Address : 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Address in Korean: 부산광역시 중구 용두산길 37-55 (광복동2가)
Telephone: +82-51-245-1066/ 82-51-860-7820
Operating Hours: Yongdusan park :Busan Tower : 9:00 am – 10:00 pm (Oct-Mar) / 8:30 am-10:00 pm(Apr-Sep)
Yongdusan Park : free
Age 16 or over: 4,000 won / 3-15: 3,500 won
Facilities for the Handicapped: Parking lot, Elevator, Wheelchair lift, Restrooms
Busanstation(On Busan Subway Line no. 1), get off at Nampo-dong Station. (5 min ride) Go out Exit 1 of Nampo-dong Station, walk 10 minutes.
Express Bus Terminal : Take a bus at Nopo-dong Station and get off at Nampo-dong Station. (50 min ride) Go out No. 1 of Nampo-dong Station, walk 10 minutes.
Gimhae international Airport : Take bus #310 and get off at Gumi Cultural Center in Daecheong-dong, walk 10 minutes. (1-hour ride).
※ From Jung-guGwangbok-dong Fashion Street, take the escalator to the park.
Yongdusan Park, one of the most popular mountains in Busan
Yongdusan in downtown Busan, is one of the 3 well-known mountains in Busan. Its old name is Songhyunsan, which means a mountain has a view of the sea through the dense fine tree forest. Later the name has changed into Yongdusan. It came from its shape, which is similar to dragon head and people thought it has a spirit to defeat enemies coming over the sea.
On the mountain were shrine built by Japanese people during Japanese colonial role, but now are Cheokhwabi monument (the stone monument to the exclusion of foreigners from the country), Chunghontap (memorial tower for Korean war victims), 4.19 Revolution monument (the student’s anti-government revolt), the statue of General Lee Sunsin(the great commander in Joseon Dynasty period(1392-1910)) and Busan tower.
During Korea war, displaced people built houses on it even on the top, but 2 times of big fires took all them away making it bald mountain. Since then, fierce efforts to plant trees have created such beautiful park. The name of the park was once Unampark in the time of the Liberal Party’s ruling but it went back to Yungdosan park after April revolution (1960). It is a place with beautiful scenery. Especially the night landscape from Busan tower is magnificent.
Attractions of Yongdusan Park
*Busan Tower(73.11.21) – 129m high (2 lifts), 1,510㎡ (Exhibition hall and Souvenir shop)
* Palgakjeong (Octagonal Pavillion) (73.11.21) – 3 stories, 915㎡ (1F:Aquarium, 2,3F:resting place)
*Exhibition pavilion(73.11.21) – 2 stories, 1,900㎡
*Statue of the Great general Lee Sunsin(56.3.20) – 12m high
* Cheongdongyongtap (Bronze Dragon tower) (89.9.7) – 4m high, Donganhuijehyungsang(a bust of an activist for national independence, An Huije (pen name, Dongan) – stone bust
*Flower clock (73.10.8))- 5m in diameter
*Welfare Center for the Elderly – 413㎡
*Literary monuments – 9 monuments made of native rock
*Busan citizens’ bell pavilion – 60.84㎡ of floor area, 11.62 m high
* Buddhist temple
Gallery * Click images to enlarge