Magic nights at Banpo Bridge Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain along Seoul’s Banpo bridge is the perfect place to go for a night out during the hottest months of the year. This spectacular sight is the world’s largest fountain and a wonder to behold!

Escape the Heat with a Night Out

Throughout these suffocating summer days, going out at night is a better option than facing the daytime heat. That’s why today I want to recommend a visit to the Banpo Bridge Moonlight Rainbow Fountain. What’s a better plan for a hot night out than a night water light show on the banks of the Han River? Not only will you enjoy the show, but you will also be able to admire the magnificent views of the skyscrapers and the Namsan Tower that looms in the distance on the horizon.

Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

The Banpo Bridge Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is the world’s longest bridge fountain, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, it has 380 water jets and nearly 10,000 LED lights running across both sides of the 1,495-meter bridge. During the day, the fountain displays a hundred different configurations representing the branches and leaves of the Willow tree. When the sun goes down, its lights illuminate the fountain that appears to dance to music, with rainbow-colored water.

The park also has an outdoor stage, an eco-observatory, and a picnic area. So, apart from enjoying the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain show, you can spend time with your friends dining or drinking something outdoors on these summer nights.

Personal Experience

I have seen other water shows while traveling the world. When I was visiting Las Vegas I saw the world-renowned water show in front of the Bellagio Hotel. But, I have to admit, that that paled in comparison to the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain. It is the most impressive fountain I have ever seen! I think it’s one of those places that you must visit at least once in your life.

The night I went to visit the fountain was a really unforgettable experience. How the lights of the fountain gradually changed colors and the way the water seemed to dance to the rhythm of the music that was playing in the background… What a memorable moment!

I think everybody has a memorable places list, and this place (among many others in Korea) was definitely near the top of mine. As the traveling soul I am, I believe that these are the kind of moments you’ll treasure forever.

Due to the pandemic, the bridge has not been carrying out the show for a while, but luckily now it is back in operation so it is the best time to take advantage and enjoy a magical night of light and color.

So, if you still don’t know what to do next weekend, why don’t you stop by the Han River and enjoy this wonderful show?

Operation hours

April, May, June, September and October: 12:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. (duration: 20 minutes)

July and August: 12:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (duration: 20 minutes)

How to get there: Express Bus Terminal station lines 3, 7, and 9 of the subway. Exit 8-1. Go straight for 250 meters and turn right at the intersection. Continue straight for 400 meters and then cross the street. Go straight on the underground path to reach Banpo Hangang River Park.

Alternatively, you can also watch the show from the water. If you take an E-land Cruise during showtime, you can see it from a boat.

E-Land Cruise 

Address:  290, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Korean Address: 서울 영등포구 여의동로 280
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM

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