The Asian Culture Center is the jewel in Gwangju’s art and culture crown. Based on a conceptual plan by South Korean architect Woo Kyu Sung called Forrest of Light, the building is meant to be flooded by natural light by day, while illuminating the surrounding grounds by night. Hoursing in 2015, the ACC is expected to collaborate with artists, programs, cultural events and festivals across the nation to become a hub of Asian culture by 2023. Major Facilities (5 divisions) : ACC Culture Exchange, Archive Research, Creation, Theater, Children
2018.9.7(Fri) -11.11(Sun) Homepage: http://www.gwangjubiennale.org
Gwangju Biennale, one of the leading international exhibitions of contemporary art, has become the basis of cultural and global communications for Gwangju.
The biannual international art Biennale opened its doors in Gwangju in September 1995 as the very first one in Asia. The aim of the September to November Gwangju Biennale is not only to show off the art exhibition itself, showcasing Gwangju’s democratic spirit and culture, but to also continuously communicate with citizens through holding various events such as an international academic conference, citizen participation programs, the curators cultivation course(GBICC), and more.
1913 Songjeong Station Market
Back in 1913, 'Everyday Market of infront of Songjeong Station' has opened for the frist time. Its name had changed to 'Songjeon Station Market' to highlight 103 years of its history. Since this market has long history it would not only a vendor's living base but also a happy reminiscence place for visitors
The spirit of the southern region shines through Mt. Mudeung, a mountain 1,187m above sea level, displaying various faces as the seasons change. Royal azaleas and azalea blossoms of light pink in spring and the fresh flowing water of the valley streams in summer attract people who are weary of city life. Beautiful plants in great abundance in the fall and snowflakes in winter create a scene from an enchanting oriental painting.
Yangnim-dong Penguin Village
These days Yangnim-dong penguin village is hot place in Gwang-ju. The origins of a penguin village starts from the village headman's idea that he wants to decorate the empty space where are stacked up trash. also he is made the name of penguin village the reason for he is inspired from his friends who were inconvenient to walk.