From cultural assets to the natural environment
Geumjeong Mountain, a place of culture, nature and rest
Geumjeong Mountain has 11 peaks, 4 gates, 4 watch towers, and 18km long fortress well preserved. Beomeo Temple is raised to the 8th Jogye Order where many monks gather. Numerous small temples are there and Geumgang Park, the fortress village and Oncheonjang spa are famous tourist attractions. Approximately 1,500 kinds of plant species are inhabiting. It is the 3rd best park and has largest number of cultural assets (91) among 22 national parks.
Economic revitalization and job creation through tourism belt projects
Geumjeong National Park will be the future of Busan
Korea Environment Federation Geumjeongsan National Park Citizen Promotion Headquarters is promoting tourism belt projects to vitalize economy and to creat jobs in the Busan and Yangsan area. An official said, “It will be a great help to the regional economy if we renovate the stagnant Geumgang Park into a tourist attraction in Busan through regeneration projects such as cable cars, amusement parks, and national archery fields. Introducing accommodations and restaurants in Sanseong Village will help the residents’ economy, and designation of Sanseong Village as a folk village is also underway.” The Hwamyeong Ecological Park is planned to be used as a learning center for students to experience ecology, and it will serve as a resting place in the city as a healing space. Running tea ceremonies for visitors are also in the consideration. Dongnae Oncheonjang has the second best water quality in the nation. The natural hot spring bath is rich in minerals. An official expressed confidence, saying, “We will create busking spots for young people and visitors so that people after hot spring bath can walk around and be entertained musically. We hope the two hot springs including one in Haeundae will be hot tourist attractions in the Busan.” A member of the promotion headquarters said “We will do our best until the designation of Geumjeongsan National Park and we will pass down beautiful and clean Geumjeong to our offspring.”