Great Places to Watch This Year’s Fireworks

Having trouble figuring out where to watch this year’s fireworks display? The City of Busan lays out some alternative places if you don’t want to mess with the large crowds, or can’t afford the high-priced seating at the bars or grandstands on Gwangan Beach.

With less than a week to go until one of the biggest events of the city’s calendar each year, it’s time to start thinking where you might want to catch this year’s fireworks — whether you want to find some real estate on the beach, hit a cafe along Gwangan Beach road, or if you’re lucky enough to have a friend with a great view of the bridge. For those looking for an alternative place to beat the crowds, the City of Busan has given a few options of where to check out the 11th anniversary of the fireworks.

 Great Places to Check out the Fireworks

1. Beacon Mound on Mount Hwangnyeong

First off, Beacon Mound on Mount Hwangnyeong overlooks a sweeping view of Gwangalli Beach and Gwangan Bridge. From the mound, one can take in the whole of Busan, including Haeundae-gu (district), Seomyeon-gu and Dongnae-gu, not to mention Gwangalli Beach’s night view. Throngs of people also flock to Beacon Mound to take pictures of the fireworks festival.

2. Jangsan (Mount Jang)

From this location, one can revel in the resplendent curves of Gwangan Bridge. One sweeping view encompasses the night views of Gwangan Bridge, Marine City and Centum City. It is a perfect venue to enjoy the fireworks festival in the city. However, cars are not allowed, so walking to the location is the only option.

3. Millak Waterfront Park

Another perfect location is Millak Waterfront Park, at the far eastern side of Gwangalli Beach. It is a little tucked away from the main area of the beach, so it is less crowded. The perk here is that one can view the fireworks closer than from Gwangalli Beach.

Festival Information:

Source: Busan City News

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  1. I was just up at Beacon Mound on Mount Hwangnyeong, One of my MTB Workout routes. Today (2014-10-15) There is construction going on on the side towards Gwangalli. Looked like they are planning to make that side wider. After reading this post. Realized, it’s for the up coming fireworks. Finding a spot with a clear view was a challenge once you get up there. Think after they finish the construction it actually may be a very nice place. Fireworks looks a little smaller then I like. However the other benefit is you get to enjoy 360 degree view of the city lights afterwards. Downside, we had to hike up and down.