How To Visit Busan X The Sky And Sky 99 In Haeundae 2024

Create unforgettable memories and see the sights of Busan and beyond from the Busan X The Sky observatory on the 100th floor of the Landmark Tower on Haeundae Beach. Korea’s largest observatory not only offers you incredible views, it is home to the fine dining restaurant Sky 99 Grill and Pasta, where you can eat a delicious meal in style 99 floors above the beach.

Find out how to visit Busan X The Sky, including details of where it is, how to get there, how to book tickets, what to see there, and when to visit. There’s also lots of useful information about the Sky 99 Grill and Pasta restaurant and why it’s one of the best places in Busan for a romantic dinner for two.

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What Is Busan X The Sky?

Busan X The Sky is an observatory on floors 98 to 100 of Landmark Tower in Haeundae, part of the Haeundae LCT The Sharp complex of towers that stand at the corner of Haeundae Beach in Busan. As well as offering views over Busan, there is also a fine dining restaurant on the 99th floor called Sky 99.

At 411.6 metres, Busan X The Sky is the tallest building in Busan and the second tallest in Korea after the Lotte World Tower in Seoul and home to the highest Starbucks in the world. Visitors to Busan X The Sky can experience panoramic views of Busan and the East Sea at day or night from each floor.

Built in 2019, this is Korea’s largest observatory and besides offering breathtaking views all around, there are a number of other attractions to see in Busan X The Sky. Stand on the Shocking Bridge – a glass floor 98 floors above Haeundae Beach and pose for pictures on the Sky Gate steps.

At Busan X The Sky you can watch the sun set over the city, explore three floors of sweeping city views, relax in the world’s highest cafe, buy memorable gifts, and enjoy a fancy meal out. Here are a few pictures of what you can see and discover at this fun attraction in Haeundae, Busan.

Getting There & Buying Tickets

Busan X The Sky is located on Haeundae Beach, a popular place to stay and visit in Busan, making it a convenient location for visitors and easy to access. The observatory is open year round from 10:00am each day. You can book a ticket on the day or online in advance (which is cheaper).

This section provides information about how to get to Busan X The Sky, how to buy tickets, how to book a table at the Sky 99 restaurant, and some tips about the best time to visit.

Busan X The Sky Details

Busan X The Sky is in the Landmark Tower of Haeundae LCT The Sharp.

Opening Hours:
10:00 – 21:00 daily
(last admission 20:30)

Ticket Prices:
Adults (13+) – ₩27,000
Children (3+) – ₩24,000
Under 3 years – Free

Address in Korean:
부산 해운대구 달맞이길 30

How To Book Tickets For Busan X The Sky

Entrance tickets are required to access the observatory on floors 98 to 100 or to eat at the Sky 99 restaurant. You can book tickets at the 1F ticket office inside the Landmark Tower. Look for the signpost at the end of Haeundae Beach to see the entrance.

Tip: Save time & money by booking Busan X The Sky tickets online – you’ll save 30% vs. buying the tickets at the ticket office.

How To Get To Busan X The Sky In Haeundae

Busan X The Sky is inside the Landmark Tower – the largest of the 3 towers that loom over Haeundae Beach, so it’s not hard to see how to get there. From Haeundae Station, walk towards Haeundae Beach and then turn left. Follow the beach until you reach a stone pier and the entrance to the tower is there. There’s a large signpost outside and plenty of advertising and welcome signs.

When To Visit Busan X The Sky For Blue Sky Views

I recommend visiting Busan X The Sky in autumn or winter for the best chance of clear skies. There is bad air pollution during spring and summer is the wettest time of the year, meaning there’ll be many clouds.

However, I visited in July and there were perfect blue skies, so check the weather as you travel and book accordingly. Busan is a coastal city, so the weather is often unpredictable and changes quickly.

Reserving A Table At Sky 99 Grill And Pasta Restaurant

The Sky 99 Grill and Pasta restaurant is a great place in Busan for a romantic lunch or evening meal with spectacular views. Reservations aren’t always necessary for the Sky 99 restaurant, but they can help you secure the window seats instead of interior seats. If you can understand Korean, you can reserve a table at the Sky 99 Grill and Pasta restaurant with Naver. Alternatively, you can contact the customer service number, which is 051-731-0098.

Available Facilities

On the 1st floor of the Landmark Tower, you will find lockers to store your goods, self-ticketing machines (multi-language) to print or buy tickets, a ticket desk to pay in person, and toilets (there are more at the top). Once you’ve purchased your tickets, you should make your way to the Sky Cruize, which is the elevator that will whizz you up to the 100th floor.

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What To See And Do At Busan X The Sky

Busan X The Sky is one of the hottest attractions in Busan and provides many activities and attractions for you to enjoy. You can spend an hour or two walking around the three floors of the observatory, or more if you plan to eat at the Sky 99 Grill and Pasta restaurant or get a coffee at Starbucks.

There are many temporary exhibitions that come and go depending on the season, such as the Baby Shark exhibition that was on when I visited Busan X The Sky. Blackup Coffee on the 98th floor has closed down and has been replaced with another temporary exhibition, leaving only Starbucks.

Here are all the things to see and do at Busan X The Sky (besides looking out the many windows).

Sky Cruize (Elevator)

The Sky Cruize elevator whisks you up from the 1st floor to the 100th floor in under a minute and provides a beautiful display on the walls and ceiling. On the way up, you’ll follow hot air balloons rising over Busan’s shoreline and high into the sky. When you head down again, the lift shows you plunging into the sea with fish and sharks swimming past you.

Shocking Bridge (Glass Floor)

The Shocking Bridge at Busan X The Sky is a glass walkway on the 100th floor that looks directly down to the waves crashing onto Haeundae Beach. This is certainly not for the faint hearted and it’s understandable if visitors here hug the rails as they pass over this jaw-dropping walkway. The Shocking Bridge is a great place for a selfie, looking down from above all the way to the ground below.

Sky Gate Photo Zone

The Sky Gate photo zone is a set of steps on the 98th floor that looks over Haeundae Beach and the East Sea. These steps are popular in Korea and can be found in beachside locations, providing an interesting perspective for photos and for the people at the top. It looks like a stairway to heaven as you’ll standing up high with only clouds or blue skies behind you.

Sky Wave Light Show

In the evenings, when it starts to get dark, the Sky Wave light show begins, displaying colourful patterns on a set of hanging blocks that resembles a stairway in the sky. The digital light show paints various scenes and displays on these blocks, accompanied by music. The light show occurs every hour at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, and 8:30pm and there’s an announcement to let you know when it’s due to begin.

World’s Highest Starbucks

Busan X The Sky has the honour of hosting the world’s highest Starbucks, which is located on the 99th floor. The views from this cafe look out in three directions and there are lots of window-side seats to sit at and take in the view with a cup of coffee. You can also buy souvenir Starbucks goods with unique Korean designs here.

Please note: There was a cafe called Blackup Coffee in Busan X The Sky. However, this closed in 2024.

Sky 99 Restaurant

A real highlight of a trip to Busan X The Sky is eating at the Sky 99 Grill and Pasta restaurant. This restaurant, located on the 99th floor, has the most incredible views you’ll find while eating out in Busan. There are window seats that face outwards, overlooking the Dalmaji Hill area with views to Songjeong Beach and beyond. Discounted couple and group deals are available that include entrance to the observatory. More details about dining at Sky 99 later in this article.

Line Light Isle

The Line Light Isle is a pretty glasswork installation that hangs above the stairs leading down from the 100th floor to the 99th floor in Busan X The Sky. Set against the background of blue skies and seas, this artwork of shimmering glass beads by artist Park Sun-Gi captures the light beautifully and is best appreciated from various angles as you walk downstairs. Watch it change shape, like waves crashing on a shore.

Sky Garden

The Sky Garden is the only part of Busan X The Sky where you can go outside and take pictures. This open-air photo zone in the south-eastern corner of the observatory has high walls with no ceiling, so you’re perfectly safe from everything but the rain. Take a picture with the X The Sky sign or one of the many photo zones in this area, or take a rest on one of the benches and take in the high altitude air.

Toilets With A View

The toilets at Busan X The Sky are some of the most unique toilets in Korea due to the remarkable view on offer while you do your business. Inside the cubicles, you will be treated to a view of Busan from the 98th floor, looking far and wide. The sign on the window recommends putting down the blind while using the toilet, which is certainly a good idea when visiting at night. Are you brave enough to try this toilet?

City Night Views

The best part about visiting Busan X The Sky for me was waiting until the sun set and seeing Busan’s night lights appear. The night time views of Busan from up high are really incredible and you can see how the dark mountains burst through the bright lights in many places, leaving hidden domes of darkness. On a clear day, you can see for miles and spot ships bobbing along on the sea below.

You can see night views in all directions from the Busan X The Sky observatory, but the best direction is looking over Haeundae Beach and along the coastline. You can spot famous sights such as the Gwangan Bridge, Dongbaek Island, The Bay 101, and Oryukdo Skywalk. The other two towers of Haeundae LCT The Sharp complex are very impressive, with digital displays lighting up the sky just below (pictured).

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Dining At The Sky 99 Grill And Pasta Restaurant

Located on the 99th floor in the Busan X The Sky observatory is a fine dining restaurant called Sky 99 Grill and Pasta that serves steak and pasta dishes for lunch and dinner. The main selling point of this exclusive restaurant, besides the delicious food, is the breathtaking views while dining.

Hallyu fans might recognise the Sky 99 restaurant as the location in ‘Now, We Are Breaking Up‘ where Song Hye-Kyo and Jang Ki-Yong have dinner together while staying at the Signiel Hotel (also in the Landmark Tower). At the Sky 99 restaurant, you can recreate you own K-Drama moment.

To eat at the Sky 99 restaurant, you will need to pay to enter the Busan X The Sky observatory. You can either book observatory entrance tickets and order from the a la carte menu, or you can book a lunch or any time package that includes entrance tickets for Busan X The Sky, which can be cheaper.

Here are the latest Sky 99 lunch and any time specials, as of summer 2023:

Sky 99 Lunch Specials

There are three lunch special offers for Sky 99 Grill and Pasta which include entrance to Busan X The Sky. These three lunch special offers are for 2, 3, or 4 people and include food and drinks. Time in the restaurant is limited to 2 hours and diners can eat at 11:00, 13:00, or 15:00.

Lunch Special Times:
Daily from 11:00 to 16:50
(last order 15:00)

Sky 99 Lunch Special Prices:
2 people: ₩109,000 (total)
3 people: ₩164,000 (total)
4 people: ₩219,000 (total)

Sky 99 Any Time Specials

There are two any time special offers for Sky 99 Grill and Pasta which include entrance to Busan X The Sky. These any time special offers are for 2 people and include food and drinks, including wine and dessert. Time in the restaurant is limited to 2 hours and diners can eat at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, or 19:00.

Sky 99 Any Time Special Times:
Daily from 11:00 to 20:50
(last order 20:00)

Sky 99 Any Time Special Prices:
Sky Set (2 people): ₩169,000 (total)
Ocean Set (2 people): ₩149,000 (total)

The Sky 99 lunch and any time special meals come with a range of steak and pasta options, including steak (tomahawk steak at lunch), shrimp bisque, spicy tomato pasta, bread, soup, salad, and soft drinks. The any time special comes with desserts and a glass of wine or vin chaud, too.

Considering the entrance fee for Busan X The Sky is ₩27,000, the lunch and any time sets can be great value. When I visited Busan X The Sky, I ordered the Ocean Set (₩149,000 for 2 people), which worked out as under ₩50,000 per person when you exclude the observation entrance fee.

The price for a steak and pasta meal with wine and dessert in a fine dining restaurant in Korea would normally cost around ₩50,000 per person. However, when you consider the spectacular views available at the Sky 99 restaurant, as well as the great service, this meal out was a bargain.

If you want a romantic meal out in Busan with fine dining and unbelievable views, the Sky 99 Grill and Pasta at Busan X The Sky is one of the best options available. After eating at this restaurant with my girlfriend and seeing the views, I would wholeheartedly recommend it.

To see both day and night views, I recommend booking a meal at 17:00 or 19:00 so you can see day views, watch the sunset, enjoy dinner, and then see Busan’s night views. In summer, the 19:00 dinner time would be best, while at other times of the year you should choose 17:00.

What To Do Near Busan X The Sky

Busan X The Sky is located on Haeundae Beach and is close to many of Busan’s most popular attractions. If you visit the observatory, here are some other attractions and activities you can enjoy nearby, including cliffside temples, family fun attractions, cafe streets, and a cute coastal monorail.

Here are some of the attractions and sights near Busan X The Sky:

Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach is Busan’s most famous beach and a popular place for tourists and locals to visit, especially during summer in Korea. This wide, sandy beach hosts thousands of beachgoers and is very convenient as you can rent all you need from the beach supply stores. At night, there are live performances by buskers which you can sit and enjoy while listening to the sound of the surf.

Haeundae Sky Capsule

Located close to Busan X The Sky, the Haeundae Sky Capsule and Haeundae Beach Train are an amazing way to see the coast and sights beyond Haeundae Beach. The Sky Capsule allows a group of people to leisurely travel above the shore, heading around the wooded slopes of Dalmaji Hill all the way to Cheongsapo Station, while the Beach Train takes you all the way to Songjeong Beach, a popular beach for surfing and watersports.

The Bay 101

Located at the end of Haeundae Beach behind the Westin Josun Busan Hotel, The Bay 101 is a yacht club that operates regular yacht tours around Busan’s harbour. As well as yacht tours, the Bay 101 is a fun place to eat and drink, with outdoor dining overlooking the towering skyscrapers on the other side of the harbour. If you’re not taking a cruise, visit at night for the best views of night lights reflecting on the water.

Haeridangil Street Cafe Area

North of Haeundae Station is Haeridangil Street – a cafe area that’s very popular with locals, but often overlooked by tourists. You can find award-winning restaurants and beautiful cafes in this area that serve up some of Busan’s best coffees and desserts. This residential area is very different from the developed parts of Haeundae and has a lot of charm that really needs to be seen to be appreciated.

Busan Sea Life Aquarium

The Busan Sea Life Aquarium is a great place to visit on Haeundae Beach and perfect if it’s raining in Busan. There are lots of fun fishy sights to see from around the world. Top sights in the aquarium include The Mermaid Show, the ocean floor glass tunnel, shark zone, and animal feedings (sharks, penguins, and otters).

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Centum City Spa Land

Described as one of the best sauna and hot springs in Korea, Spa Land in the giant Centum City department store is a great place to relax, unwind, and rest your body after exploring Busan. Located a short subway ride from Haeundae, this luxurious (yet very affordable) spa has 18 different hot springs and 13 theme spas to choose from, as well as spa treatments, massage chairs, restaurants, and more.

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Busan Lotte World

A family-fun theme park just a short bus or subway ride away from Haeundae Beach, Busan Lotte World is packed with thrilling rollercoasters, water rides, attractions, sights, and places to explore. See the themed attractions at Wonder Woods, Joyful Meadow, Underland, Rainbow Springs and other fun areas in the park.

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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is one of the most popular attractions near Haeundae Beach and is located close to Busan Lotte World. This historic temple is one of Korea’s only cliffside Buddhist temples and offers stunning views inside and out. Explore the many temple buildings and attractions and look out over the coast.

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Where To Stay In Haeundae

Haeundae is one of the best places to stay in Busan for several reasons. Haeundae subway station and many bus connections make it easy to travel across Busan. There are many sights and attractions in and near Haeundae. Furthermore, there’s a wide selection of hotels available for all budgets.

Travellers love Haeundae for its blend of traditional and modern Korea. Enjoy Korean street food at the traditional market and explore the beach and natural areas, such as Dongbaek Island and Dalmaji Hill. There’s also loads of great restaurants, cafes, bars, and nightclubs in Haeundae.

Whether you want to stay in a backpacker hostel, budget hotel, or five-star luxury, there’s somewhere perfect for you in Haeundae. If you’re only visiting Busan for a few days, then Haeundae is definitely the most convenient place to stay to see many of the city’s top sights and to see local culture.

Here are some of the best hotels in Haeundae:


Signiel Hotel

Conveniently located in the Landmark Tower, looking out over Haeundae Beach, this 5-star hotel offers one of the most luxurious stays in Busan. This modern, clean, and high quality hotel has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, and spa. There are a wide range of rooms, including lavish suites with views almost as good as the observatory.

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LCT Residence

If you want to stay in Haeundae but need more room than a standard hotel, then the LCT Residence in the Landmark Tower could be just what you’re looking for. These spacious suites are certainly not cheap, but they provide you with a magnificent home away from home. These 2 & 3 bedroom apartments are perfect for families and groups travelling to Busan.

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Ramada Encore Haeundae

The Ramada Encore in Haeundae is a clean and conveniently located hotel outside Haeundae Station. This mid-range hotel has budget prices and is a great base for people who want to stay in Haeundae and also travel to other parts of the city. A good choice for couples, solo travellers, and families, the Ramada Encore is a popular option for people staying in Haeundae.

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Shilla Stay Haeundae

The Shilla Stay Haeundae is part of the Shilla group of hotels, which provides luxury hotel rooms in Korea at affordable prices. This hotel is very clean and you’ll always find good service at this chain. It’s a great option for couples looking for a romantic hotel in Busan. Located right next to the beach, you can relax and unwind on the sand or in the hotel’s outdoor pool.

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SFX By Felix Hotel & Suite

The SFX By Felix hotel is conveniently situated right outside Haeundae subway station and the 1001 bus stop from Busan Station. This towering hotel looks out over Haeundae Beach and also the mountains that surround Busan. This tourist-friendly hotel offers a range of rooms, from budget-friendly doubles up to family-friendly suites. There are restaurants, cafes, and a cinema on the lower floors of the hotel.

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Toyoko Inn Haeundae 2

The Toyoko Inn Haeundae 2 is a business hotel that has some of the best prices in the area and is in a quieter area just off the beach. If you just need somewhere to sleep that’s close to the beach, then this hotel will be perfect. Free breakfast is included and washing machines are available for guests. Cheap and basic, but good quality and always reliable.

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Busan X The Sky FAQs

Finally, here are a few FAQs about visiting Busan X The Sky, in case the above information didn’t cover enough for you. If you have any other questions you’d like to ask, feel free to leave a comment.

When is the best time to visit Busan X The Sky?

The best time to visit Busan X The Sky is during the day when it’s sunny as you can see far across Busan and the East Sea. However, if you want to take pictures of Busan from the observatory, then night time is the best time to visit Busan X The Sky because there are fewer reflections on the glass windows at night.

How much does it cost to visit Busan X The Sky?

Entrance to Busan X The Sky costs ₩27,000 for adults and ₩24,000 for children 13 years and under. Children under 3 can enter Busan X The Sky for free. Discounted entry is possible with certain promotions or through online tour companies.

Where is Busan X The Sky located?

Busan X The Sky is located on Haeundae Beach in the Landmark Tower, part of LCT The Sharp complex of towers. It is on the 98th to 100th floor of this tower.

How much time should I spend at Busan X The Sky?

Expect to spend about 1 to 2 hours at Busan X The Sky to see the sights, take photos, see the attractions, and explore the observatory. There is a cafe and restaurant in the observatory where you can spend more time if you want to.

Which floor is Busan X The Sky on?

Busan X The Sky is an observatory in the Landmark Tower on Haeundae Beach. The observatory is Korea’s largest observatory and takes up the 98th, 99th, and 100th floor of the tower. Guests take an elevator to the 100th floor, then explore the observatory before descending from the 98th floor.

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