Welcome to Gwangju, a city notable for its colourful heritage and enriching arts culture. Historically known as the breadbasket of Korea, Gwangju is also famous for its delicious cuisines. With KTX, South Korea’s high-speed rail line, this city is easily accessible for a pleasant day trip from Seoul. Hop on board now and explore the great sights of Gwangju!
There are many museums and art exhibitions in every corner of Gwangju, and several interesting festivals throughout the year. Here are some of the highlights to help you start planning your trip.
A Taste of Gwangju
Set out on a food trip to the cities near Gwangju communing with nature, or try out their local specialities, including Bulgogi (Grilled marinated beef or pork) and the well-known Tteok-galbi (Minced beef short ribs). For more dining options, come visit the restaurants at our IHG® Hotels:
Hourglass Restaurant, Holiday Inn Gwangju
La Place Restaurant & Grill, Holiday Inn Gwangju
Top Gwangju Experiences
Looking to experience the historical beauty of Gwangju, or discover the vibrancy the city has to offer? Here are some exciting places to explore:
Arts & Cultural
Gwangju Museum of Art
Lotte Premium Outlet, Shinsegae Department Store
Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Jeungsimsa Temple, Wonhyosa Temple