Exploring Busan: Yongdusan Park and Busan Tower

Hi guys! It's me again after a while of disappearing from the blogging world. I know, you guys probably think I'm such a lazy bum for not blogging these days but I was sick and I have no power to do anything. (~_~;) Today I'm back with another post! Are you guys excited? I hope you do! If you are not excited, I have to pinch your cheeks then! (ノ^_^)ノ

I love Busan because is a much more quiet, yet very vibrant city in comparison to Seoul. There are many things to do in Busan, including taking a trip up to the Busan Tower and Yongdusan Park for some amazing views of the city. So our first stop during our first day of touring in Busan was Yongdusan Park (용두산공원) and Busan Tower (부산타워). Thanks to Oppa who did all the research and planning before our trip!

There are an escalator and stairs off the street that leads to Yongdusan Park, where the Busan Tower is located.

There are various things to see after you go up the escalators or stairs.

Yongdusan Park is a park located in Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea. The 120-meter-high Busan Tower is located here. Yongdu means “dragon’s head” and “san” means “mountain”. The name is an allusion to the similarity of the mountain park, which is said to resemble a dragon’s head.

We were lucky that we visited during the nice weather. The first thing we saw upon reaching on top. It was quite a climb to get to the park, but well worth the peace and tranquility there.

Busan Tower is a symbol of Busan that stands proudly 69 m above sea level at a height of 120 m. The top of the tower is modeled after the baldaquin of Dabotap Pagoda in Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju.

Flower clock (73.10.8))- 5m in diameter.

One of the highlights of Yongdusan Park is the statue of Yi Sun-sin, Korea’s 16th-century naval hero.

The park also has a bust of writer Ahn Huijae. There is also the commemorative monument for the April 19th anti-government student protests.

Bell of the Citizens at Yongdusan Park is aptly named because it was funded with over 100,000 donations by Busan residents. The 25 ton, copper Korean bell (beomjong) was designed by Seung-rae Cho, a professor at Pussan National University, and manufactured by Hongjongsa in 1996. The etchings portray a dragon and nature scenes of the local area. Busan Citizens’ Bell is stuck ten times as a countdown during New Year’s Eve. It is also tolled on Independence Day (March 1) and Liberation Day (August 15).

Dragon Statue at Yongdusan Park in Busan.

I was surprised to find a lot of padlock and love notes here.

You can buy the padlocks or love notes from the souvenir shop at the Busan Tower and lock them on the place they provided.

While Oppa writing up the love notes I take a photo.

The park has some cafe and some of the restaurants.

A Twosome Place Cafe is a great spot to enjoy the views and rest your tired legs.

The cafe is spacious and has plenty of windows so you can watch the beauty of the Busan.

We ordered a New York cheesecake, Tiramisu cake, and an Iced Coffee to share.

Only tiramisu cake taste good but the New York cheesecake is too sweet and it doesn't taste like cheesecake. We, unfortunately, couldn't finish our cheesecake.

Iced coffee is just okay.

You have to buy tickets before enter the observation deck to the Busan Tower at a counter outside the entrance.

After having a rest for a while and charging my phone, we headed up to Busan Tower to the observatory to see the skyscape of Busan.

We took the elevator up to the top of the 120-meter high tower and enjoyed the 360-degree view of Busan.

Enjoy the view and snap some pictures!

Each section of large windows is complete with a small diagram to show you what buildings you can see in the distance.

Media art and VR are available to add more variety and entertainment.

This is an amazing place for trick photography and you can get cool photos of yourself by interacting with 3D paintings.

There is also a gift shop here in case if you want to buy something as a present. 

Oppa bought me a Moony Orgel Music Box.ヽ(^o^)ノ

I loved the Moony Orgel Music Box! The instrument songs in this music box are beautiful and sweet to hear.

I bought 2 key chains and a pair of magnets to put in front of the refrigerator door.

Loved the little key chains but expensive for a keychain.

This one should definitely be on top of your list as you can see whole Busan way up high from Busan Tower.

Yongdusan Park (용두산공원)

37-55 Yongdusan-gil, Gwangbokdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan
{부산광역시 중구 용두산길 37-55 (광복동2가) 용두산공원 내}

Nampo Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 7. Walk for approx. 5 min.

Busan Tower (부산타워)

37-30 Yongdusan-gil, Gwangbokdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan
(부산광역시 중구 광복동2가 용두산길 37-30)

Overall, Yongdusan park and Busan Tower isn't very big and I'd say spending 4-5 hours there is more than sufficient. Nevertheless, it's a good place to chill out with your family, friends or your partner. We were enjoying the moment and took pictures here and there, we were such narcists! LOL! If you have time, don't forget to check out Busan Tower and Yongdusan Park while you’re in Busan!

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25 Responses to "Exploring Busan: Yongdusan Park and Busan Tower "

  1. I've never heard of this city before, but it looks like a neat place to visit. I always think the padlock/love note things are fun to see. And the food looks delicious, too!

  2. Nice place to explore. The fridge magnets and key chains are cute and pretty.

  3. I think Bunsan Tower had made it's way in a lot of Korean dramas. I want to say that I saw this in Boys Over Flowers but I could mistaken.

  4. Very lovely place dear 😊

  5. Ok, The first picture is sooo adorable. I hope you had a great fun exploring!

  6. I've never been to Korea but there is certainly so many things to see and discover! I'd love to visit Busan!

  7. Hey, there are no lazy bums in blogging! Especially when you're sick. Glad to see you're on the mend and that you got to visit this enchanting place. How cool is that huge heart key chain?

  8. I dream of exporing more of Asia! Busan looks like a modern city! I would love to take my kids one day! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I've only been to Korea once, and it was a really short trip so I only got to see Seoul. I'll have to make a trip out to Busan if I get to go again :)

    Mai // maidoesthings.com

  10. would love to visit busan tower when i go to korea ✨ the 3D painting looks so great and instagramable 😂💕👍🏻

  11. Busan seems to be a fun city. it is so colorful and vibrant and so many places to see. The Yongdusan Park is going to my bucket list, and so is Busan Tower. I am surely going to visit these places and get some crazy Instagrammable pictures there.

  12. A great post! I love your blog < 3
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  13. Omg these photos are just amazing!! I've been to Busan but I haven't really traveled much around there .Thanks yto your blog I can now find these awesome places in Korea!! 💕💕

  14. I think my cousin would like going there with kids. Not exactly a place to visit for me though...

  15. I used to live in Korea actually, so reading this post has brought me back to that place and put a smile on my face!

  16. I used to live in Masan (many years ago) and went to Busan and this tower very frequently. It's a wonderful place for tourists to the city and locals alike, because of the incredible views of the harbor and the surrounding areas. Nampo-dong area is great for shopping/eating and having coffee. And a few stops away you can get some amazing Russian food at Busan Station China Town market.

  17. I don't understand. Is 'oppa' your boyfriend or your friend/brother? Interesting cup cake mouse cursor. This is the first time i've visited a site that looks kinda 'cute'. Glad you seemed to enjoy your visit to the tower. I've walked by it, but never headed up.

  18. I love this location So much happening and so much to see and do Thanks for sharing it xoxo Cris


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