Hub of Busan, City of Happiness
Geumyongsan Mountain is on the border between Choeup-dong, Busanjin-gu and Geoje-dong, Yeonje-gu. The slope toward the sea is very steep and the slope toward Geumjeongsan Mountain stretches gently. Go up from Geumyongsan toward the north, and Geumjeongbong Peak (397m) appears. Most think these two peaks form one mountain.
Baegyangsan Mountain, which is 642m above sea level soars from the main ridge of Geumjeong Mountains, the backbone range of Busan. The name ‘Baegyangsan Mountain’ came from the number of white poplars on the mountain, a kind of willow. The mountain is connected to Geumjeongsan Mountain on the north and sits on the border between Busanjin-gu and Sasang-gu. There is Seongjigok catchment area which was the starting point of waterworks system in Korea as well as the sources of the main river in the downtown area of Busan. With Children’s Grand Park near Seongjigok Valley, the mountain is perfect for enjoying the exuberant forest.
Eomgwangsan Mountain is a conventional old mountain soaring from the main ridge of Geumjeong Mountains, the backbone ridge of Busan. It spreads around Beomcheon-dong, Gaya-dong, and Gaegeum-dong. It is connected to Gubongsan Mountain in Dong-gu to the southeast and Gudeoksan and Seunghaksan Mountains to the west.
As a conventional hilly mountain in the north of Busanjin-gu, Hwajisan Mountain is on the borer of Geoje-dong, Yeonje-gu, and Busanjin-gu. It stretches to Yangjeong-dong and Yeonji-dong. The name ‘Hwajisan Mountain’ came from the pond called ‘Hwajieon’ at the bottom of Hwajisan Mountain, at the present Yeonji-dong site, long ago. Hwaji Culture Hall, Chuwonsa, the ancestral rites house of the Dongrae Jeong clan, and Crape Myrtle, the oldest trees in Yangjeong-dong, are at the entrance of the mountain. Hwajisan Mountain is not big, but historic delivering legends and tales on neighboring areas at the end of Geumjeong Mountains.
As the representative noted mountain in Busan, along with Geumjeongsan Mountain, Hwangryeongsan Mountain is in the center of Busan stretching to Nam-gu, Suyeong-gu, Yeonje-gu, and Busanjin-gu. It’s the second-highest mountain in the Geumjeong Mountains. It has been widely known as the best course for dating or driving among Busan citizens for a long time because of the fantastic view based on its geographical location. King Sejong built a beacon signal station at the top of this mountain, admitting its military importance in 1422 (7th year of King Sejong’s reign).