Day Tour (Jeolla-do Nearby Healing Tour - November 8, 2018)
||Holiday Inn Hotel -> Mugaksa [History -> Meditation and tea ceremony -> Free Tour] -> Suncheon [Suncheonman National Garden -> Skycube -> SuncheonBay Wetland Reserve] -> Holiday Inn Hotel
||Entrance fee to Suncheon National Garden and SuncheonBay Wetland respectively \8000
Round trip fare for Skycube \8000
* Food expenses are not included
Half Day Tour (Beautiful Gwangju City Tour - November 9, 2018)
Sosaewon Garden is a private garden from the Joseon Period where the beauty of traditional Korea is preserved. Including peach trees, various kinds of trees and grass are planted on both sides of the stream while clear water flows down the foot of the garden walls. The log bridge above the valley adds to the charm of the scenery. The harmony between nature and the artificial waterfall is a sight to behold.
The 8.5 kilometer-long boulevard is located along National Road No. 24 and is one of the most popular driving routes in Korea. Feel free to stop your car along the roadside to take a walk among these 10 to 20-meter-tall trees and breathe their fresh scent. Thanks to these stately trees, in 2002 the Korea Forest Service selected the boulevard as one of the most beautiful roads in Korea.
Each unique shop is connected to other shops in the village. An art studio offers a wide array of dishes used in cafes and restaurants in the village; the Living Gallery not only decorates Provence Village, but also makes decorative items such as hand-painted ceramics, available for purchase; and the European bakery boasts fresh, delicious breads. Each shop is an independent unit with a unique design concept. The Herb Garden in the village, in addition, hosts a wide array of cultural events and performances for visitors.
Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park
The field of reeds is home to many plants that thrive in damp conditions, like the common reed and the starwort. Among the world’s wetlands, Suncheonman Bay is widely known for attracting the largest number of rare birds. Internationally rare birds such as the hooded crane, white-naped crane, white stork, black-faced spoonbill, Eurasian Oystercatcher, as well as birds designated as natural treasures, can be spotted here. There are about 140 species of birds including the snipe, wild duck, shelduck, and wild goose in total.
||Holiday Inn Hotel -> Gwangju Biennale ( Exhibition Hall )-> Asia Culture Center( Live Park )-> Shinsegae Department Store -> Holiday Inn Hotel
( Supported by Bureau )
* Food expenses are not included
Asia Culture Center
Asia Culture Center is a multi-cultural facility themed around Asian culture, including creativity, exhibition, and performance. It consists of ACC Culture Exchange, ACC Theater, ACC Creation, ACC Archives & Research, ACC Children and various other cultural facilities that showcase the unique culture and experiences of Asian cultures.
Morning Tour(Experience Modern History and Culture Tour – November 10, 2018)
Named after the posthumous title of General Kim Deok-ryeong, Chungjang-ro Street was the site of the 1980 Gwangju Democratization Movement. 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.
||Kim Dae Jung Convention Center Info Desk -> Damyang ( Juknokwon->Metaprovince )-> Gwangju Fringe Festival -> Kim Dae Jung Convention Center
||Entrance fee for Juknokwon ￦2,000
* Food Expenses are not included
You will find a village from the 1970s and '80s being transformed into an outdoor exhibition space. The "Penguin Village" was named after the way the elderly with knee pain walked somewhat like penguins.Villagers began to clean up burned down and abandoned houses there and brought things to exhibit on the walls. Someone wrote on the wall, "Let's be thankful that we lived in those days." Penguin Tavern in the middle of the village is a chat room for residents. The room, though small, is filled with all kinds of objects from the residents. In front of the Craft Studio, residents post village newsletters.
With various modern architectural buildings and a forest of trees over 100 years old, Yangnim-dong is a living museum of history, architecture, culture, and art. During the Japanese Occupation, the foreign missionary built churches, schools, and hospitals in Yangrim-dong; thus earning for the area nicknames like "Jerusalem of Gwangju" and "Occidental Village."Early Christian relics and traditional Korean sites remain just as they were in the old days along narrow alleys; lining Minsok-gil are traditional hanok homes including the House of Choe Seung-hyo and the House of Yi Jang-u.