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    Gwangju Lake

    by sargaana Updated Oct 17, 2010

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    Gwangju Lake

    Heard its known for fishing and water sports. But, I didnt see any since I was there in winters. Restaurants along the lake. Gasa Literature Museum and Hwanbyeokdang pavilion are just nearby. I took a walk along the lake before it started snowing.

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    May 18 National Cemetery

    by DSwede Updated Apr 21, 2009

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    This cemetery is the newly founded resting place for the hundreds of people who lost their lives during the May 18, 1980 "Democratic Uprising".

    The people of Gwangju rose to challenge due to oppression of the military's effort to establish a power hold and totalitarian control of Korea.

    During a 9-day period, hundreds of locals were killed and thousands other were injured and/or imprisoned. This cemetery is honoring their lives.

    There is also an impressive "Exhibition Hall" which serves as a museum and narrative for the events of May 18~27, 1980.

    Cost is free to enter.

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    Soswaewon garden

    by sargaana Written Aug 23, 2004
    Soswaewon garden

    The private garden was built by Yang San-bo (a sixteenth-century scholar) when he retired into nature. It has a stream, an inner house, pond, waterfall, waterwheel and bamboo trees. Each structure was carefully located and had a specific meaning. Sanbo left a will: "Do not ever sell Soswaewon, nor leave it to foolish descendants." A story-teller narrated history of the garden in Korean.

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    The Gwangju World Cup Stadium

    by MEdelmann Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The World Cup Stadium

    Is it not great? I am not very interested in soccer but I watched all the games held here in Gwangju and you can imagine why... right .. because I was HERE! :-))

    .... and I was happy with the koreans when they won the quarter final game against Spain .....

    .... and in the same moment I felt sorry with the spaniards because they lost this game.

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    The Gwangju World Cup Stadium

    by MEdelmann Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Gwangju World Cup Stadium

    Kanghee was very proud when she went to this stadium with me .... Gwangju was also one of the places where the 2002 Soccer World cup took place.

    Wow!! I was stunning when we went around this stadium. But the security was everywhere and I needed my passport when I entered it ....

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    Kimchi Making Contest

    by sargaana Written Jul 21, 2004
    Kimchi Making

    One of the things Gwangju is famous for is its Kimchi (Koreans' favorite food made of cabbage). We had an experience of making Kimchi during Kimchi Festival.

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    May 18th Cemetry

    by sargaana Written Mar 6, 2004
    5.18 Cemetry

    Graves of victims of uprising for democracy in 1980. Also, there are some monuments and a hall bearing photographs of all the victims.

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    Gasa Literature Museum

    by sargaana Written Jan 23, 2004

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    Gasa Literature Museum

    Gasa Literature, a form of old Korean verses, blossomed in Damyang during Joseon Dynasty. Several manuscripts on display. Hwanbyeokdang pavilion, built by a classical scholar, is also nearby.

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    Gwangju Foreigners' Night

    by sargaana Written Jan 19, 2004

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    Gwangju Foreigner's Night

    Gwangju International Center (GIC) holds a foreigner's night every year. Last year, it was September. A good chance to taste food and meet people from several countries.

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    Kimchi Festival

    by sargaana Written Jan 19, 2004

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    Kimch Festival

    Kimchi is favourite food in Korea. The five day festival is held every October (16-20). Features food stalls, exhibitions, kimchi making contests, performances.

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