Jungoe Park Cultural Belt
Jungoe Park, which is right next to the highway West Gwangju Interchange, the northern gate to Gwangju and spreads widely over approx. 2.3㎢ area, is popular as a city neighborhood park where people can rest and relax in the scenic nature with various play areas and trails. Ecological reservoirs such as Unamje, Yongbongje, etc. as well as performance and exhibition facilities such as National Gwanju Museum, Culture and Arts Center, City Museum of Art, Folk Museum, Biennale Exhibition Hall, etc. are concentrated in the surrounding areas of Jungoe Park, forming a cultural belt. It is the major cultural complex of Gwangju and everything is within walking distance. There are various exhibitions and cultural events available and enough green areas and leisure spaces so if one visits there with enough time, one can enjoy culture and nature at the same time to the fullest.
At National Gwangju Museum and Gwangju Folk Museum, which exhibit historical relics and collection of folk materials, one can travel back to the past and learn the history and culture of Gwangju. Then enable visitors to directly experience various folk games, pioneering in the inheritance of traditional heritage. City Culture and Arts Center takes the cultural knowledges of visitors to a higher level through various exhibitions and is loved by people as an open cultural space that interact with citizens through various works of art and exhibits that link the past and the present. Also, with the annual ‘Kimchi Festival’ and biennial ‘Biennale’ and ‘Design Biennale’ taking place, this is the place one can fully enjoy the taste and beauty of Gwangju, the center city of Asian culture.