Another bridge that is equally famous in Busan is the Busan Habor Bridge that you can admire from the Cheonghak riverside park (Cheonghak Waterside Park). Busan Harbor is very photogenic because constantly changing colors looks very eye-catching, so you can go to Cheonghak Park to just enjoy the scenery, walk or chat.
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Bars on Gwangalli Beach
In addition, along Gwangalli beach, there are many bars, pubs and coffee shops, you can choose a suitable restaurant to enjoy the panoramic view of Gwangan Bridge and enjoy a drink of your favorite.
Gwangalli Beach is an ideal spot if you want to enjoy craft beers. The idea is not bad with a night is more romantic with a little alcohol in your body, and you can also drink famous brewed beer of Busan too.
Gorilla (Address: 125 Gwangnam-ro, Gwangan 2(i)-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea / Hours: 5PM–12AM; Saturday: 1PM–1AM / Phone: +82 51-714-6258), the first bar for your evening itinerary in Busan (Gorilla has live music every Saturday), then head towards the beach, one by one you can choose to visit some other bars such as: Galmegi, Owl and Pussycat and Baobab. And finally end the romantic evening at Eva’s Gwangan right next to the sea.
What to do at night in Busan? Enjoy panoramic view of Busan at night
If you fall in love with the scenery of skyscrapers with sparkling, shimmering, glittering lights of Busan city at night, you should definitely not miss the places where you can satisfy your desires like Bay 101, Busan Tower or Gwangbok Observatory.
Bay 101 is the area of Heaundae’s most luxurious skyscrapers, like Singapore’s Marina Bay. Not far from here is the Nurimaru APEC House – the venue for the 2015 APEC Summit with a design style that blends between modern and traditional. If you come here, don’t forget to check-in, because from Narimaru you will be able to admire a beautiful view of the sea!
If you want to see the whole of Busan from above, you definitely have to visit Busan Tower. This is the second tallest tower in South Korea after Seoul’s Namsan Tower, and it is located in the grounds of Yongdusan Park, so you can take a walk around here and feel the fresh, cool air of Busan in the evening, and combine sightseeing and take photo. Having come to Busan Tower, you must stop by the 2nd floor – the place dedicated to the gallery called “Black Wonderland in Busan”, a wonderful virtual living place.
Lotte Gwangbok Observatory
Gwangbok Observatory is located on the top floor of Lotte Department Store Busan in Nampodong District – a famous shopping street of Busan, so you can combine sightseeing with shopping. The special thing is that there is no admission to visit! You can come here in the afternoon to watch the sunset, walk in the park and the road with love locks (similar to Namsan tower) and wait for the moment when the whole city of Busan gradually lights up in the night. And don’t forget to watch the Busan Harbor Bridge from far away changing its colors!
If you are looking for a different viewing experience, you can also choose to enjoy the night view of Busan at Namil Bar and Hwangnyeon Mountain, eating fried chicken and sipping Korean beer while feeling the hustle and bustle of life in Busan at night. Listen to chill, yet?
What to do in Busan at night? Seomyeon
Seomyeon is one of the famous nightlife spots in Busan, where many fashion boutiques, restaurants, cafes, beautifully decorated and modern buildings are gathered. Here, visitors can satisfy the shopping needs, visit to explore the modern and developed, skyscrapers, modern transportation systems. Walking around Seomyeon, visitors will find many food stalls that are open until the late in night, you can find a lot of undeniable Korean attractive food here.
Seomyeon 1 Beonga (Seomyeon First Street)
Address: 61, Sincheon-daero 62beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan
Getting there: [Subway] Seomyeon Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 1.
Things to do in Busan at night: Busan Cultural Center
The Busan Cultural Center began operations in 1977, where it stores and exhibits many unique Korean artifacts and artworks, and is also a venue for regular attractive performances such as concerts, dance, drama, … imbued with traditional Korean culture. Coming to the Busan Cultural Center you can visit and watch performances of art shows will definitely bring you many interesting night experiences in Busan.
Busan Cultural Center
Address: 1 UN pyeonghwa-ro 76beon-gil, Daeyeon 4(sa)-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone: +82 51-607-6000
Paradise Casino is located inside Paradise hotel near Haeundae beach, where you will be served free food and drinks. Paradise Casino is open 24 hours a day and all 7 days of the week with many exciting games, if you like you can try your luck here. Because the most casinos in Korea cater to foreign visitors, if you want to visit casinos here, don’t forget to bring your passport.
Address: 296 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Jung-dong, Haeundae, Busan, South Korea
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: +82 51-749-3550
Busan things to do at night for couple: Illumia
Located in Let’s Run Park, Busan Gyeongnam, inside is a horse racing stadium and is also a famous attraction. Illumia is a light festival loved by many couples in Busan. Illumia is open from dusk until midnight every day, the entrance fee is only 12,000 won ($10.17) – The price is worth money for a brilliant and beautiful place to live virtual.
The huge works of art are lights up, shimmering in the dark space, they cover the entire park area, every corner, the scenery is the combination of lights and the scenery make this place more romantic than ever. There is even a private area known as the “proposal area”, and if you want to confess to someone you like, be brave and stand here and show your love.
LetsRun Park Busan–Gyeongnam
Address: South Korea, Busan, Gangseo-gu, Beombang-dong, Busan
Hours: noon – late night
Phone: +82 1566-3333
Things to do in Busan at night: Experience virtual reality
Virtual reality (VR) spaces and games are now very popular, just wearing a pair of glasses and you are in a real fantasy space. Experiencing the thrill of feeling together, sometimes being scared to crying is a good idea.
The world of games is quite diverse, from flying in space, driving tanks, fighting zombies or maybe taking roller coasters, … There are lots of VR experiences in Busan, especially in the Seomyeon area, cafes, or you can go to the BEXCO center, the virtual reality zone is on the ground floor.
Take the cable car and have dinner by the Songdo Beach
Just reopened, when taking the cable car at Songdo Beach, you will see the whole beautiful Songdo bay area. There are two types of cable cars, one is a normal cable car and one has a glass bottom, if you are not afraid of heights, let choose the one with a glass bottom because you will be able to see the scenery below with a very interesting feeling.
In general, both of them have beautiful views, you should take the time to go at sunset, ensure the dating will be 1000% romantic. Afterwards, heading to the beachside restaurant and enjoy dinner, restaurants here specializing in fresh seafood in Busan and don’t forget to order grilled oysters and abalone, which are a bit expensive but worth the money.
Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, to and from Busan you can refer to
- Private Gimhae Airport Transfers (PUS) for Busan
- Exploring Busan Full Day Tour
- Busan East Coast Cultural Day Tour
- East Busan Exploration
- Gimhae Nakdong River Railbike, BIFF Square, Wine Cave, and Gamcheon Culture Village Day Tour
- Exploring Busan Full Day Tour
- BUTI Busan City Tour One Day Bus Pass
- Busan City Jumbo Tour Bus Pass
- [Klook Exclusive] Busan SEA LIFE Aquarium Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket with Souvenir Photo
- Busan Tower Ticket
- [Special Promo] Train to Busan Horror House Combo Admission Ticket
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- [SALE] South Korea 4G Pocket WiFi (KR Airports Pick Up) from KT Olleh
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- [SALE] Instant Ticket: Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS) 2/3/4/5Days
- [Limited Offer] Incheon International Airport (ICN) Luggage Services (Between Airport and Hotel) by Safex
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