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Gwangju travel guide

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You're Going to Love Gwangju (Gwangju)

Gwangju has a trendy, thriving youth culture and, because of this, it's home to a whole host of clubs, bars, nightlife, shopping, and restaurants. Visitors will also love eating their way through the "breadbasket" of South Korea.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Gwangju (Gwangju)

When to Visit Gwangju (Gwangju)

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Visit Gwangju year round but pack your galoshes and rain coats! The city experiences a temperate climate but also heavy rainfall. Temperatures average 60 degrees.

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How to Get to Gwangju (Gwangju)

Airports near Gwangju

KWJ Gwangju
RSU Yeosu
KUV Gunsan

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Where to Stay in Gwangju (Gwangju)

If you love luxury but prefer serenity, the Shinyang Park Hotel will be perfect. For accessibility and moderate accommodation, check in to the Hiddink Continental Tourist Hotel.

Popular Neighborhoods in Gwangju

Where to stay in popular areas of Gwangju

How to Get Around Gwangju (Gwangju)

The Cost of Living in Gwangju (Gwangju)

Shopping Streets

For those looking for deals on food, clothing, and furniture, don't miss the bright lights and busy crowds of Yangdong Market.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk costs ₩2,500 and a dozen eggs cost ₩3,000.

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Where to Eat in Gwangju (Gwangju)

Chow down on American-style pizza at Orange Brothers Pizza for ₩3,500 per slice. Or visit Jeongjagol for beef ribs and bulgogi for ₩13,000-₩28,000.