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...more
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...more
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.more
1238 3 Chi Pyeong Dong Seo Gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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559-1 Kyelim, 1-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, 501-806, South Korea
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20-8 Beonji, Jisan-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, 501-150, South Korea
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Like many of the ex-pat bars in Korea, most of the patrons here are 20's & 30's year olds who are teaching English. Dave & Mike's is no different.They have a decent food menu and drinks of all kinds. They also have a large projection TV and stage that can be used for special occasions. Bar is equipped with computer DJ/MP3. Dress code is casualmore
Truffaut is another unique find in Korea. This laid-back chill bar is less of a bar and more a hip-style art cafe.There are many books to choose from and several hundred DVD movies. The movies are offered two at a time to take home and return later. The only thing you have to do is register with a 20000 KRW deposit (returned after you cancel...more
Ethnic bar is a unique style place in Korea. It is in the basement level of the building. The lighting is dim, but is softly lit with candles all around the area.There is a small reflection pool in the center, with candles and small plants decorating the entire area. The seating is actually just pillows as you'd find in Turkey or middle-east. The...more
Wolchulsan is a small mountain about an hour out of Gwangju. You can get there by bus via the town of Yeong-am. In Yeong-am you will have to transfer to a city bus that will take you out to the trailhead. Don't worry, it's fairly easy to do and the desk staff is helpful, even though their English is limited.
Once at the park you head past a small camping area and a bizarre sculpture park to get to the trailhead. From there it's a strenuous hike up to the summit, crossing a 52m suspension bridge along the way. The views down the valley are great and there aren't as many people as there can be along more popular mountain trails.
As an option, try walking back to Yeong-am when you are finished. It takes about 40-50 minutes along the country road at the base of the mountain. You'll pass by some rice fields as well as some persimmon orchards and get a chance to see a little of the Korean countryside.
Supporters of Korean soccer team are called 'Red Devils'. We had a chance to join them in the exclusive enclosure (mostly clad in red). Shouts of "Haa-do (wave)" and the song "Oh pil (surely) seung (victory) Korea" reminded us of 2002 World Cup. This shot was taken at end of the match. Korea beat Bahrain 2-0.more