Gwangju - Korea Tourism Organization


Gwangju Metropolitan Area, surrounded by Jeollanam region, is the birthplace of the modern democratic movement in Korea and keeps the history well preserved.

This movement, which started as an opposition to military government in 1980 and was named as 18th May Democratic Uprising by UNESCO, is a turning point in the history of Korea. Gwangju, also known as the birthplace of classical Korean poem ‘gasa’, hosts annual cultural festivals related to both food and art.

Sites to Visit

Gwangju National Museum, 18th May National Cemetery, 5-10 Memorial Park, Chungjangno Street, Mudeungsan Regional Park, Gwangju Bienal Hall, Pungam Reservoir, Gwangju Folk Museum, Gwangju Art Museum, Jeungsimsa Temple, Asian Culture Complex