Yongdusan Park is one of the most popular parks / mountains in Busan. Yongdusan Park is known for the Busan Tower which over looks the city and the Admiral Yi Sun-Sin Statue among many other things. Another Yi Sun-sin Statue is in Seoul. During Japanese Colonial Rule, a Japanese Shrine was built on this site but is now replaced with monuments and towers dedicated to Korean War Victims, Peace in Korea and the 4.19 Revolution Movement.
During the Korean war a high number of people around Korea sought refuge in Busan thus increasing the city population enormously. Most of the available land was used to build homes and Yongdusan Park had houses covering it to the very top of the mountain. These homes were destroyed by fires in later years and the Busan Government spent a lot of time and money turing the area into a park for people to enjoy.
The main attraction at the Yongdusan Park is Busan Tower. Busan Tower is 120 metres high and offers stunning views of Busan City especially at night. There is also a World Folk Museum of Musical Instruments.
Opening Hours / Admission:
The park is open 24 hours a day all year round.
Busan tower is open every day of the year. In summer (April – September) the opening time is 08:30 am – 22:00 pm. In winter (October – March) the opening time is 09:00 am – 22:00 pm.
The Folk Museum is open from 10:00 am – 18:00 pm
Busan Tower is 4,000 won for Adults and 3,500 won for Youths.
The Folk Museum costs 2,500 won for Adults and 2,000 won for Youths.
There is a combined ticket for 5,000 won for Adults and 4,000 won for Youths.
How to get to the Yongdusan Park Busan Tower:
Take line 1 to Nampo-dong Station and leave exit 1 and follow the map below.
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