A Trip to the Cliffs of Taejongdae Park
A statue of a family sits near the cliffs of Taejongdae Park in Busan, South Korea. A park in the southern region of South Korea, the statue in the park is a reminder to consider one’s family before contemplating suicide from these treacherous yet beautiful cliffs. Conscientious developers created steps so that visitors can experience the proximity of the sea and the cliffs. Although I am terrified of heights, I couldn’t resist taking a walk down cliff’s steps. I rewarded myself with a meal in the seaside restaurant with great views of the sea and plush red chairs in the dining room. After glancing at the English version of the menu, I opted for the fish and chips, but I would have loved to have tried the huge ice cream desserts that a couple of children at a nearby table were eating. Feeling brave, I also ventured down the steps to get a peak at a lighthouse on a cliff overlooking the water. From the seaside observatory, on clear days, visitors can see right across the water to Japan.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, Claudine Williams worked as a newspaper journalist before embarking on a career as a freelance travel writer. Her articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including the Nile Guide, 10 Best.com, Creative Loafing, and the Atlanta Traveler. Learn more about Claudine at www.claudinewilliams.com.