Yongdusan Park is one of the most popular parks in Busan. It is not too crowded compared to other parks. Everything is also well-organized, making it a nice place to relax. In addition, the calmness of the park was loved by many locals and tourists as well. You can see many of them resting and simply enjoying the park’s calm ambiance.
About Yongdusan Park (용두산공원)
Yongdu Mountain where Yongdusan park is located is used to be called Songhyeon Mountain or Choryangso Mountain, as it is covered by a dense forest of pine trees. According to its history, it is burned down by the disastrous fire in December 1954. After this, a reforestation project was carried out and then named as Unam Park. Then, after the April 19 Revolution in 1960, its name was changed to Yongdusan Park.
Furthermore, it has a panoramic view of Busan Port which can be seen from the Busan Tower.
Located in the park is the landmark of Busan, the Busan Tower. It is the most conspicuous among all the park’s amenities. It is a symbol of Busan that stands proudly at 69 meters above sea level at a height of 120 meters. Here, visitors can also enjoy its exhibition rooms that display interactive media art and fall in love with the view of the city from its observatory.
Statue of the Great Admiral Yi Sun-sin
Also, one of the highlights of Yongdusan Park is the statue of the Great Admiral Yi Sun-sin. He is a symbol of the integrity and salvation of the country on battles against the Japanese.
Statue of Baeksan Ahn Hee-je
It is a bust of the Busan-based independent activist, Baeksan An Hee-je, who spreads national power in various fields such as national education and fostering national enterprises as well.
The Bell of the Citizens
A bell containing the hearts and sincerity of Busan citizens. Moreover, it was built to promote citizens’ harmony and pride by wishing for the development and prosperity of Busan Metropolitan City.
It is the only flower clock installed in 18 locations nationwide with second hand. This large clock in the flower garden moves cheerfully all day and is used to welcome the New Year’s Eve.
Right after you take the escalator from the Gwangbok Street entrance you will be welcomed by the Byeokcheon Falls as well as these cute art houses.
Traditional Hanbok Experience Center
Moreover, inside the park is a traditional hanbok shop where you can rent and experience wearing a Hanbok while walking around the park.
Popular Markets and Streets Nearby
There are numerous markets around Yongdusan Park. These include Jagalchi Market, Gukje Market, Bupyeong Kkangtong Market, BIFF Street, and Gwangbok-dong Cultural & Fashion Street.
Want to enjoy the beauty of Busan both day and night? Head to Yongdusan Park and see its unending charm.
Open 24 Hours- all year round
Busan Tower, Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin, Citizen’s bell, Flower clock, Poetry Street, Baeksan An Hui Jae Monument, Yongdusan Park Memorial Monument, Yongtap Pagoda, Yongdusan Art Gallery, Octagonal Pavilion, Restrooms, etc.
How to Get There
Address: 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea (부산광역시 중구 용두산길 37-55)
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 park. You can use the escalator entrance close to the station to reach the park more conveniently.