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May 2011: Seoul: The Wonderful Banpo Bridge and its surroundings

Well, after we went shopping in Myeongdong and Nandaemun Market, we went to the Banpo Bridge not only to see the bridge itself but to see the fountain show.

Banpo Bridge

Kyo (tour guide and friend) told us to meet her in one of the subway station in Seoul. After that, she brought us to the Banpo Bridge. It was cold when we went there, the sky also sprinkled us with water… But the walk is worth it.

On the Way to Banpo Bridge!!

If you watched some Korean dramas before, this bridge is really a popular spot for the lead roles to cry or to have their romantic scenes taken. From my previous posts, I already said that I’m a Korean series addict.. so, I think you already know the reason why I chose this place. But even if you don’t watch Korean series or movies… do not worry since its beauty and peacefulness will surely captivate you!

I also said in my previous posts that Seoul is somehow a City of Lovers. There are a lot of lovers out there and a lot of romantic places to explore. Banpo Bridge is one of those romantic places.

a very peaceful and romantic place

Strolling at night in this wonderful place is really something that will make you yearn for a boyfriend or a girlfriend. I even promised that when I come back to that place I should have a boyfriend!

Here, you can also witness the Musical Fountain Show. They call this show, Moonlight Rainbow Show, the show times are:

Weekdays: 12:00, 16:00, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00 (20min)
Weekends: 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30 (20min)

However, I suggest that you come here during the evening so that you can really see the colorful lights. And also, you should also alot more time for walking  (if you are planning to use the subway) since you need to walk a distance to get to the bridge, the subway station is quite far.

The fountain show

The  Banpo bridge fountain was said to be part of the Guiness Book of Records for world’s longest bridge fountain. It has 10,000 LED Nozzles.

Here, you can also see a night view of the city of Seoul.

Seoul from afar

Here, we also ate Korean ramen noodles. We bought some instant ramen in a convenience store in the area and brought it to the benches near the river (which has a good view of Seoul city lights).

Eating a hot and spicy ramen in a very peaceful and beautiful environment amid the cold weather was a very nice experience. You can feel the cold weather slipping to your neck and hands yet while eating the hot ramen, you can feel the hotness in your mouth.

The view also adds a relaxing touch…  It just made me feel very happy 🙂 It made me feel as if I’m eating a bowl of expensive noodles in a very expensive restaurant!

The feeling and the experience is just MAGIC!