After dinner, we took a taxi and headed to Hangang Park to see the Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain. This is the longest bridge fountain in the world with nearly 10,000 LED lights that run along both sides of the bridge. The fountain operates from April to October so we got to see how it’ll light up.
When we got there, the taxi ahjussi were telling us “No light! No light!” and we were like “What?? Why??” And the ahjussi were just like “I don’t know.” We’re trying to ask if there’s no light tonight or just right now (because there are certain hours that the fountain will light up and when we arrived there we were ahead of the scheduled time). But the ahjussi seemed to not understand what we were saying. But since we’re there already, we thought we should at least give it a try and wait for the show time. If it’s true that there’s no show that night, we’d still have a good time just walking around the park (and burn off all that meat that we ate earlier).
Turned out, the ahjussi was telling us there were no light when we arrived because 20 minutes later, the show began. And you know what, we thought the lights are going to be on both side of the bridge, but oh boy, we were wrong. So once the show began, we were running like mad to the other side of the bridge so that we wouldn’t miss the show. It’s just become one of the things we surely will remember from our trip :) For 15 minutes we just sit there, looking at the lights while listening to the music playing and enjoying the cool breeze of spring.
On our walk back to the subway station, I saw this on the wall.