This is an eco-forest intended to restore the original landscape of an urban forest and
serves as a nature education and cultural space for residents.
What is the Yunsan Eco-forest?
Geumjeong-gu first created an eco-forest in Busan which serves as a nature education and cultural space for residents by restoring the original landscape of a 50-hectare urban forest across Yunsan Mountain in vicinity of the Hoedong Reservoir.
The eco-forest creation project was completed in 2011 through four steps beginning with a master plan and working on the design in the first half of the year of 2008.
The purpose of the eco-forest creation project was to induce the previous forest to become a healthy ecologically sound forest through natural succession by reforestation of simple tree species. Along with the firefly themed observation roads centered on areas where fireflies appear, there are eco-learning spaces to preserve endangered plants in the wetland of the mountain.
When the Green Forest Education Center is created in Yunsan Middle School, it can be used as a nature-learning and forest cultural space.
Location and Transportation
San 13-7, Bugok-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan Metropolitan City
Take Bus 1002, 36, 50, or 148 to the Geumjeong-gu Office and walk for 15 minutes toward Bugok Church
Get off at Guseo Station and walk for 15 minutes toward Bugok Church.
- Entrance to the Yunsan Eco-forest
- Solyeoul Hill
- Mountain Wetland Learning Space
- Bandi Village
- Haeoreum Rest Area
- Hoedong Reservoir viewed from the top
Yunsan Mountain is composed of common pine trees, Black pines, Alnus firma, Hawthorn-like raspberry bushes and diverse wildflowers. Because plenty of snails, the prey of fireflies, live well in this forest, two types of fireflies, Hotaria papariensis and Pyrocoelia rufa, are currently found.