Kwangju City ProfileKwangju is the ancient and present-day capital of Chollanam-do province. It's the fifth largest city in Korea, but lacks charm since few traditional remnants remain.
Kwangju is known for student and labor radicalism with riots equal in importance and severity to China's Tiananmen Square.
The southwest of South Korea
Local and long-distance buses leave from the Express Bus Terminal, the Honam Bus Terminal, and the Intercity Bus Terminal.
Places of Interest
Kwangju is beautiful, clean, organized, and has a good reputation with Koreans and foreigners alike. You can visit Chomsongdae (Star Tower), which is the oldest known astronomical observatory in the world, royal tombs, P1unhwangsa Pagoda, and Sokkuram Shrine, a "stone-grotto" shrine that holds a large granite Buddha. Kwangju National Museum is also worth a trip.
To find other ex-pats in Kwangju, try the OB Kwanjang Bar, which is small but reasonably priced.