Living in Gwangju Parks

Living in Gwangju

Parks

Jungoe Park (중외공원)

It is located in the north of Gwangju. The cultural belt is formed by the Gwangju Museum, Culture & Art Center, Gwangju City Museum, Municipal Folk Museum, Biennale Exhibition Hall, etc. There are various kinds of exhibition facilities and various athletic sports facilities, and there are also memorials and sculptures such as Rainbow Bridge, Samil Pagoda, Fountain, Palgakjeong, and Heavenly Tower.

Address: 50 Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju
☎ : 062-613-7124
Bus Stops: Unam 3-danji (Bus 12, 16, 18, 27, 29, 49, 51, 58, 63, 72) Gwangju Physical Education High School/ Polytechnic 5 University (Bus 29, 53, 63, 84, 85, 95) Gwangju Museum is close from Jungoe Park.

Gwangju Children Traffic Park (광주어린이교통공원)

Education: Audiovisual education (시청각교육), exhibition (전시실관람), traffic sign (교통표지판), crosswalk (횡단보도 등시가화 교육장), mini train (미니열차 탑승교육), bicycle (자전거 기초교육), pedestrian overpass (육교 건너기), mini car (미니 자동차 체험교육)
In the Traffic park, kids can learn about traffic safety and driving experiences such as riding mini train, and mini car and how to cross pedestrian overpass and crosswalk.

Address: 877 Imbangul-daero, Buk-gu, Gwangju
☎ : 062-972-0054
Bus stop: Traffic Park (Bus 30, 20, 27, 193, 46, 91)

Kumho Family Land (금호 패밀리랜드)

The only amusement park in Gwangju has many rides, duck boats, outdoor swimming pools, sleds, and zoo. Sometimes Kumho Family Land holds light festival in the evening,

Address: 677 Uchi-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju
☎ : 062-607-8000
Opening hours: 09:30~17:30 / closing time may change depends on the weather ※Weekdays, weekends, national holidays same rate apply
Bus stop: Uchi Park(Bus 15, 26, 57, 86, 184)

Entrance fee
Name Adult Teenager Children Name Adult Teenager Children
Entrance fee Individual 6,000 5,000 4,000 Pool Individual 10,000 10,000 10,000
Group 4,800 4,000 3,200 Sledding Slope Individual 12,000 11,000 10,000
Duck boat Individual Duck boat - 10,000 won/half-hour , Traditional boat – 1,000 won

Mudeung Mountain (무등산)

Mudeung Mountain (無等山) is Gwangu’s most famous landmark. Regarded as the guardian mountain of the city, local citizens take great pride in this mountain. Every weekend, people from all over the city come to the easily-accessible mountain to stroll, hike, or simply visit the temples and its many attractions. The mountain is also famous for photo opportunities in all seasons. In 1972, the mountain was designated a Provincial Park, and in 2012 it is further upgraded to a National Park. To get to the mountain area, you can take a downtown bus either to Jeungsimsa or Wonhyosa. To get to Jeungsimsa, you can take a bus to Jeungsimsa 증심사 (bus stop) or to Wonhyosa (원효사 무등산).

Address: Jisan-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju (the mountain extends from the city to Hwasun and Damyang county)
☎ : 062-227-1187
Opening hours: Everyday 04:00~17:00
Bus stop: Mudeung Mountain (Jeungsim-sa) (Bus 02, 09, 12, 35, 49, 50, 51, 54, 76)
Famous locations around the mountain: Jeungsim-sa, Wonhyo-sa, Uijae Art Gallery Highest peak: Cheonwangbong (1187 m)

Gwangju Lake Ecology Park (광주호수생태원)

Gwangju Lake Ecology Park, built in a 191,400 square-meter area right next to Gwangju Lake, is home to a Natural Garden, Natural Education Center, Wild Flower Garden, Loan Square, other convenience facilities as well as a place where visitors can view an underwater environment, swamp, trees and other plants. Since its opening in March 2006, the garden is widely loved as a place for relaxation for citizens and great place to teach the importance of nature to children. At Gwangju Lake Eco-garden, visitors may feel as if they are inside a beautiful picture. Here visitors can see wooden bridges and endless fields of reeds, and walk along the boardwalk built over the shallow waters at the edge of the lake. The beauty of Natural Garden, Loan Square, Wild Flower Garden and Eco-pond enhances the attractiveness of the place. Enjoy the beautiful field of reeds in a swamp area and take a walk around the flower park. The Biotope is an ecological area in which you can see wild creatures like frogs, toads, snails, leeches, moose, roe deer and otters. Visitors should be sure to also stop by the stone channel, a restoration of Hwanbyeokdang Jodae (a traditional pavilion). Gwangju Lake Eco-garden is widely popular as a tourist destination and theme park which is in harmony with other cultural artifacts of the city.

Address: Chunghyo-dong 442-4, Buk-gu, Gwangju
☎ : 062-613-7891
Bus stop: Gwangju Lake Ecology Park (광주호수생태원)(Bus 187, 188)

Gwngju Park (광주공원)

Gwangju Park is the first park in Gwangju City and it is a relaxing place for local citizens. In ancient times, there was a castle governor, and during the Japanese occupation, there was a Japanese shrine. At present, there are Hyakgyeokgwan, Gwangju City Museum, and Citizens' Hall.

Address: 108 Chung-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju
☎ : 062-672-0660
Bus stops: Geumgyo Bridge, Geumnamro 4-ga Station, 518 Democracy Movement Archives

Sajik Park (사직공원)

This is the first public park built in Gwangju, and there is an memorial monument for national heroes. There are outdoor live concerts available frequently.

Address: 49-1 Sajik-gil, Nam-gu, Gwangju
Bus stops: Hyanggyo (bus 06, 07, 12, 45, 74, 170)

Sajik Park Live Guitar Street (사직공원 통기타거리)

A street renowned for its live guitar music. What’s Happening? Old Music, Acoustic Guitar, Beer: There is no fixed stage but all venues can be a stage and anyone can be a singer. Music: Trot (트로트), 1950~1970s classic pop (Elvis Presley, Beatles, Elton John etc), Acoustic Guitar, and more

Venues: Seomuro 섬으로, Casa Bianca 카사비안카, Kkumui Daehwa 꿈의 대화, Twin Folio 트윈폴리오, Miles 마일즈, Chu-eok Chatgi 추억찾기, and others.

May 18th Memorial Park (5.18 기념공원)

The aim of this park is to remind all Koreans of the sacrifices of those who died in the Gwangju May 18th Uprising. The park’s facilities include the May 18th Culture Center and the Owolru Tower, as well as the Gwangju Education Center for Students.

Address: 61 Sangmuminju-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju
☎ : 062-376-5197
Bus stop: 5.18 Memorial Park (bus 14, 45, 50)

May 18th Liberty Park (5.18 자유 공원)

The 5 · 18 Free Park is a place to store and promote data on the May 18 Gwangju Uprising. The exhibition room where the materials and photos of the 5th and 18th Gwangju eruptions were kept, the inside half of the martial arts college where the torture and investigation were conducted, the military police restaurant used as temporary interrogation room, the special investigation room of the martial law joint investigation department that led the torture investigation and trial, and the office of the military police headquarters.

Address: 13 Sangmupyeonghwa-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju
☎ : 062-376-5183
Bus stop: 5.18 Liberty Park (Bus 01, 02, 63, 64, 518, 1000)
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