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Gwangju overview

Gwangju is a friendly place, distinct for its cultural and parks, and known for its skyscrapers and shops. Sports fans will enjoy football and baseball, and everyone will enjoy ample cafe and dining options. Spend a relaxing day at 5-18 Memorial Park and Jungoe Park when the weather is nice. Local sights like Kimdaejoong Convention Center and Guus Hiddink Stadium are worth a visit. If you're looking for a business-friendly getaway, Gwangju is for you.

Where to stay in Gwangju

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Gwangju has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Gwangju with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Gwangju hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Gwangju hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Gwangju

Fly in to Gwangju (KWJ-Gwangju Intl.), 1.8 mi (3 km) from central Gwangju. Mokpo (MWX-Muan Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 27.7 mi (44.6 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Gwangju Songjeon Station
  • • Gwangju Station

What to see around Gwangju

Art and museums stand out, with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • Gwangju Art and Culture Center
  • • Gwangju National Museum
  • • Gwangju Folk Museum
  • • Gwangju Theatre
  • • Nine Gallery
It's recognised for its parks. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • 5-18 Memorial Park
  • • Jungoe Park
  • • Geumnam Park
  • • Ssangam Park
  • • Damyang Marsh
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Kimdaejoong Convention Center
  • • Guus Hiddink Stadium
  • • Yangdong Market
  • • Missionary's House of Wilson
  • • House of Lee Jang-woo

When to visit Gwangju

Wondering which time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal trends to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 16°C day, -2°C night
  • April-June: 27°C day, 6°C night
  • July-September: 30°C day, 16°C night
  • October-December: 24°C day, 0°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 4 cm
  • April-June: 8 cm
  • July-September: 11 cm
  • October-December: 4 cm
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