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attractions in Gwangju

  • Wolbong Seowon-Confucian SchoolWolbong Seowon-Confucian SchoolGwangju

    Gi Daeseung (pen name Gobong) was praised by Lee Hwang (pen name Toegae) who said "You are better than me." People often remember Toegae Lee Hwang a great Neo-Confucian scholar of the Joseon dynasty, but do not often remember Gi Daeseung.

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  • 1913 Songjeong Station Market 1913 Songjeong Station Market Gwangju

    The Maeil Market in the alley opposite KTX Songjeong Station has been revived.

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  • Uchi ParkUchi ParkGwangju

    Uchi Park is the largest recreational park in Jeolla Province, boasting a zoo, botanical garden, and entertainment and sports facilities.

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  • Gwangjuho Lake Eco ParkGwangjuho Lake Eco ParkGwangju

    There is no better place than Lake Eco Park for relishing the calm ripples of water of Gwangjuho Lake and the cool breezes blowing in from Mudeungsan Mountain. Past Wonhyosa Temple on Mudeungsan Mountain, Lake Eco Park is located next to Gwangjuho Lake right before reaching Soswaewon Garden.

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  • Maengmundong Forest RoadMaengmundong Forest RoadGwangju

    The Maengmundong-gil is a result of grooming an empty space near the Honam Highway soundproof walls for four years. The long Metasequoia Road is decorated with beautiful Maengmundong (lilyturf) flowers.

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  • Gwangju National MuseumGwangju National MuseumGwangju

    Built in the Korean traditional style, Gwangju National Museum has spacious exhibition halls and storage facilities spreading over four basement floors and two above ground, measuring a total of 3,305 m² in area.

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  • Gwangju National Science MuseumGwangju National Science MuseumGwangju

    Gwangju National Science Museum was planned and built in 2003 following the Korean government's plan to foster science museums.

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  • Gwangju BiennaleGwangju BiennaleGwangju

    Gwangju Biennale, an international modern arts festival, held biennially, was introduced to celebrate the fifty restoration of independence and the year of art in 1995.

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  • National 5.18 Democratic CemeteryNational 5.18 Democratic CemeteryGwangju

    Four and a half kilometers from the east Gwangju tollgate of Honam (Jeolla provinces) Expressway, in the direction of Dam-yang, is National May 18 Democratic Cemetery, located in a nice location looking out over Mudeung Mountain.

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  • Yangnim-dong Modern History Culture VillageYangnim-dong Modern History Culture VillageGwangju

    With various modern architectural buildings and a forest of trees over 100 years old, Yangnim-dong is a living museum of history, architecture, culture, and art.

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  • Yangnim-dong Penguin VillageYangnim-dong Penguin VillageGwangju

    Follow the penguin-shaped signage and enter the narrow street behind Yangnim-dong Community Service Center.

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  • Gwangju FollyGwangju FollyGwangju

    In the architectural sense, a ‘folly’ means an architecture that plays a decorative role after losing its original function. However, Gwangju Folly refers to architectures that contribute to urban regeneration, playing both decorative and functional roles in public spaces.

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  • 5.18 Liberty Park5.18 Liberty ParkGwangju

    5.18 Liberty Park is located across from the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Sangmu district, and has the hall of liberty, exhibiting remnants and images of old times - the guardhouse, the military law court and the Deulbul Seven-Patriots Tower.

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  • Mt. Mudeung JusangjeollidaeMt. Mudeung JusangjeollidaeGwangju

    Mudeung Mountain Jusangjeollidae(pillar-shaped joint cliff) was the product of volcano activity which took place during the Cretaceous period in the Mesozoic Age, and formed in the process of eruption, cooling and contraction of lava, and shows off the splendid scene taking the shape of pillars or folding screen by weathering for a long time.

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  • Jeungsimsa TempleJeungsimsa TempleGwangju

    Jeungsimsa Temple, the representative Buddhist temple in the Gwangju region, is located on the western foot of Mudeungsan Mountain.

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  • Daein Art Night MarketDaein Art Night MarketGwangju

    Inspired by local artists' project, every Saturday night is a night market where local artists, professional and amateur, set up shop to sell unique works, from silver accessories, luxurious ceramics, handmade soap, metal crafts, and woodworks to paintings, to name a few.

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  • Asia Culture CenterAsia Culture CenterGwangju

    Since its opening in 2015, the Asia Culture Center has served as a world-class cultural complex and organization dedicated to cultural exchange, collection, research of cultural resources, and creation and production of content. It also functions as a one-stop venue of exhibition, performance, archives, and distribution in Asia.

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Official FINA Partners

  • Arena
  • Myrtha Pools
  • Nikon
  • Yakult

National Sponsors

  • KT
  • 광주은행
  • 중흥S-클래스

Official FINA Suppliers

  • Malmsten
  • MiKASA

National Suppliers

  • 신세계톰보이
  • DB손해보험

National Supporters

  • (주)세방여행
  • 티켓링크
  • 제일 에프앤에스