Badabuchaegil is a trekking course, which gives you an opportunity to explore the East coastal terrace formed by diastrophism over 2 million years ago.
The terrace was designated as Korean Natural Monument 437.
The shape of the big rock is like a fan and ‘buchae’ means a fan in Korean,
so it was named ‘Badabuchaegil’.
The Badabuchaegil trekking course is from Jeongdongjin to Simgok or vice versa.
Each start point has a ticket booth.
We started the course at Jeongdongjin Sun Cruise.
The course is Jeongdongjin Sun Cruise – Tugu Bawi – Buchae Bawi – Simgok Port.
It is recommended to start at Jeongdongjin Sun Cruise,
because it starts with going down long stairs.
If you start at Simgok Port, you must meet the long stairs going up in the end.
* Please use this restroom in advance before starting the Badabuchaegil course.
There is no toilet in this 2.86 km course and it takes about 1 hour by walking to finish.
It is said Badabuchae-gil used to be a trail for military operations and civilians were not allow to access it before, but recently it has been opened to the public.
It is banned from taking pictures or videos of military facilities while passing the areas.
Be aware of it!
The emerald-and-sapphire color of sea was fantastic!
Buchae Bawi is the rock shaped a triangle like a fan.
Tugu Bawi is the rock shaped an ancient soldier wearing a helmet.
‘Tugu’ means a combat helmet of ancient times in Korea.
Rest areas are on the course.
The red lighthouse which is a good photo spot, is the ending point toward Simgok.
The bus no. 112-1 runs between Jeondongjin Sun Cruise and Simgok Port in weekend and the national holidays. You can go back to the start point by the bus.
If the weather condition is bad like strong winds and high waves, it is closed.
Every morning at 8:30, they announce the determination of the day whether it is open or closed.
Jeongdongjin ticket booth
50-37 Jeongdongjin-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Ganuneung City, Gangwon Province
Simgok ticket booth
114-3 Simgok-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Ganuneung City, Gangwon Province
Adult 3,000 won / Teen 2,500 won / Child 2,000 won
source from Gangneung City