Do you want to see a picturesque view of Busan City? If Seoul has Namsan Tower, Busan also has an observatory where visitors can see Busan’s panoramic view day and night. They call it the Busan Tower. If you’re interested in seeing a spectacular 360-degree view of the city, head up to Busan Tower.
Busan Tower was built on October 9, 1973. It is a symbol of Busan that stands proudly at 69 meters above sea level at a height of 120 meters. Also, the base of the tower is interconnected with several galleries and souvenir shops. Compared to many other towers with observation decks primarily built as TV and radio towers, Busan Tower doesn’t have any transmitting equipment and is only used for entertainment purposes. Visitors can enjoy its exhibition rooms that display interactive media art and also fall in love with the view of the city from its observatory.
Just beside the Tower is the Octagonal Pavilion. Here, you will find stores such as A Twosome Place, VIPS Burger, and a snack bar. You might as well spend some time here right after you visit the observatory.
Obviously, Busan Tower is smaller compared to the tower in Seoul. But one thing I liked about the place is, it’s very relaxed, peaceful, has a fresh atmosphere, and not so crowded.
There are also love padlocks but are lesser compared to Seoul Tower.
Busan Tower is located at Yondusan Park. Aside from the tower itself, you will also see a Statue of the Great Admiral Yi Sun-sin, the Bell of the Citizens, a Flower Clock, and a bust of the Busan-based independent activist, Baeksan An Hee-je.
There are also numerous markets around Busan Tower. These include Jagalchi Market, Gukje Market, Bupyeong Kkangtong Market, BIFF Street, and Gwangbok-dong Cultural & Fashion Street.
Busan Tower is a good place to get a nice 360-degree view of Busan as well as the city’s port view. Aside from showcasing a lovely day view it also offers a stunning view at night.
Come, visit, see it for yourself, and enjoy the breathtaking view of Busan City.
Open all year round – 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Last ticket sales 7:30 PM)
NOTE Hours of operation are subject to change depending on weather conditions and operation policies. At present, the tower suspended its operation of facilities due to Covid 19.
***Discount tickets for senior citizens are available for observatory and exhibition only. Children under the age of 3 years are not charged for a ticket.
Address: 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea (부산광역시 중구 용두산길 37-55 (광복동2가) 용두산공원 내)
By Subway: Take Busan Subway Line 1, then get off at Nampo Station and exit via Exit 7. It is so close to the Nampo subway stop. Walk for approximately 5 minutes. There’s a covered escalator (decorated with neon lights and a very unique roof) that will take you up the hill to the Busan Tower.
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