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Chungjang-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju

Named after the posthumous title of General Kim Deok-ryeong, Chungjang-ro Street was the site of the 1980 Gwangju Democratization Movement. Today, it is Gwangju’s major fashion district, comparable with Myeongdong Street of Seoul. The streets of Chungjang-ro are lined with shopping malls, clothing stores, restaurants, cafes, movie theaters and various other attractions, providing the ultimate experience of modern culture in Gwangju. It is the city's hub of fashion, both trendy and traditional, as well as venue for diverse performances.

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Kungjeon Bakery (궁전제과)

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Kungjeon Bakery in Chungjang-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju Ciy has been serving fresh baked goods for the last 40 years. Among its 200 kinds of bread and 60 kinds of cake, the best items are the “dragon egg bread,” “butterfly pie” and “paper pie.”



Gwangju >

A famous local restaurant, Cheongwonmomil (청원모밀) has been serving buckwheat noodle soup since 1960. Buckwheat noodles are popular in Korea, as they are both flavorful and refreshing, especially when eaten with kkaduki (radish kimchi).


Yumyeong Hoegwan

Gwangju >

Even before the mad cow disease crisis, Yumyeong Hoegwan has only been serving locally-bred hanu beef. The fresh meat, sirloin, and prime ribs are delicious and they also use rice and kimchi made in Korea. The restaurant has a lot of business and group customers, but it is also good for family occas


Arirang House

Gwangju >

With a proud 20-year history, Arirang House is famous for its kimchi, which won a prize at the first Kimchi Festival. In 2003, the restaurant collaborated with Shilla Hotel and Paradise Hotel and successfully hosted a royal cuisine demonstration event, contributing to the promotion of Korean cuisine


Yeongmi Oritang

Gwangju >

Yeongmi Oritang has been serving up duck stew (oritang) to the community for over 80 years. Made with ground perilla seeds, soybean paste, chili powder, garlic, and other carefully selected ingredients, the duck is boiled in an earthen pot and seasoned with ginseng, jujube, and water parsley to suit



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Gwangju >

About a kilometer to the right from the main entrance of Hotel Mudeung Park (무등파크호텔), there is the famous Korean hanjeongsik (Korean table d'hote) restaurant called Myeongseonheon. To maintain the freshness of the food, the restaurant runs on specific business hours (12:00-14:00 for



Gwangju >

Jeongjagol is a Korean restaurant located in Gwangju. The restaurant exudes a traditional Korean ambiance. The interior is adorned with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, decorations, and medicinal herbs. Its main menu item is its set meals that comes with porridge, salad, seasoned vegetables, bulgogi,


Gwangju Daein Market (Daein Art Market) (광주 대인시장 (대인예술시장))

Gwangju >

Gwangju Daein Market first opened as a public market on May, 1959. Visitors and vendors decreased as the nearby station and terminal relocated as a course of urban planning. The market began bustling with people once more when artists began what is called a "bokdeokbang (real estate agency) project"


Gwangju Daein Market & Daein Art Market (광주 대인시장 / 대인예술시장)

Gwangju >

Daein Market in Gwangju is a wonderul example of the changes traditional markets have gone through to remain relavent in the modern world. Originally the community center for all living needs, including produce and household goods, the market lost much interest in the mid-1990s with the influx of la


Lotte Department Store - Gwangju Branch

Gwangju >

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Yangdong Market

Gwangju >

Yangdong Market started in the 1910s as a traditional market held on dates ending in 2 and 7 of every month on the white sand beach under Gwangjugyo Bridge. The market has a long history and local citizens have many sayings referring to the multitude of items available here. During the May 18th Demo


Shinsegae Department Store - Gwangju Branch

Gwangju >

The Shinsegae Department Store, located in Gwangju-si Seo-gu, offers a place of high-class shopping. A large lobby, a gallery and information center illustrate its convenience facilities for customers, while high-quality brand names fill the various shops for a refined shopping culture. Furthermore,


May 18 Democracy Square

Gwangju >

Stretching from the (former) Jeollanam-do Provincial Government Office to the Geumnam-ro area, this famous plaza is where the landmark May 18th Democratic Uprising took place. In May 1980, the Jeollanam-do Provincial Government office building was the headquarters of the civil resistance movement an


Asia Culture Center

Gwangju >

  ACC Performance is a platform for contemporary performing arts in Asia. Serving as a platform for the creation and distribution of performing arts projects focusing on Asia, ACC Performance seeks to establish itself as an international hub bridging Korea, Asia, and the rest of the world


Asia Culture Center

Gwangju >

A Window of Asian Culture Facing the World The Asia Culture Center (ACC) is an international arts and cultural exchange organization that produces new, future-oriented results through the convergence of Asia’s past and present arts and culture with innovative ideas and beliefs. Having the


Gwangju Art Street

Gwangju >

Gwangju Art Street is aimed at developing Gwangju’s traditional art scene through exhibition of local work. The street is 300m long and located behind Jungang Elementary School, nearby Gwangju Dongbu Police Station. Items commonly found here include Korean fine art such as paintings, ceramics, wri


Yangnim History & Culture Village (양림역사문화마을)

Gwangju >

Yangnim History & Culture Village is located in the area where Western items and ideas first entered Gwangju over 100 years ago. As such, the neighborhood has a unique collection of Western architecture mixed with traditional hanok houses. There are also many houses of Christian missionaries, wh


House of Choi Seung-hyo

Gwangju >

The House of Choi Seung-hyo is a traditional residential building located on the southeastern slopes of Yangrimsan Mountain. Choi Sang-hyeon was an activist who offered his attic as a place of refuge for other activists. Since the building was constructed in the 1920s, it offers a valuable glimpse i


Sajik Park

Gwangju >

Saji Park is well landscaped with various trees and flower beds. Around April 15th every year, cherry blossoms are in full bloom creating a splendid scene. During this time, the municipality of Gwangju installs lighting in the trees for citizens to enjoy the blossoms late into the night. The park ha


Geumnam-ro Street

Gwangju >

Geumnam-ro Street used to be in the government office quarters, and is now the center of the city's finacial sphere, with many banks, insurance companies and public offices lining the street. During the May 18 Movement, the citizens gathered at Geumnam-ro Steet and marched together to express th


Owen Memorial Hall

Gwangju >

The Owen Monument and Memorial Hall is located inside the Christian College of Nursing. The monument was erected in 1914 in memory of missionary Clement Owen who, together with Priest Bae Yoo-ji, was the first missionary to come to Jeollanam-do Province. The monument was built using the 4,200 dollar


House of Lee Jang-woo

Gwangju >

Designated the ‘No. 1 Gwangju Metropolitan City Folk Material’ on March 20, 1989, the House of Lee Jang-woo is an upper-class, tile-roofed house with a gate, storeroom, servants’ quarters, detached building, and main building. Estimated to have been constructed in 1899, the house was originall


Palace Tourist Hotel

Gwangju >

Palace Tourist Hotel features 33 Western-style and 9 Korean-style guestrooms, and several convenience, entertainment and dining facilities. It serves as a transportation hub, as a train station, an express bus terminal and an airport are all within a 30-minute drive.


Hiddink Continental Tourist Hotel

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Located at the center of Gangju, cultural capital of Korea, Hotel Hiddink Continental was built at the birthplace of the famous musician Jung Yul Sung, one of the 3 greatest Chinese revolutionary music composers. In 2002, the hotel also had the privilege of hosting the Taeguk Warriors, led by Guus H


Ariene Guesthouse (아리네게스트하우스) [한국관광품질인증/Korea Quality]

Gwangju >


Sansu-dong Hanok Experience Hall

Gwangju >

This hanok (traditional Korean house) guesthouse is located in a quiet residential area in Sansu-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju. There are four rooms in total, all with ondol (under-the-floor heating system). Seoseokdae and Jungmeorijae rooms can accommodate up to 4, while Jangbuljae and Ipseokdae rooms ha


Geumsoojang Tourist Hotel

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Geumsoojang Tourist Hotel boasts 20 years of tradition in the great location of Dong-gu Gyerim-dong (in front of the former Gyerim-dong City Hall Office), and is known as the best "business hotel with expert Korean cuisine.” It has clean and comfortable guestrooms, other convenient facili


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IAM Guesthouse - Goodstay

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Hiddink Motel - Goodstay

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Shin Yang Park Hotel

Gwangju >

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