Yongdusan Park
Yongdusan Park
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  • LuckyTravelerRonaldo
    Perth, Australia647 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take the elevator from Nampo!
    On our way back from Gamcheon Cultural Village we found this park. From Nampo town we found an elevator up the hill that saved us from 150 steps up (I counted the steps as we walked down). Nice park and nice city views.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the Night Time Visit
    Yongdusan was all lit up when we went and we enjoyed looking at the Diamond Tower, view of the port area and all the statues. Yongdusan was worth the visit for us and we believe it would be enjoyable during the day to get a view of the surrounding landscape. When we went in December there were Christmas decorations and some cool light displays and projections. The Diamond Tower is up here as well as a fully stocked souvenir shop and clean bathrooms. The closest metro station is Nampo exit 1 and we'd recommend taking the escalator up. There are a couple of cafes in the park area but we'd recommend checking out the surrounding area as there are many good places to eat and shop.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 21, 2023
  • Stu2247
    Solihull, United Kingdom790 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice park right by the Busan Tower.
    A nice are to visit, some souvenir shops, cafe and toilets all located close by. I liked the bell in particular. There are plenty of cats roaming around for the cat lovers amongst us. Some nice monuments and good photo opportunities. We didn't go up the tower as we were on a tour and on a schedule. Free to enter the park and mooch around. The flower clock is also worth a photo.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2024
  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark5,206 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Few Decent Photos - And You're Out of the Park Again
    Yongdusan Park is located a few steps - or an escalator ride - up a small hill in the middle of Busan. From here, you can continue up to Busan Tower. And it's a decent place to spend about half an hour, taking a few photos of a beautiful dragon, a big bell, and a couple of other small things. But you can't possibly spend much longer here. Suddenly, you're out again.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 10, 2024
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Darryl H
Singapore, Singapore61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Nice park located at the base of the Busan Diamond Tower. Quite accessible to get there via Nampo station, but would require some walking up and down the hill to get to the park. Interesting monuments around the park include a bell building, statues and a pretty flower clock. Recommended to go around evening to night.
Written March 5, 2023
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Culinary-Consultants
Ferrara, Italy3,745 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Yongdusan Park - 부산타워 is really a breath of fresh air. Specially after the disappointing experience we had at the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple - 해동 용궁사.

Here you have to access from the famous commercial street in the downtown. Then one need to take a long line of electric staircases to arrive to the actual top.

Once there everything is nice and well organized. There is a shrine and not too crowded either. People praying there can be seen in an orderly fashion (the way it should be) and the place is well surrounded by giant Bonsai trees that make the place exotic and beautiful.

Within the same area is the famous Busan Tower - 부산타워. (reviews of this tower will come afterwards).

This is a nice place to relax, to overview Busan and to appreciate the greenery and relaxed people who are there. We do highly recommend it.
Written February 3, 2020
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark5,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Yongdusan Park is located a few steps - or an escalator ride - up a small hill in the middle of Busan.

From here, you can continue up to Busan Tower. And it's a decent place to spend about half an hour, taking a few photos of a beautiful dragon, a big bell, and a couple of other small things.

But you can't possibly spend much longer here. Suddenly, you're out again.
Written May 10, 2024
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LuckyTravelerRonaldo
Perth, Australia647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
On our way back from Gamcheon Cultural Village we found this park. From Nampo town we found an elevator up the hill that saved us from 150 steps up (I counted the steps as we walked down). Nice park and nice city views.
Written October 15, 2023
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Stu2247
Solihull, UK790 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A nice are to visit, some souvenir shops, cafe and toilets all located close by. I liked the bell in particular. There are plenty of cats roaming around for the cat lovers amongst us. Some nice monuments and good photo opportunities. We didn't go up the tower as we were on a tour and on a schedule. Free to enter the park and mooch around. The flower clock is also worth a photo.
Written April 3, 2024
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Dave K
London, UK133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Stopping in port in South Korea, there are quite a few attractions to see. When you come out of the port, you need to go through Busan Station (exit 7). There is an information desk inside the station if you are unsure. The station itself has cafes and restaurants. When you come out of the station, you can cross over the road and you will find China Town, ideally if you want to go here, the shops open around lunch time. You can walk to Yongdusan Park, it takes approx 20 minutes and you will see sign posts for the Busan Tower and Lotte. We took some parallel roads which are quite steep and you can see the top of the Tower. There are many paths to the Tower. When you reach the top, you have some great views and pictures. You can pay extra to go up the tower if you wish. There is also a temple, a flower clock along with some additional points of interest. You can then take the escalator and stairs down which takes you to Fashion Street, you may need to go through the underground station. This will then lead you to the Lotte department store (Gwangbok branch). Here you have the chance to shop and buy any souvenirs. However the must see at the Lotte department store is the waterfall feature on the ground floor. Once you see this, get the lift to the top of the department store (11th floor) to get to the sky garden observatory deck. Here you will have some fantastic photo opportunities and excellent views across Busan as opposed to going inside the tower. I would say need need a minimum of 45 minutes to really appreciate the views here. there is also a cafe on the top, you will also be able to see your cruise ship from the sea view. Now if you go back to reverse route i.e. walking towards Busan Tower, you can see sign post for the 40 steps culture and theme street, here you will find random sculptures where you can take great photos. This will lead you back through China Town and parallel towards the Busan Station. To round up my trip, South Korea are famous for their Chile and Cane syrup fried Chicken. There is a small shop just before you head back into the Station, no seating in the shop, they have 3 sizes, a small will be enough to try. Overall these elements i.e.the park, the department store and 40 steps will take you between 3-5 hours depending on how much time you spend at each attraction and all of this is free.
Written April 2, 2018
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,941 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
Busan Tower is located in Yongdusan park. First getting there. Take the main subway line, that is line 1 to Nampo station. Go out exit 7. Do not take any other exit like some brochures might tell you. You will be walking away from the escalators and then forced to climb a steep hill. Once outside, you will be at the beginning of a beautiful brick and stone walking street. It is called Gwangbok-ro. Walk about 300 meters and on your right you will see a covered escalator. Take this to the top and you will be in Yongdusan park. There is a short flight of stairs at the very top. It is a sprawling landscaped area with benches for relaxing and then a short walk up to Busan Tower. As with any City Tower, the views of Busan are spectacular, the mountains to the north and the harbor to the south, Cost for observation deck was 4,000 won. There is a big souvenir shop on the first floor selling a nice selection of Korean handicrafts. Prices were reasonable. Love the masks and dolls. There is also a musical instrument museum which was closed when we were there. Additional charge for entrance. I visited during the day, but I imagine the view with lights at night would be just as beautiful. The escalator that brought you up is only one way, so you must walk down, but half way down is a coffee shop and Korean restaurant and a Buddhist temple. A worthwhile and recommended visit when in Busan.
Written November 2, 2013
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dori_lukey
Singapore, Singapore666 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Yongdusan Park sits atop a hill overlooking the ocean and it is a place that you will need to pass through in order to reach Busan Tower. You can reach this place via an escalator at Gwangbok-dong Cultural and Fashion street.

There's nothing much here except a view of the surrounding area and amenities that you would normally expect to find in a park. Benches, shelters, flowers, tress and artworks. Most people pass through this place to get to Busan Tower, me suspects, so if you're planning to visit this place, might as well drop by Busan Tower too.

Can include the park and Busan Tower together in your itinerary when you're visiting the Jagalchi and Nampo area.
Written August 6, 2018
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freddiemv2
San Antonio, TX120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
The Busan tower is a must on your to-do list. It is located 5 minutes from the international market in a nice park. There is a great panoramic view of Busan from the observatory floor at the top.
Written September 2, 2013
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chewycandy
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Friends
I find that is quite boring, nothing much to do at the park and all you can do is just to go up to the tower which I didn't. Maybe you will feel is fun after going up the tower haha
Written May 29, 2012
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