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Yongdusan Park & getting there | Seoul, South Korea

Yongdusan Park 용두산 공원 (Nampo-dong, Busan)

부산광역시 중구 용두산길 37-55 (광복동2가) | 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan

  • Park is opened all year round.

  • Busan Diamond Tower Observatory: 10:00-22:00 (ticket office closes at 21:30).

Yongdusan Park - Admission Fees

Busan Diamond Tower Observatory: Adult: 12,000 won / Senior (age 65+) & Child (age 3-12): 9,000 won / Infant (age below 3): free

  • Jagalchi Station (line 1, exit 7). Walk straight passing the 1st road (on your left), turn left at the 2nd road (Gwangjang-ro) to BIFF Square, walk straight about 150m, turn right onto Gwangbo-ro to Gwangbokro Fashion Street, walk for another 440m and the escalator to Yongdusan Park will be on your left. 13 mins walk.

TIP: Key attractions at Nampo-dong can be enjoyed in an easy loop walking course starting from:

BIFF Square → Gukje Market Food Street → Gwangbokro Fashion Street → Yongdusan Park → Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch) → Jagalchi Market + Open-air fish market.

  • Nampo Station (line 1, exit 1). Walk straight, turn right on the first street, Gudeok-ro 22beon-gil and walk straight to reach the escalator leading to Yongdusan Park. 3 mins walk.

Yongdusan Park sits on Yongdu Mountain (or Yongdusan), one of the three famous mountains in Busan.

The mountain was originally called Songhyeonsan Mountain, referring to a mountain with sea view through the dense pine tree forest. It was later renamed to Yongdu Mountain as the mountain peak was shaped similar to a dragon's head (Yongdu), protecting the area from foreign sea invaders.

Entrance to Yongdusan Park via Gwangbok-ro

Yongdusan Park can be accessed via the stairs/escalator located at Gwangbok-ro (cross street: Gudeok-ro 22beon-gil).

Around Yongdusan Park

There are photo zone, monuments (e.g. Statue of the Great Admiral Yi Sun-sin, Dragon Sculpture) and a flower clock at Yongdusan Park.

Busan Diamond Tower 부산다이아몬드타워

The most significant structure at Yongdusan Park is the Busan Diamond Tower. It was originally named as Busan Tower when it first opened in 1973. After the redevelopment project in 2021, it reopened and renamed as Busan Diamond Tower.

The top of the 120m tall Busan Diamond Tower is modelled after the baldaquin of Dabotap Pagoda in Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju.

a) Busan Diamond Tower - Floor Guide

T5 - Observatory

T4 - Flying Submarine

T2 - Black Wonderland

Lobby - Ticket Box / Gift Shop

Popular Attractions in Nampo-dong

b) Busan Diamond Tower - Observatory (T5)

The tower offers 360 degree views of Busan City, Busan Port, sea and mountain range.

c) Busan Diamond Tower - Flying Submarine (T4)

d) Busan Diamond Tower - Black Wonderland (T2)

There several attractions between Jagalchi Station (line 1) and Nampo Station (line 1) in Nampo-dong that are within easy walking distance to each other.

Where to Stay in Nampo-dong & Nearby Attractions

If you are staying a few days in Busan and would be visiting most tourist attractions, you can consider to stay a few nights in Nampo-dong (Central Busan) before moving to East Busan (for Haeundae, Cheongsapo, Gijang).

Nampo-dong is serviced by 2 popular subway stations, Nampo Station and Jagalchi Station on Line 1. These stations are only 2-3 subway stops away from Busan Station and 8-9 stops away to Seomyeon Station on the same line.


💡It generally takes about an 1hr on subway from Haeundae Station to Jagalchi/Nampo Station with 1 line transfer.

Besides getting to Nampo's attractions easily, Nampo is a good base for public buses to Songdo Beach, Busan Air Cruise, Songdo Yonggung Suspension BridgeHuinnyeoul Culture Village, Jeoryeong Coastal Trail, Gamcheon Culture Village and Taejongdae Resort Park. Several Busan day tours offer pick up from Nampo as well. 

a) Hotel Foret Premier Nampo (★★★ 8.5 Review Rating)

There are quite a number of affordable accommodation options in Nampodong near the 2 subway stations. Here are KoreaToDo's recommended hotel picks based on their popularity, unique offerings and walking distance to Jagalchi Station or Nampo Station.

Hotel Foret Premier Nampo is conveniently located along the main road, Gudeok-ro, 3 mins walk from exit 7 of Jagalchi Station and about 60m to BIFF Square.

b) Stanford Inn Busan (★★★ 8.7 Review Rating)

Stanford Inn Busan is located across the road from Hotel Foret Premier Nampo, 3 mins walk from exit 10 of Jagalchi Station. All rooms are fitted with bathtubs.

c) LaValse Hotel (★★★★ 8.1 Review Rating)

If you appreciate hotel room with a view, then​ you must not miss out Lavalse Hotel, particularly its Corner Room. Most rooms at LaValse Hotel enjoy fantastic ocean view and bridge view (Namhangdaegyo, Yeongdodaegyo, Busandaegyo and/or Busanhangdaegyo). It is located about 10 mins walk from exit 8 of Nampo Station along the side of Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch) and across the scenic Yeongdo Bridge.

d) Island Hotel Busan (★★★★ 8.5 Review Rating)

Island Hotel Busan is located just across Yeongdo Bridge as well, 6 mins walk from exit 8 of Nampo Station. The hotel offers great view of Busan Port and Nampo-dong cityscape.


Map of Getting to Yongdusan Park & Attractions in Nampo-dong

Getting to Yongdusan Park & Location Map of Top Places around | Busan, South Korea

Map of Key Attractions at Yongdusan Park

Map of Key Attractions at Yongdusan Park | Busan, South Korea

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