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Gwangalli Beach

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Address: Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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The bridge at night is pretty

Quieter and less known than Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli is a nice option. The restaurants and shops are not as high- brow, (or high-priced,) and even on a holiday weekend it wasn't... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2016
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Malaysia
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We had chimaek (chicken+ beer) by the beach at night and enjoyed the view of the lit Gwangan Bridge. As it was dark, it's difficult to tell if the beach is clean. There were also quite a number of street performers showing off their skills. Good place to relax.

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Quieter and less known than Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli is a nice option. The restaurants and shops are not as high- brow, (or high-priced,) and even on a holiday weekend it wasn't overly busy here. It seems to be a favourite of the local ex-pat crowd.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We came during the International Firework Festival in October 2015. It's a wonderful firework with amazing scene. We started to come here at around 6pm. Eventhough there were a hugh crowd, we manage to catch the subway and reached here peacefully. Thanks to the policeman and the soldiers working at the subway station. We disembark on a station earlier than... More 

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Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei Darussalam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoy the view of gwangalli bridge either at day or night. Recommend to go the in the summer or spring. You want to enjoy more about busan? Try to take the Busan tour bus from busan station. Its cost you USD$10 to get arpund busan the cheap way

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Thank Saiful707
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

How much you will like Gwangalli depends on what you want in a beach. If you want to see coral, fish, and ocean wildlife, you won't like it. If you want a summer sunbathing spot, you'll probably enjoy it a lot. At night the beach presents a great view of the lit-up bridge which basically has light shows going off... More 

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Thank Lindsey M
Busan, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The night life of Gwangalli is quite amazing, nice place to drink and meet people from all around the world. Located next to one of the most famous beaches of Korea (Heundae) locals are also very friendly and helpful. I used to live for around 1 year in this city and i definitely will come back again,

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Good place . Beach is as good as its neighbour. Importantly, there is are a good mix of food around and less crowded then its neighbour, nth much to highlight except, enjoy the full view of the bridge, it is the best place to see the bridge. Have a coffee or a beer. Check out if there are any events... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Lovely views of the beach and the bridge and plenty of nice cafes to enjoy the view. Take a walk to enjoy the cool breeze.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Was here in May, it's a great spot to hang out and relax while remaining in the city. The water was quite chilly when I went and did not have a lot of swimmers, but the sand was busy (though not overcrowded, as the beach stretches out quite far) and full of locals taking pictures... with Selfie sticks :)

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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Visited Gwanganli beach for the first time with friends yesterday. Song was our host/bartender. He was down to earth, helpful, and very friendly. The drinks and food was on point. I will definitely go again when I'm in Busan!

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