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Welcome to Buk-gu Gwangju Metropolitan City

Buk-gu Profile

  • Tree

    Zelkova tree The zelkova tree, commonly known as "Dangsan Tree," is believed to be the home of a tutelary deity. It is typically used as the shade tree (the tree guarding the entrance of a village) because of its long life and lush foliage. It also symbolizes the residents' sentimental love for their home villages.
    Zelkova tree photo
  • Flower

    Crape Myrtle The carape myrtle, also known as "Indian lilac"(Lagerstroemaia indica), grows naturally around pavilions or the Mudeungsan area. It is also favored as the garden tree in a house. It symbolizes the persistence and energy of our people.
    Crape Myrtle photo
  • Bird

    Pigeon The pigeon, a good flier with its big wings, is the bird commonly found in mountains and fields. Docile and warmhearted, the pigeon is considered a bird that brings luck and symbolizes the peaceful and charming life of the residents in Gwangju.
    Pigeon photo