|Location||Juk-dong, Banseok-dong, Yuseong-gu|
|Distance/time||4.0km / 1 hour|
|Course||Jukdonggyo Bridge → Jukjeongyo Bridge → Chimsangyo Bridge → Hagi 1 Bridge → Hagi 2 Bridge → Banseokgyo Bridge → Banseok Village Complex 5 → Banseok Village Complex 7 → Saemirae Park|
|Transportation||City bus (Jukdonggyo Bridge) : 101, 114, 116, 119
City bus (Saemirae Park) : 101, 109, 116
Subway (Saemirae Park) : Line No. 1 Banseok Station (10 minutes on foot)
|Point of departure / Point of arrival||Jukdonggyo Bridge / Saemirae Park|
Section 3 is a trail where visitors can think about Yuseong’s past and the life of classical scholars through the origin of the name, Yuseong.
After Baekjae lost to Silla, the classical scholars and surviving retainers of Baekjae gathered in the natural environment, with their back to the mountain and facing the water, and this place became known as Yuseong, or the castle of the classical scholars.
Section 3 stretches from Jukdonggyo Bridge, past Banseok Village Complex 7 to Saemirae Park and its bicycle road and promenade traversing Jukdonggyo Bridge have been well made.
The Garden city trail with stepping stones all over the stream continues and after Hagi 2 gyo Bridge, apartment complexes can be found on both sides of the stream.
With Banseok Village Complex 5 as a boundary, the streamside trail along Banseokcheon Stream ends, and starting from Banseok Village Complex 5 to Saemirae Park, you can walk along the asphalt paved road.
This is the story of the origin of Yuseong which was called the home of classical scholars from the past.
Yuseong of the Baekjae Period was previously referred to as Nosaji but since it was re-named Yuseong during the Unified Silla Period, the name has been used continuously until now.
Etymologically, Nosaji-hyeon which was called Nojilji was re-named Yuseong in the 16th year of the reign of King Gyeongdeok of Silla (757) and the name has been used until the present day.
According to a story, to explain Nosaji, the character, ‘yu (儒)’ could also be read as ‘neut’ and ‘seong (城)’ as ‘jae’ so it could be re-named Yuseong.
Furthermore, according to another story, Nosaji-hyeon was a strategic position of Baekjae. There were 6 castles around Nosaji-hyeon, and because it was located inside those 6 castles, it was called ‘yukseong (six castles)’, and then changed to Yuseong.
In another story, in Confucianism, the citizens were called ‘samin (斯民)’ and to explain, as it was a place where a lot of citizens gathered because there was a big market, it was called Yuseong.
In addition, according to another story, after Baekjae was defeated by Silla, the classical scholars of Baekjae, i.e., the surviving retainers (yushin), gathered and lived in this castle (seong) which was called the castle of the classical scholars - Yuseong. Although it may just be coincidence, even to this day there is a research complex that accommodates many universities and research institutes. Home to many scholars, it is considered to be true to the name, Yuseong.