Enjoy the Night View in Seoul!

If you ask me to describe Seoul with one word, I must use the night culture. There are many charming places in Seoul that you can enjoy them at night with your friends or lovers, such as the Namsan Tower (서울 N 타워, 남산타워) and Itaewon (이태원). But what I introduce to you today is the Banpo Bridge (반포대교) and the Cheonggyecheon (청계천). As we all know that Seoul is a city surrounded by Han River. So you can enjoy the scenery on both sides of the river.

 

Banpo Bridge

Banpo Bridge is one of the five most beautiful bridges in Seoul. Located in the Gangnam, Banpo Bridge is famous for its Rainbow Fountain, the world’s longest bridge fountain. Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain operates from April to October every day, four to six times a day for 20-minutes. If your schedule is very intensive, I advise you to check the operation time on the official website first.

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The atmosphere of the Banpo Bridge is quite good. During the show time, you can enjoy the music too. There are several songs broadcasted when the rainbow fountain begins. The rainbow fountain has different movements with different songs. It is just like a pretty girl dancing. I still remember the songGee. the symbol of k-pop music.

You can enjoy the rainbow fountain while having a picnic in the Seoul City Park right beside the bridge. Every night, many people take pictures with their DSLR and camera to remember the beautiful moment. I strongly suggest you bringing your camera or selfie stick with you. Then you can take photos and leave a good memory.

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Enjoying the time with my friends

The architecture on the opposite of the Park seems to be another good place to enjoy the night scenery. It is new without fee and there are some souvenir shops, coffee shops and small concert hall here. The main building of it has 5 floors. On the top of the building, you can see the whole scenery of Gangnam. The color of the light will change several minutes.

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Directions to Banpo Bridge

[Subway]

You can take the subway to the Dongjak Station (동작역) (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 1 or 2.

Or, Express Bus Terminal Station (고속버스터미널역) (Seoul Subway Line 3,7 or 9), Exit 8-1.

– Go straight for 250m, and turn right at the Express Bus Terminal 4-way intersection.

– Continue going straight for 400m and cross the street at the crosswalk.

– Go straight through the underpass to arrive at the park.

[Bus]

Take Bus 405 or 8340 and get off at Banpo Hangang Park (반포한강공원).

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[Taxi]

Also you can go there by taxi. It maybe costs you 5000KRW from Itaewon to Banpo Bridge.

 

Cheonggyecheon

After talking about the long bridge, let’s focus on the river in the city center. It took the government a lot of effort to reconstruct the Cheonggyecheon. The length of it is 5.8 kilometers.

It is divided into several parts and the most famous part is located at the city hall. You can go there by subway and stop on the city hall station (시청역). Then you come out of the exit 2 and 5 minutes walking you can arrive. Many families go there and enjoy their family hours.

It was difficult for me to find restaurants here. I just walked straight and turned left, following my senses. Amazingly, I arrived at Myeongdong (명동). In fact, Seoul is not very large and the distance between the famous landmarks is not far. So if you don’t mind walking, it’s just a 15 minute walk to Myeongdong, where you can get a nice treat for dinner.

There are many other good places you can enjoy your night life. I will explore other good places of Korea and share with you. See you next time.

 

Sources: asiaenglish.visitkorea.or.kr

 

Article by Jessica from China

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