Democracy Park

Democracy Park, Busan: Address, Phone Number, Democracy Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Democracy Park

24 reviews
Very good

Wirral, UK2,203 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
There are loads of photos with details from the Korean War. You can climb the steps to the monument or you can get the little lift that goes up the side (really handy). The monument is impressive and large and reminded me of a spaceship looking from underneath upwards. Really a special monument. The views are also great from the top.
Written June 16, 2019
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Busan46 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Democracy park is located near the busy shopping district of Nampo in Busan. This makes it a good place to go to get away from the crowds if you need a break. If you want up there it is a bit tough, depending on your route it'll probably take about an hour. There are paved and staired trails from most directions up there, or there are buses from near Jungang station (186, 86) station area and from Nampo station area (186, 86, 190). Once you're up there you can get some nice views of the harbour and the city, you can see some old locals playing a kind of Korean style chess, or you just relax and stroll around the shaded hills. It's a nice place to spend an afternoon.
Written March 8, 2017
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Matthew J Puett
20 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
Beautiful views of the city, and definitely a great park unto itself. Korea paves all of their parks with the jogging rubber-like pavement that makes walking everywhere easier on the legs and feet. Went on a foggy day after it rained but it only made the views more dramatic. I only had 5 hours in Busan and thus spot would be on the top of my to-do list (along with Jagalchi Market) if you're short on time!
Written May 7, 2016
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Busan, South Korea818 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
I had been here back in 1999 and wasn't impressed. I recently went back and liked it much better. Perhaps it's because this trip was on a weekday, so there weren't the crowds that were there the first time I went. They've renovated the area around the Choong-Hon ("Loyal Dead")Tower - it's beautiful in the fall and you get a great view of part of the city. We also went to Jungang ("Central") Park nearby. It's a recent addition to the area (five to eight years ago) and has monuments to those who sacrificed themselves in various democratic uprisings here since the establishment of the Republic in 1948. It's a poignant reminder of how far the country has come since the end of WWII and the Korean War. There was a small museum dedicated to the various movements. It costs only about 20 cents to enter and is well done for something its size. Most of the literature is in Korean, but there are visitor's pamphlets available in English, Japanese, and Chinese. On the top of the museum building is a great place to view the cityscape and the mountains behind it. Some parts of Jungang Park seem kind of run down, though, and it was a little depressing to look over the city of Busan and see all the brand new skyscrapers and other building projects going up while this memorial to freedom fighters is overrun with weeds and feral cats (one of which had drowned in one of the pools and was just floating around). Having said that, both parks (Democracy and Central) are free and are a great place to go to take in awesome views of the city and learn a little of Korea's amazing modern history.
Written October 10, 2013
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