Oryukdo Island is off the southern coast of Busan, and depending on the day and the tide, may appear to be five islands or six islands, hence its name ('o' meaning five and 'yuk' meaning six in Korean). Designated a monument of Busan, Oryukdo Island is a rock island that can be said to be made purely of stones. All of the five islands, except the one with the lighthouse, are uninhabited.
Orukdo Island is composed of Usakdo Island, Surido Island, Gonggotdo Island, Guldo Island and Deungdaedo (Lighthouse) Island, but because the upper part of Usakdo divides into two segments, the island is sometimes known as Bangpaedo Island and Sol Island as well, depending on the level of the water. Because many ships coming to Busan Port pass by Oryukdo Island, it serves as a symbol of Busan's cultural heritage as well.
National Cultural Heritage Scenic Spots No.24
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Tour Course Information
Igidae Costal Path - Oryukdo Island - Baengunpo - Sinseondae
Kyungsung Univ./Pukyong Nat'l Univ. Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 5.
- Upon exiting the station, make a u-turn, and turn right at the corner.
- Go straight about 100m to arrive at the bus stop.
- Take Bus 27 or 131 and get off at Oryukdo SK View Back Gate Bus Stop.