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|The Sunrise Busan Festival, first held in 1999 to welcome in the new millennium, has established itself as the premier coastal cultural festival, taking place on land, sea and sky, and including an air show and a ship flotilla at sea.
Among those eager to greet the first sunrise of the new year after bidding farewell to the final sunset, the Sunrise Busan Festival is a popular winter festival, particularly among foreign tourists.
The port city of Busan provides an international flavor with its Chinese and Russian neighborhoods, and quite a number of foreigners come out to enjoy the fireworks and bell-ringing events on the last day of the year.
At Yongdusan Park, there will be an array of artistic and festive events for the new year – as well as an opportunity to watch the first sunrise of the year, from this panoramic vantage point in downtown Busan.
Events both large and small will be staged at many other popular tourist sites around Busan, including at Dadaego Beach, Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli Beach and Dalmaji Park, for those intent on seeing the year’s first sunrise.
|Bell-tolling ceremony: December 31, 2014 (Wed) / 23:00-00:30 at Yongdusan Park
Sunrise event: January 1, 2015 (Thur) / 06:30-08:00 at Heaundae Beach
Haeundae Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 3 or 5.
From Busan Station, take bus 1001 or 1003 to Haeundae.
Nampo Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 1.
Walk 10min following the signs for Yongdusan Park.
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