I was looking for places to hang along Han River and I found out that there’s a fountain show that happens every night at Banpo Bridge all year round (I think). The show times varies depending on the season. I was there in time to watch the 8.00 pm (KST) one.
The fountain show is about 20 minutes long and pretty for the first time at least. Haha. It happens once every 30 minutes so by the second time, it’s the same thing and it’s like, “oh ok, time to go.”
It actually is really easy to get to Banpo Bridge to see the fountain show or just to chill around Han River if you like. It’s best to bring your own food and drinks if you are planning to picnic/chill along Han River as the convenience stores are pretty sparsely located along the way.
The nearest subway station to Banpo Bridge is actually the “Express Bus Terminal Station”. From there, get out from Exit 8-1 and walk straight… all the way down to the major cross junction with a flyover bridge. To be sure that you are in the right direction, there is a “Reborn City” building to your left. ** Note: you can walk through the underground mall and come up at the same traffic junction as well. I didn’t walk through it so I don’t know how that route is labelled.
At the traffic junction, with the “Reborn City” building to your left, turn right. There are signs that point to Banpo Bridge from there. It is attached the the lamp posts and it’s not that big so remember to look up. Walk straight all the way and you’ll see a traffic light to cross to the middle section of the road. It leads to the underpass that will bring you to Han River Park/Banpo Bridge.
The other more scenic route if you like is to get out of Exit 2 at Dongjak Station and walk down that huge flight the stairs and just follow the foot/bicycle path. Banpo Bridge is to your RIGHT. It’s about a 1.6 km or so if you are in the mood to walk.
Here are the photos of the pretty fountain show: