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Gwangju Destination Guide

Discover Gwangju in South Korea

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

Interactive map of Gwangju

Local time in Gwangju is now 08:11 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Seoul " with a UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Yusan, Yulch'i, Yongsin, Daejeon, and Daegu. When in this area, you might want to check out Yusan . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Gwangju ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Raining in Gwangju

2:13 min by daveanddawn
Views: 2170 Rating: 3.00

This is a clip from our first full day of living in Gwangju, South Korea. We moved here from Mokpo. ..

A hike in Korea: Mudeung Mountain

3:59 min by stephenworldwide
Views: 1516 Rating: 4.85

Mudeung Mountain is right next to Gwangju; a 15 minute bus ride to the base. I had to experience what so many of my fellow Gwangju residents do, so I took a trip to the summit in December 2010. Will p ..

Christmas at SungBin Orphanage Gwangju, Korea

3:42 min by stephenworldwide
Views: 1048 Rating: 5.00

Recapping the Christmas party at an orphanage in Gwangju, Korea. Many volunteers bought and wrapped gifts off of the children's "wish list", most of which were clothes and boots for the winter. It was ..

Clear (Skeleton) type Inflatable video balloon 2M(60inch)

1:37 min by kairmax
Views: 1035 Rating: 5.00

Floating video balloon screen tv.. clear skeleton(clean) (Floating standing hanging) ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Gwangju Station

Gwangju Station is on South Korea's high-speed KTX railway network, 353 km south of Yongsan Station.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.17 126.91 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Korea Train Express, Railway stations in South Korea, Railway stations opened in 1922


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: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.17 126.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km 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.

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Located at 35.17 126.91 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km 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.

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Located at 35.14 126.93 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km 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.

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Located at 35.18 126.91 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: National universities and colleges in South Korea, Universities and colleges in Gwangju

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Gwangju