It’s 3 days til Christmas and we’ve already seen our fair share of Toronto’s Christmas lights. It’s been getting better, but we all know Korea is on a different level for these things. Busan, the 2nd largest city in Korea has a great display of lights in Nampodong. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to get there before Christmas. According to the Visit Korea page the festival runs until January 8, 2017. We’ve seen a few photos of this year’s display, and you’ll find our own photos below from when we visited last year.
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From Busan Station
1. Take Line 1 (Orange) towards Sinpyeong station
2. Get off at Nampo station (2 stations away)
3. Take Exit 1
4. Take a right (North) on the first or second street that comes up
5. Continue North until you get to Gwangbokro (Gwangbok street)
6. Turn left (West) onto Gwangbokro and continue until you see the Christmas Tree! (or ABC Mart)
Christmas in Korea is catered to a very different audience than in North America. While we here in Canada focus primarily on our family, with loved ones and friends, Korea opens up to the couples of the season. However, that shouldn’t discourage anyone from enjoying the remarkable displays as it will put you right into the spirit of the holiday! The festival is right in the heart of the shopping area so pick yourselves up some 2000 Won ($2) smartphone touch gloves.