Nakdonggang starts at Neodeolsaem Spring in Hambaeksan Mountain, part of the Taebaeksan Mountains in Taebaek, Gangwon-do. The stream trickles on and forms a river that travels all over Gyeongsangbuk-do and Gyeongsangnam-do until it flows out into the ocean at Busan's Dadaepo Beach. It is an astounding 510.5 kilometer long river, only second to Amnokgang. The upper stream created numerous entrenched meanders. As it makes its way down, there are wetlands and sandy shores where migrant birds flock to feed and nest.
Changnyeong Hamanbo's motif comes from Hamyang's Aragaya and Changnyeong Bitbeolgaya's local cultures. It represents a new stream culture and history that treasures harmony with the surrounding wildlife. The swan's wings are embracing Nakdonggang envisioning green growth and an eco-friendly future.
Hapcheon Changnyeongbo is connected with Upo Wetland, the largest wetland in South Korea. It started with efforts to save the last two sacred ibis left in Korea. The two birds represented the hopes of reviving Nakdonggang. Hapcheon Changnyeongbo is also called Sae-Oreumbo (rising bird) for its resemblance of a sacred ibis flying up flapping its blue wings.
Dalseongbo serves multitude of purposes. It is shaped like a cruise representing hopes for a new future, healthy nature, and opening the gates to a new culture.
Gangjeong Goryeongbo was designed as "Nakdong Hub Gangryeongbo" embodying the regions glorious times of late Gaya.
Chilgokbo was inspired by the legend of Cheolu that tells a tale of how Gasanbawi Rock came to form. This way, the structure speaks of the local culture and history.
Gumibo overlooks Nakdonggang like a guardian as part of the region's efforts to revive the river's ecologic system. The turtles represent long life and good fortune.
Nakdanbo presents a classic view of the region. Its design combines culture and history of Sangju, Uiseong, and Gumi. The concept is "Good for nature, fun for people, and beneficial for all living things.