Yongdusan is so named because the shape of the mountain seems to resemble the head of a dragon that climbs out of the sea. A popular park for both residents and visitors alike, it is a small oasis from the cars and skyscrapers of the city. There is a covered escalator from Gwangbok-dong that goes up the incline. This hillside park houses a statue of Admiral Yi Sun-shin, the great naval commander of the Joseon Dynasty.
The most popular attraction here is the Busan Tower, which climbs high above the harbor. It's worth paying the admission just to see the view. From the top, you'll be treated to wonderful views of the harbor and nearby Yeong-do. On clear days, you can see as far out as Japan's Tsushima island. This is also a great place to enjoy the city lights. In addition to the tower, the park has an aquarium, a cafe, and restaurants. Quite often on summer weekends you'll stumble upon free cultural events and performances.