Banpo Bridge, the location of the Moonlight Rainbow Show, is a girder bridge that spans the Han River connecting the districts of Seocho and Yongsan. Construction on the double decker bridge was completed in 1982. The real reason people come here is to see the falling and dancing water, lights, and music of the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain show.
Both sides of the bridge are lined with pumps that pass almost 200 tons of river water though them each and every minute. The water is then illuminated by LED lights as it falls 20 meters (65 feet) back down to the Han River River below. The Banpo Bridge is the world’s longest bridge fountain.
If you can, try to view the show during the day and also at night. Both shows have a unique feel to them along with completely different views and lights. But if you only have one choice, the nighttime show is amazing and not to be missed.
During the day, the fountain is decorated by willow trees and leaves. The sun shines through the water creating millions of sparkles. At night, it comes to life with bright and vibrant rainbow colors.
You can get the best view of the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain from Banpo Hangang Park on the southern edge of the Han River.
The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain show only operates April to October. This is subject to change at anytime.