Fun nighttime activities to enjoy in Busan

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Fun nighttime activities to enjoy in Busan

haps Magazine Korea

After pacing the streets of Busan for a whole day, you may dream of nothing more than spending a cozy evening in bed watching a Netflix K-drama.

You might even feel like sinking into your bed as soon as night falls. But the night vibes in Busan are well worth staying up late, if only to gaze in awe at the illuminations lighting up the city. And there is much more nighttime fun to be had, from indulging in a street food feast to playing games like there’s no tomorrow. So, sit back, relax, and start planning how you will spend your nights away in Busan.

Visit a night market

Food culture is an integral part of the Busan’s identity. And the Jagalchi Fish Market has long been on the radar of virtually every tourist. But at night, it’s another market’s time to shine. Near Gukje Market, the Bupyeong Kkangtong Night Market comes alive every evening around 7:30. Popular with foreign visitors and locals alike, this market offers an array of food stalls for all taste buds.

Of course, fish cakes of all sizes are on the menu. So are spicy rice cakes, which may be one of the ultimate Korean comfort snacks. Some carts also offer Japanese and Filipino delicacies. Better yet, these street food options are fairly inexpensive. So, grab a seat on one of the plastic chairs lining the alleys or join the queue to order some takeaway.

Soak up the sights

The Busan cityscape hits differently at night. And a handful of landmarks are particularly mesmerizing, starting with Illumia Park. This park within the Let’s Run Park complex lights up every night. Visitors may enjoy a stroll along its themed pathways before stopping by a music show or striking a pose in front of a Greek pavilion. The futuristic-looking Busan Cinema Center offers an equally photogenic backdrop. Depending on the season, this movie theatre might even offer late-night screenings.

And if you’re hunting for the best night views of Busan, the city boasts plenty of vantage points. In Yongdusan Park, the 120-meter-high Busan Tower stays open until 10 PM. For a less crowded alternative, you may head to Hwangnyeon Mountain to enjoy panoramic views over the city at sunset. The Amisan Observatory is another mountainous promontory where you can bask in the sights of the sun setting over the sea.

Stroll along the beach

Alongside world-class cultural venues and traditional markets, beaches are enticing draws to Busan. Haeundae Beach is a go-to spot to take a dip during the hot summer months, but this gorgeous stretch of sand stands out the most at nightfall. The towering buildings that sit by the shore light up when it gets dark, their colorful illuminations reflecting on the waters to create an out-of-this-world scenery.

Several restaurants and cafés line up along the coastline, while Haeundae is also home to fun entertainment venues. The glamorous Paradise Casino is a hit among gamblers. If you can’t afford to put some money on the line at the poker table, though, you may find it cheaper to play online. Top platforms like Vegas Slots Online boast an extensive library of free machine slots. From traditional 3-reel slots to innovative video machines, players can pick one of the thousands of games by top-quality software providers. The best websites are compatible with mobile devices for users to have fun anywhere. And table games are even available to keep the dice rolling, from Blackjack to roulette.

Enjoy some typical Korean entertainment

On Haps Korea, we already told you about some typical activities to enjoy during a Korean trip. And Busan makes no exception when it comes to getting your entertainment fix, so you have more than enough options to skip a good night of sleep. If you need to unwind, why not sing your heart out at a karaoke booth? Noraebang or singing rooms are an essential experience to live in Korea, and they’re literally around every corner. So, grab a mic and have a blast with the latest K-pop anthems.

Gaming is another Korean passion. Gaming centers like Sambo Game Land often stay open until the early morning hours. Thus, you could easily while the night away playing some immersive games at a local arcade.


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