BUSAN, South Korea — This year’s fireworks festival is sure to be more magnificent and splendid than ever. The 25-inch ultra-large fireworks will include more colors than previous yellow fireworks and more than 80,000 fireworks will light up the sky, while incorporating lighting from the Diamond Bridge.
Prior to the Multi Fireworks Show, there will be a pre-event ceremony at 2 p.m. at the central stage of Gwangalli Beach coastal road. From 6 p.m., there will be a Brazilian percussion performance, mixed group chorus, pep rally and concert. A special event where couples can propose to their loved ones also is planned.
In case of bad weather, any decision to delay the festival will be made three days in advance.
How to get there: Ten-minute walk from M t. Geumryeonsan Station or Suyeong Station, Metro line 2.
Best fireworks-viewing locations
The fireworks can be seen from as far away as Tsushima Island in Japan and Gwangalli Beach will be jammed, but there are other places to see the extravaganza. Seats along the Gwangan Bridge Road at cafes have been sold for upwards of 400,000 won, so here are a few suggestions to watch the big show.
1. Mt. Hwangnyeong Bongsudae (Beacon tower)
The beacon tower of Mt. Hwangryeong offers a bird’s-eye view of Diamond Bridge and Gwangalli Beach, as well as Haeundae, Seomyeon, Dongnae and other parts of the city. Many photo enthusiasts flock to the beacon tower for shots of the awesome fireworks.
This is an ideal site to observe the flowing curve of Diamond Bridge and bright lights of Marine City and Centum City. Mt. Jang is the place to watch the show from the city center for fireworks fans who don’t mind a climb. There is no transportation up the mountain.
3. Millak Waterfront Park
This park east of Gwangalli Beach is also a great place to watch the fireworks. Since it is a little far from Gwangalli Beach, it is relatively less crowded. While the front of the Diamond Bridge is not visible, the fireworks seem as though they are right overhead. Nearby Millak Raw Fish Center offers fireworks fans the option of savoring some sushi while enjoying the show.
It is difficult to see the fireworks show from most of Haeundae Beach, because Dongbaek Island hides the view. However, at the end of the beach, Dongbaek Island, Marine City and the Diamond Bridge are visible.
For those who can’t make the show, the Busan Fireworks Festival will be broadcast live via the Internet
? Date & Time: October 26, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
? Website: www.badatv.com
Source: Busan City News