Namparang Trail

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South Korea's longest walking trail links the southeastern port city of Busan with the southwestern county of Haenam via the scenic southern coast.

The Namparang (south wave) Trail, runs (1,470 km (913 mi)) from Oryukdo Sunrise Park in Busan, 453 km (281 mi) southeast of Seoul, to Ttangkkeut (Land's End) Village in Haenam, 423 km (263 mi) south of the capital. The Namparang Trail also passes through all the other scenic southern coasts and ports, including those in Gangjin, Goheung, Suncheon and Yeosu of South Jeolla Province and Namhae, Tongyeong, Geoje and Changwon of South Gyeongsang Province.

The Namparang Trail consists of 90 courses, including those of the Hallyeohaesang and Dadohaesang national parks, forests, villages and downtown areas.

The Namparang Trail is the second segment of the 4,500 km (2,796 mi) Korea Trail that stretches around the nation's entire coast after the Haeparang Trail, which opened in 2016 on a 770 km (478 mi) route spanning from the Unification Observatory in Goseong, an east coast county near the border with North Korea, to Busan.[1]


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Haenam county is home to three Namparang Trail courses stretching 46 km -- a coastal walkway and two forest paths leading to Ttangkkeut Tower. One of the forest paths passes through Mount Dalma, which offers stunning views of the southernmost end of the Korean Peninsula, while Mihwangsa Temple, located on the mountain, offers temple stay programs for foreigners.[1]


Around Busan, five courses of the Namparang Trail traverse panoramic coasts, sea ports, forests and downtown areas of the nation's second-largest city.[1][2]

Busan Courses Profiles on

Course 1 (23.2 km (14 mi))

Oryukdo Sunrise Park – Sinseondae Terrace - WebtoonIbagu-gil – Yoo Chi-hwan Postbox - Choryang Ibagu-gil - Shanghai Street

Course 2 (19.5 km (12 mi))

Taejongdae Park - Gamji Beach – Jeoryeong Coastal Trail – Kangkangee Arts Village - Yeongdodaegyo Bridge - Jagalchi Market

Course 3 (17.1 km (11 mi))

Songdo Beach – Songdo Coast Bollegil Trail - Amnam Park

Course 4 (21.0 km (13 mi))

Morundae Peninsula - Dadaepo Beach – Gowooni Ecological Trail – Jangnim Port

Course 5 (18.7 km (12 mi))

Eulsukdo Island - Myeongji Ocean City – Sinho Park - Sinhohang Port



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