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Gwangju Destination Guide

Discover Gwangju in South Korea!

Gwangju in the region of Gwangju with it's 1,416,938 habitants is a place located in South Korea - some 167 mi (or 268 km) South of Seoul, the country's capital.

Map of the area of Gwangju in South Korea

Local time in Gwangju is now 05:58 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Seoul" with an UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Yusan, Yulch'i, Yongsin, Daejeon, Daegu or Tongmyong-dong. When in this area, you might want to check out Yuch'on-dong, Yongyon, Yongho, Yonggang, Yongdu and Gwangju as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

9°C / 48 °F Light snow
Morning Temperature 9°C / 48 °F
Evening Temperature 11°C / 52 °F
Night Temperature 2°C / 35 °F
Chance of rainfall 26%
Air Humidity 99%
Air Pressure 996.4 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 92% of sky
General Conditions Light snow

Thursday, 23rd of February 2017
Light snow, moderate breeze, clear sky.
Light snow Day: -0°C (32 °F)
Night: -6°C (21 °F)
Friday, 24th of February 2017
Light snow, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Light snow Day: 0°C (33 °F)
Night: 1°C (34 °F)
Saturday, 25th of February 2017
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 7°C (45 °F)
Night: 1°C (33 °F)

Videos

28th Summer Universiade 2015 - Gwangju -...

04:22 min ( October 02, 2012 by FISUTV)
Views: 196 - Rating: 5/5

28th Summer Universiade Gwangju - Korea - July 3rd to 14th, 2015 A relatively small city in Asia with unknown treasures, Gwangju is getting ready to reach out to the young people of the world. The con...

Gang Nam Style @Gwangju Biennale

02:09 min ( September 11, 2012 by zanca82)
Views: 895 - Rating: 3/5


A Short Tour of Gwangju/Seoul

04:02 min ( August 13, 2010 by RussellLim89)
Views: 199 - Rating: 0/5

Footage from my stay in South Korea while attached to a Korean Animation Company. We stayed in Gwangju City which is 300km south of Seoul but also made visits to Seoul during weekends. You might want ...

28th Summer Universiade 2015 - Gwangju -...

03:01 min ( December 13, 2012 by FISUTV)
Views: 110 - Rating: 0/5

28th Summer Universiade Gwangju - Korea - July 3rd to 14th, 2015 A relatively small city in Asia with unknown treasures, Gwangju is getting ready to reach out to the young people of the world. The con...


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Gwangju during the next days.

15
Mar
2017

SWEET - Solar, Wind & Earth Energy Trade Fair

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
More on eventful.com.


Interesting facts about this location

Gwangju

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. It is a designated metropolitan city under the direct control of the central government's Home Minister. The city was also the capital of South Jeolla Province until the provincial office moved to the southern village of Namak in Muan County in 2005. Gwang (광, hanja 光) means "light" and Ju (주, hanja 州) means "province. " Areas of exquisite scenery along the outskirts of the city gave birth to gasa, a form of Korean classical poetry.

More reading: Gwangju homepage
Located at 35.15, 126.92 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:57 BC establishments, Gwangju, Special Cities and Metropolitan Cities of South Korea

Buk District, Gwangju

Buk District (Buk-gu) is a district situated in the northern part of the city of Gwangju, South Korea. It is similar to a ward in America. The district is by far the most populated district in Gwangju, and elects two lawmakers for the South Korean National Assembly.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.15, 126.92 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buk District, Gwangju

Chosun University

Chosun University is one of the oldest and most prestigious private universities in South Korea. Its campus is situated in Gwangju metropolitan city, in southwestern South Korea. The current president is Joen Ho-Jong. Around 33,000 students are enrolled.

More reading: Chosun University homepage
Located at 35.15, 126.92 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Educational institutions established in 1946, Universities and colleges in Gwangju

Chonnam National University

Chonnam National University is a South Korean university located in the metropolitan city of Gwangju which lies in the middle of South Jeolla or Jeonnam (Chonnam) province, for which the school is named in the Southwest of the country. The university was formally established in January, 1952 through the union of Gwangju Medical College, Gwangju Agricultural College, Mokpo Commerce College, and Daeseong College.

More reading: Chonnam National University homepage
Located at 35.15, 126.92 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:National universities and colleges in South Korea, Universities and colleges in Gwangju

88 Olympic Expressway

The 88 Olympic Expressway is a freeway in South Korea, connecting Gwangju to Daegu (175.3 km).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.15, 126.92 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Expressways in South Korea, Roads in South Korea

Quote of the moment

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St. Augustine