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“Cultural events held there” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yongdusan Park

Yongdusan Park
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US$134.99*
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Full-Day Busan Tour Including Gamcheon Culture Village
Ranked #12 of 209 things to do in Busan
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Singapore
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“Cultural events held there”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

I was shopping at Gwongbok-ro on Sunday morning and accidentally noticed the sheltered escalator that goes up to Yongdusan. There are actually a few flight escalators before reaching the park.

There are some traditional dance performance at the park. Dancers dressed up in colourful traditional clothes, very nice. Not sure if they held it there on every Sunday, quite a large crowd of local audience.

I didn't go up to Busan tower as it seems very crowded. Below the tower, you can see "Lover Locks", some with note of messages attached to it. This type of locks are common in Japan and Korea..I even saw them at Gyeongju Station too.

Visited October 2013
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“Great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

I would not come here all the way just to go up the tower, but if you are nearby, I would say it's worth a visit especially if the skies are clear!

After lunch at Jagalchi market, our tour guide led us through Gwangbok-dong Culture & Fashion Street before arriving at Busan Tower. It was a nice, leisurely walk.

The tower looks old (not very big), but it is well-maintained (looks like it just had a fresh coat of paint). The observation deck area isn't huge. However, the views of Busan were great from there!

Before you take the lift up the tower (or on your way out), take a few minutes to look at the photos of Busan attractions at the lift lobby.

Visited October 2013
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“Busan Tower location at Yongdusan Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

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.

Visited October 2013
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“Busan Tower, Yongdusan Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

The Tower is 120 meter high with an observation deck. a ticket to go up cost 4000w and it is not expensive compared to many other towers in other countries. When you look out from the observation deck the view and scenery is beautiful. The best time recommended is about 5 pm you can view Busan at day light and sit around an hour + until 6.30pm when it get dark you can view Busan in night scenery, You will view it in day and night scenery.
Places near Busan Tower are within walking distance - Gukie Market, Jagalchi market, BIFF square, Gwangbokro Shopping street. In Korea cosmetics products are worth buying value for money.

Visited October 2013
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“tower is worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

The views from the observation deck show a lot of Busan. Great overview. The city at night is lit up .

Visited October 2013
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