Barrier-free mountain trail dedicated in Busan

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Dec 25, 2013 - 20:02
  • Updated : Dec 25, 2013 - 20:02

The observation platform of the barrier-free mountain trail to be dedicated on Dec. 30. (Bukgu district office)

A mountain trail has been blazed free of physical barriers in Busan so that even those with limited mobility can go along the full path.

The office of Bukgu district said Wednesday that the barrier-free trail consisting of four stages will be dedicated in Gupo on Dec. 30.

It is a wooden deck path set up on 272-meter-high Beombangsan Mountain with a low grade of slope and no barriers along the way.

The trail is 1.9 kilometers long and 1.5 to 2 meters wide, enough for electric scooters, wheelchairs or baby carriages to pass from both directions at the same time. The trail sits at a 12 percent slant.

Resting places are interspersed from the entrance to the end. There is a parking lot exclusively for the disabled and pregnant women.

The path to the peak of the mountain provides magnificent scenery with wild flowers and strange rock formations. The observation platform on the summit commands an unobstructed view of parts of Busan and Gimhae City in the distance.

By Chun Sung-woo