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The Gwangalli Beach (Korean광안리 해수욕장) or Gwangan Beach (Korean광안 해수욕장) is a beach in Busan, South Korea. It is located at Gwangan 2(i)-dong (formerly in Gwangan-ri), Suyeong-gu, Busan Metropolitan City, west of Haeundae Beach. It sits inside a cove spanned by the Gwangan Bridge and covers 82,000 square meters over a length of 1.4 km and a width of 25 to 110 metres, in a curved in a half-moon shape with fine sand. Adjacent are alleys with restaurants, coffee shops and nightclubs. Because of its popularity, city officials are pushing for improving water quality around the beaches.[1]

Gwangalli Beach
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Gwangalli Beach in 2011
Korean name
광안리 해수욕장
廣安里 海水浴場
Revised RomanizationGwang-alli Haesuyokjang
McCune–ReischauerKwang.alli Haesuyokchang
  • Sometimes written as Gwangan-ri

The beach is near the Busan Yachting Center used for the sailing events of the 1988 Summer Olympic.


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  1. ^ "Busan City Tour" Korean Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2011-11-11
  2. ^ 부산 해양스포츠 메카로 거듭난다 , 경향신문, 2008-01-17
  3. ^ Park So-Jung "Ha Ji-won, Kim Hyun-joong to host upcoming K-pop concert" 10 Asia. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-11

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