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National Maritime Museum

This place, which opened in July 2012, is an extensive marine museum that covers all areas related to the maritime, including sailing ships, maritime culture, industry, science, territory, plants, etc.
Inside the inverted-triangular building, which resembles a water droplet from the sea, various relics and works are on display and there is an aquarium where difficult to find sea animals and plants can be observed more vividly. In particular, the Sky Park and the observatory located on the roof enable visitors to look out over the Busan sea. By doing so, the stresses of daily life become one with the wind and in no time disappear into the sky.
The International Cruise Terminal is the point of departure and arrival for cruise journeys from China and Japan, offering various themed tourist packages. The International Cruise Terminal, constructed on reclaimed land in Dongsam-dong, Youngdo-gu, Busan in 2007, is able to cater 80,000T ships. The number of large cruise ships entering the port is increasing annually. Furthermore, the terminal offers a nearby trail and ferries, making it a favorable spot for people who wish to enjoy leisure activities.

Oryukdo Lighthouse, Palmido Lighthouse, Homigot Lighthouse

In the Sky Garden located on the roof of the National Maritime Museum, various lighthouse replicas are on exhibition. Other than the fundamental role of a lighthouse which is a sign of the sea course, it is one of the favorite spots in a journey and even a ‘Lighthouse path’ has been created recently in Gijang, Busan. Here, visitors would be able to see replicas of Oryukdo Lighthouse, Palmido Lighthouse, Homigot Lighthouse.
As the name suggests, Oryukdo Lighthouse is a lighthouse which has been constructed in Oryukdo, the gateway to Busan Port. It acts as a guide for vessels sailing in and out of Busan Port. Inside the lighthouse, an observatory tower has been installed so that the history of the lighthouse and Busan port can be seen at a glance.
Homigot Lighthouse has been built in order to protect the safety of ships sailing around Yeongil Bay after a training ship from Japanese Maritime Technical College became stranded in the reef while sailing in 1901. In the ceiling of the 6-storey lighthouse built with bricks, plum flowers which are the royal patterns of the Korean Empire can be seen. As the oldest lighthouse in operation to this day, it is being preserved to this day after being designated as a historical cultural asset.

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