|Tourists stroll on the newly opened skywalk with a view of Oryukdo Island on Friday. (Yonhap News)|
A skywalk was dedicated in Busan on Friday as an open-air attraction that gives strollers an exhilarating sense of walking above the sea.
Situated on the side of a 30-meter coastal cliff, the glass floor viewing platform offers visitors a view of Oryukdo Island, a rock island designated as the national cultural heritage scenic spot No. 24.
Authorities in the Namgu district opened the Orukydo Skywalk and its information center to the public on Friday. The center has been set up within the existing tourist information building for tourists to Igidae Park, one of the port city’s scenic trails on the coast.
The glass-floor U-shaped structure extends about 9 meters toward the island and comes back to the cliff, fenced by tall reinforced glass on both sides for the safety of strollers.
The district office plans to create a plaza and a resting place near the skywalk.
By Chun Sung-woo (email@example.com)