Jangsan station is at the end of line 2. Because there is a residential area around Jungdong and Jangsan station, there are many subway passengers with heavy traffic. The name ‘Jangsan’ derived from new downtown under the mountain(san) side. There is an old tale about a mysterious animal in Jangsan, which is called ‘Jangsan Beom(tiger).’ But it is only a name so that its figure described in the tale is not that of a tiger. Even today, some elder people in their 70 and 80s say they have seen this animal seldom mentioned in history books. It is said to have long arms, long and sharp nails, black face, and white hair all over the body. Also, it is so swift that it darts in and out of places in the mountain. So, when you get to Jangsan station, look around if you would encounter Jangsan Beom. Keep distance as it is said to bite people when you get too close.
You can reach Cheongsapo from Jangsan station by foot for about 30 minutes. You can see the sea everywhere in Haeundae area like its name, the sea fog, so there are many different shores like Cheongsapo, Mipo. and Songjeong as well as other beaches. Among them, Cheongsapo is the most silent sea. You can take a perfect photo everywhere in Cheongsapo with its beautiful view which has two red and white lighthouses are standing face to face like a snack advertisement. There are stores at quite long distance to each other, creating an atmosphere different from bustling Haeundae. Cheongsapo has a lot of dainty food but the most popular one is the baked shellfish.
For Busan people, ‘Cheongsapo’ and ‘baked shellfish’ is a pair. Honey, I want to eat the baked shellfish. Okay, let’s go to Cheongsapo. It sounds natural. Cheongsapo is not the only place for the baked shellfish, but the two get along with each other quite well. At the port people still dry their fishing net, sew up the ripped part, and dry fish they’ve just got from the sea. There are big coffee shops with their own characteristics as well as franchise ones. It has the attraction as a fishing village and a city at the same time. It feels like you are tasting a piece of Cheongsapo sea to put a grill on the charcoal fire and bake the fresh shell fish in their shells with seasoning.
After eating the baked shell fish, walk along Donghae Nambu rail where trains ran before the rail was closed. It attracts visitors who like the seaside railroad as the trains ran with the sea on their windows. Although the rail is closed, it is playing its own role as a popular tourist spot. Crunching. Walk on the rusty rail, stepping on the gravels. A train rail, no matter where it is, recall his hometown to someone who has left for somewhere, and somewhere else to someone who is staying.
Dalmaji hill has been a byword for the rich town in Busan. It has fancy villas and officetels with a pool. There were movielike houses with a large gate as if a hired driver would show up, so you could feast your eyes on while walking up the remote streets rather than the roads. With the view of Haeundae sea, you had to pay 5,000 won for a cup of coffee that you could buy for 2,000 won under the hill. A 5,000 won patbingsu(bean ice dessert) was not cheap in 20 years ago, but Dalmaji was always full of tourists and citizens enjoying their holiday. Although its color and shape have been changed a lot, Dalmaji hill is still one of the popular spots representing Haeundae because you can go to Songjeong beach directly over the hill and it is a proper place for people from the residential area to enjoy brunch and coffee with the beautiful view as the hill begins from the entrance of new Haeundae downtown. Due to its gentle slope, many people go up and down the hill everyday to exercise, too.
Because people come to meet the moon here, the trail on this hill is called ‘Moontan Road.’ You can see the picture of the moon waxing and waning everywhere. Maybe it means to get a suntan during the day and a moontan at night. As the moonlight is regarded to have mysterious power in every culture, everyone carefully steps forward. What is your wish? What does the tree say brushing your cheek? With whom do you want to walk through the wood under the quiet moon? With every step, you are reminded of someone. Someone who you want to meet and somewhere you want to go to. Dalmaji hill will invite the one to your side with the moonlight.