Oryukdo Skywalk

The construction of Oryukdo Skywalk finished on September 12, 2012 at the Seungdumal area, which is regarded as the dividing point between the East Sea and the South Sea, and started operating on October 18, 2013, with the theme of “Walking over the sky.”

Iron columns were set up over a 35-meter-high coastal cliff, and a 15-meter glass bridge comprised of 24 glass plates and shaped like a horse’s hoof connect 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.

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 a photo op, as well as the best spot to see Daemado Island on sunny days.

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Plus point: This was the filming location of the movie Haeundae!


I came here in winter, so you can imagine the cold sea breeze that hit us in the face. It nearly froze my face off, but the scenery was absolutely worth it.

Walking on glass might not sound like a great idea initially, especially if you are afraid of heights, but this is a lot safer than you think. It’s also a pretty short stretch that you can stop along to take photos. You will be required to put on some protective sleeve over your shoes in order to walk on the skywalk so as not to dirty the glass, but other than that, all you need to do is walk normally and enjoy the scenery.

On the skywalk, you get to see Oryukdo Island, which is designated as Korea’s National Cultural Heritage Scenic Spot No.24. As you can see from the photos, there is a whole stretch of azure blue sea, which looks even more gorgeous in real life.

I imagine that the sea breeze would be a lovely wind in the summer, so that may be a better time to head to the Oryukdo Skywalk. Do take note though, that even though admission is free (yes! free!) it operates on a first come, first served / 120 people max, so I would suggest going there early. It also tends to get a little crowded on the weekends and holidays, as that is when many people from Seoul would head down to Busan to have a short getaway.


OPENING HOURS

Open all year round (Note: closed in the case of rain or strong wind, and during periods of repairing and improving facility)

09:00-18:00 (Last admission 17:50)
Holiday operating hours: 12:00-18:00


DIRECTIONS

Address: 137, Oryukdo-ro, Nam-gu, Busan
부산광역시 남구 오륙도로 137 (용호동)

[Bus]
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal ↔ Busan
Seoul Express Bus Terminal ↔ Busan
Cheongju Express Bus Terminal ↔ Busan
Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal ↔ Busan
Visit Official Website: www.kobus.co.kr

[Train] 
Seoul Station (KTX, ITX, Rose of Sharon) ↔ Busan
Miryang Station (KTX, ITX, Rose of Sharon) ↔ Busan
Suncheon Station (Rose of Sharon) ↔ Haeundae
Visit Official Website: www.letskorail.com
* Inquiries: +82-1544-7788, +82-1588-7788

From Busan Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 10
–  Take bus 27 near Exit 10.
– Get off at Oryukdo SK View Humun (Backgate) Bus Stop. (25 stops)
– Walk ahead about 275 m to reach the destination.


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