As a coastal city in southern Korea, Busan is known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the land of kimchi. Do you know why? Because Busan is the convergence place of the “quintessence” of a most modern tourist destination while preserving the beauty of the natural landscape including both the forest and the sea! Especially the fun activities and entertainment in Busan at night are rich, vibrant and extremely attractive. So, what to do in Busan at night (what to do at night in Busan). Let’s check it out our Busan Korea nightlife blog (Busan nightlife, Busan South Korea nightlife, Busan nightlife foreigners) with suggested 12 best Busan things to do at night (things to do at night in Busan, things to do in Busan at night) and best places to visit at night you should not miss in Busan to find out the answer!
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Busan things to do at night: Eating and shopping at the Busan night markets
Gukje Night Market
Eating and shopping are indispensable needs when traveling, right? Jagalchi Seafood Market is so famous, but at night in Busan there are also Gukje and Bupyeong Kkangtong night market. At Gukje Market, you can get lost in the maze of souvenir products, clothes, toys, household items … and food is also should not miss at Gukje market.
Gukje Market (Nampodong International Market)
Address: 25 Gukjesijang 2-gil, Gwangbok-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Hours: 7AM–10PM / Closed: 1st & 3rd Sundays
Phone: +82 51-245-7389
Getting there: Take the subway to Jagalchi Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 7. Then walk 5 minutes to come.
Bupyeong Night Market
And Bupyeong night market is famous near and far by many diverse dishes with flavors of other Asian countries, such as the Philippines, China, Indonesia and even Vietnam! In addition, you should not miss the opportunity to enjoy traditional Korean dishes such as hotteok (Korean sweet pancakes served with peanuts), seafood bread, sweet red bean porridge, yubu jeongol (stewed tofu soup) …
Bupyeong Night Market is not only famous for selling cheap, fresh agricultural products, but at night it is also a place attracts many visitors to enjoy the multicultural cuisine of many countries around the world. Most of the dishes at this market follow the criteria: delicious, nutritious, cheap and absolutely guaranteed hygiene and safety. Food and souvenir stalls are located in the middle of the entrance to the market but are organized neatly and clean. Coming here, you will be immersed in the bustling atmosphere, with the trading activities taking place very exciting.
Bupyeong Kkangtong Night Market
Address: 39 Bupyeong 1-gil, Bupyeong-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone: +82 51-243-1128
Getting there: [Local bus] Bupyeong (Kkangtong) Market: Regular bus No: 8, 11 , 96 , 103 , 113 , 126 / Express bus No: 1000
Things to do at night in Busan: Vibrant beaches
The two vibrant, bustling and busiest beaches in Busan are Gwangalli and Haeundae, why? Haeundae Beach is famous for tourists because of its bustling nightlife with long rows of popular bars, clubs, hostels and restaurants that serving Western food.
Address: 264, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea
Getting there: [Subway] Haeundae Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 5, 7. Then walk straight for about 500m.
Meanwhile, the Gwangalli beach is extremely suitable for those who love to take photos because of the shimmering, glowing of Gwangan Bridge that is a typical symbol of the coastal city of Busan at night. Around these two areas, you can easily find so many popular street food, and on weekends, it gets more crowded because there are fairs, street art performances … both crowded and fun. Although crowded and bustling, but you do not worry about the crowded with people, because there are still many “empty” sections for you to spread canvas, sip, eat and chat with friends in the real night atmosphere in Busan, that is very chill.
Address: 219, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan, Korea
Getting there: Take the Bus No. 1, 38, 41, 62, 83, 83-1, 108 then get off at Gwangalli Beach Bus Stop.
Gwangalli is one of the most famous beaches in Korea, the highlight here is the longest Gwangan sea bridge in Korea, designed with a multi-storey structure, including 8 lanes and equipped with art deco is very splendid with over 100.000 different lighting effects that changing from hour to hour, day to day, and season to season. At night, the whole bridge is lights up by colorful lights, looks extremely shimmering and fanciful.