Located north of Seoul, Goyang is a planned suburban city which is famous for its environmentally friendly residential areas, convenient public transportation system and international level of cultural venues and sporting facilities. The Lake Park, Flower Festival and KINTEX are representative landmarks of the charming city of Goyang.
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Festivals in Goyang City
|| April - May
Sun Rise Festival
|Goyang Lake Art Festival
||Every New Year’s Day, a splendid festival is thrown at Haengju Sanseong to welcome the first sunrise of the new year.
||The representative event of Goyang City, the floricultural industry sprang up in early 70's to foster flower culture in Korea for citizens to enjoy. Goyang has become one of the most famous cities for its floricultural industry and its flower show has grown into a horticultural event representing Korea and a venue for trading among participants at home and from abroad.
||This event is free-style arts festival held at various locations around the Lake Park. The imagination and creativity of the artists transcend the constraints imposed of the stage, filling the streets with vigor and a romantic mood. Various performing arts including jazz, mime, dance, drama and installation arts deck out the venue with colorful decorations adding glamour, with passionate performances by famous theatrical companies from around the world. Last but not least, fancy fireworks shows dazzle the cheerful spectators, bringing the excitement of the festival to a feverish climax.
||At the top of Haengju Sanseong mountain
||Around Ilsan Lake Park
||Around Ilsan Lake Park
||Sunrise Event, Performing Arts, Hanging of Well-wishers' Ribbons
||Exhibition, Business Day, Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony
||Performances, Business Meetings, Art Workshops
The Korean Peninsula is divided between north and south, making Korea one of the only divided countries in the world. The following information is about South Korea. Korea has four distinct seasons, with each offering unique and beautiful landscapes. In the spring, forsythias, cherry blossoms, azaleas and many other flowers are in full bloom. In the summer, people travel in numbers to the coasts to enjoy their vacation on the beach. In the fall, the mountains put on a fascinating coat of crimson leaves and in the winter, the land is covered with snow. The capital of Korea is Seoul, and the government is led by Park Geun-hye, elected in 2013 as the first woman president of the country.
The Korean economy is driven by manufacturing and the export of ships, automobiles, mobile phones, PCs, TVs, and other electronics to countries all around the world. Korea has enjoyed rapid economic growth thanks in large part to its export-focused strategy. Today, the nation boasts the 13th largest economy in the world. Recently, Korean dramas and movies have also become widely exported thanks to the popularity of Korean pop culture, with K-pop stars active on the world stage.
Attractions of Korea
Seoul was the capital of the Joseon Dynasty for 500 years. Of the five major palaces that remain from that period, Gyeonbokgung and Changdukgung best represent Korean history, architecture and tradition. Gyeongbokgung was the main palace of the Joseon dynasty. Gyeongheoroo (pavilion) and Guenjungjun (throne) are important heritages of the dynasty.
Also, beside Gyeongbokgung, there are two impressive museums, the National Palace Museum and National Folk Museum of Korea. Changdukgung is famous for its beautiful secret garden called "Biwon" and unique blue roof tiles (Chunggiwa).
UNESCO Designated Sights
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak where the sunrise is magnificent. The peak is surrounded by bright yellow colored rapeseed flowers in the spring, which are truly a sight to behold. Manjanggul Cave is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world, and is a designated natural monument. A lava tunnel is formed when lava deep in the ground spouts from the peak and flows to the surface. Manjanggul Cave has a variety of interesting structures inside including 70cm lava stalagmites and lava tube tunnels.
20 National Parks
There are 20 national parks in Korea for you to choose from, including three marine parks. The first designated national park also happens to be the largest, Jirisan National park located in the southwest. Parks are home to a variety of wildlife, and have been kept in remarkably pristine condition.
Traditional Markets & Shopping
Koreans used to frequent these markets for their day-to-day necessities such as food, textiles and pottery. Oiljang markets are held every 5 days and are full of exciting scenes that make for great sightseeing and photo opportunities. For large scale markets, try the shopping areas of Namdaemun, Dongdaemun and Myeong-dong. For quieter, cozier shops that are much more traditional in design, the areas of Insadong and Samcheong-dong are truly unique and charming. Insadong, long since regarded as the place for artwork and antiques, is a great place to enjoy the afternoon window-shopping or just exploring the alleyways. Samcheong-dong offers splendid traditional architecture and many fashionable
coffeeshops. Visitors to Insadong and Samcheong-dong will find everything authentically Korean.