter glass pieces coated with a bulletproof film that has a thickness of 55.49 millimeters, making the structure quite safe and the glass protective from damage. The visitors must wear overshoes when entering and the skywalk only allow five people at a time to secure the glass.
Oryukdo Skywalk was built to let more people enjoy Oryukdo with fun and thrill, by installing a transparent floor giving one the sense of flying over the sea, the same as walking in the sky. Besides the visitors will be thrilled with the view of the waves while looking down through the transparent floor. The sea stretches out ahead of the skywalk, perfect for open-air shooting on sunny days.
137, Oryukdo-ro, Nam-gu, Busan
부산광역시 남구 오륙도로 137 (용호동)
Architectural & Sculptural Highlights
Current Status :[Busan Oryukdo Island]
National Cultural Heritage Scenic Spot No.24 (Designated on October 1, 2007)
09:00 – 18:00 (Opens all year round)
The day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day),
the day in case of rains, and strong wind,
the period during the repairing and improving facility
Oryukdo Skywalk – Oryukdo Sunrise Park – Nongbawi Rock – Eoulmadang – Dongsaengmal (4.7 km)
Parking Facilities :
Available (small/medium sized car)
Admission Fees :
Available Facilities :
Oryukdo Island Promotion Hall
Location: 1F, Haeparang-gil Tourism Information Center
Facilities: Information on history, ecology, and organisms of Oryukdo Island
Operating hours: 9:00-18:00
How to get the Oryukdo Skywalk :
Go to Busan station> take bus 27
(The bustop to board the bus is the one right outside busan station)
Oryukdo Island Ship:
Boarding area: Dock of Oryukdo Island
Operating hours: 06:30-16:30
Fare: Adults 10,000 won / Children (ages 7-13) 5,000 won
Course: Baekunpo seawall – Oryukdo Island – Deungdaeseom Island – Tour along Deungdaeseom Island – Board ferry – Arrive at the dock of Oryukdo Island
Travel time: 40 minutes round-trip
Facilities for the Handicapped :
Parking for people with disabilities
Wheelchairs can only access the entrance of the glass bridge.
Pets : Permitted, but pet is carried.
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