This is a travel essay about Sanbok Road in Busan, the most unique road in the city.
- Book Intro
(English) Sanbok Road Story
Busan is a city where the oldest and the newest coexist. The lowest road on the highest place in the city is called Sanbok Road. The streets are unorganized, making it easy for someone to get lost, the alleys are too narrow for even one person to pass through, and a number of houses stand in these alleys. Walking in these areas, you can encounter the most ordinary stories during daytime and the most beautiful nightscapes at night.
The beach is the first thing that comes to people’s minds when they think of Busan. Haeundae, Gwanganri, or Taejongdae, to be specific. But actually, Busan is surrounded more by hills and mountains than flat areas. That is why an array of houses is closely packed together on the hilly areas even when there is not much space to build a house. This also explains why there are so many steep stairs in Busan.
Sanbok Road is a unique road that goes around the mountainside, and this road has become one of the most popular travel spots in Busan. The number of visitors have been also skyrocketing. Several major news organizations such as Dong-a Ilbo, The Hankyore, The Chosun Ilbo, and Hankook Ilbo have covered Sanbok Road from different perspectives. Sanbok Road is not just a road but a repository of historical evidence of modern and contemporary Korea, telling people the stories buried within the area. In addition, Sanbok's Road appeals to visitors with its simplicity and warmth that they can never experience in the fancy beach.
Sanbok Road Story is the first travel book that covers only Sanbok Road. It is written by Son Minsu who designed Sanbok Road travel program for the first time while traveling himself.
- About the Author
(Japanese) 釜慶大学史学科を卒業し、現在(株)釜山旅行特攻隊の共同代表だ。しかし、代表という肩書より‘旅行助教ソン班長’でもっと有名だ。山腹道路を含めた釜山円都心旅行プログラムを最初に企画した。-KBS, EBS、MBC、JTBC、SBS、KNNなど、主要放送に解説者として出演及び主要日刊紙に活動多数報道。
Son Minsu studied history at Pugyong National University and is the co-representative of the Pusan Travel Squad. He is more famous, however, for being "Captain Son, Travel Assistant" rather than being the aforementioned representative. He was the first person to plan a Busan city tour program including Sanbok Road. He is a Busan city tour specialist and known as a storyteller who has actively promoted unique the attractive points of Busan including Sanbok Road and the city areas. It is said that Busan city tours are totally different before and after meeting Captain Son.