Top 9 Things to do in Jangseong-gun, South Korea

July 18, 2017 Vergie Nakamoto

Jangseong-gun in South Korea, from Asia region, is best know for Sacred & Religious Sites. Discover best things to do in Jangseong-gun with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Baegyangsa Temple

26, Yaksu-ri, Bukha-myeon, Jangseong-gun, Jeollanam-do 515-854, South Korea +82 61-392-7502
Excellent
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4 based on 9 reviews

Baegyangsa Temple

Reviewed By CanisHan - Guri, South Korea

C1 ( 2015.05.22 )
This temple had good atmosphere and beautiful view. But I couldn't find unique difference with another temple. This temple had big size parking area, and good road to temple. I want to visit only temple about 30 minutes, the entrance fee was 7,000 won. the parking fee 4,000 and fee per person 3,000.. Too much price, I think.

2. Damyang Juknokwon

282 Hyanggyo-ri, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do 517-802, South Korea +82 61-380-2680
Excellent
40%
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4 based on 131 reviews

Damyang Juknokwon

Reviewed By Kiks_UK - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

This is an outdoor activity so best visited in good weather. It is essentially a bamboo forest with lots of trails to walk along and large Gardens surrounding it. There is also a small building in the centre hosting art Exhibitions from local artists and a nice café in the basement. There were also weaving classes and other activities which were closed when I visited but are open during peak season. I spent around an hour and a half here and really enjoyed it, it was a highlight of my trip - beautiful scenery and very serene.
The trails/paths were pretty flat but many were steep inclines and there were some steps involved so if you have mobility issues you might not be able to access everywhere. A pushchair would be fine but I saw someone in a wheelchair struggling.

3. May 18th National Cemetery

200 Minju-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61045, South Korea +82 62-266-5187
Excellent
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

May 18th National Cemetery

Reviewed By H1732015 - Seoul, South Korea

The Memorial and the museum are a good introduction to the Gwangju Uprising of 1980. The graves of the victims are moving, as is the Memorial Hall. The exhibits in the museum may occasionally seem overemotional, but the movie provides historical background. Well worth the longish trip out on the aptly-named 518 bus. A little further up the road is the original burial place of the victims, if you have time make your way up there, too.

4. Gochangeupseong Fortress

126 Eumnae-ri, Gochang-eup, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Excellent
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Gochangeupseong Fortress

Reviewed By veggiejeonju - Jeonju, South Korea

A small fortress that was the one of the film locations for Dae Jang Geum. Visited here while transferring buses from Jeonju to go to Seonunsa. It is a pleasant walk from the bus station and it is also near a Pansori Musuem.

5. Gwangju Folk Museum

48-25, Seoha-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61104, South Korea +82 62-613-5337
Excellent
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4 based on 37 reviews

Gwangju Folk Museum

Reviewed By EconProf - Fargo, North Dakota

We took a cab from our hotel (Firenze Hotel) and the cost was about 5000 won. The museum is well-organized and most of the information is available in English. The museum traces the customs of Korea from birth to death. I especially enjoyed the displays of local food since it helped me to identify some of the things we had been eating.
The museum takes 1 - 2 hours to visit and is free. It's next to the Art Museum and you can also walk to the Gwangju National Museum from the Folk museum (ask for directions). It's about a ten minute walk. We visited both museums in the morning.

6. 1913 Songjeong Market

Songjeong-ro 8beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, South Korea +82 70-8285-3171
Excellent
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4 based on 40 reviews

1913 Songjeong Market

Reviewed By Ada W - Manchester, United Kingdom

A nice refurbished historical market opposite the train station with places to eat and drink. Even has a place to wait that will display the train times. Not a long street but packed with interesting little stores selling hand made noodles, a butchers or just small cafes. An interesting mix of old buildings with new store fronts.

7. Gwangju National Museum

110, Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61066, South Korea +82 62-570-7000
Excellent
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4 based on 20 reviews

Gwangju National Museum

Reviewed By jessolo - Gwangju, South Korea

The Gwangju National Museum has 4 exhibition rooms on 2 floors. Of particular interest is the Buddhist art hall as many of the relics have been found locally. What sets this museum apart though is the staff. We were greeted by exceptionally friendly staff who are clearly passionate about what they do. On the second floor we received a guided tour by one of the curators who was very knowledgeable. All staff we met seemed to be well versed in English as well. It is free to visit the museum.

8. Gwangju Museum of Art

52 Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61104, South Korea +82 62-613-7100
Excellent
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4 based on 22 reviews

Gwangju Museum of Art

Reviewed By Cromagx

The main exibition was classic korean landscape-paintings of hills Forests. They were painted in the last 10-20 years by the same artist and they where uninspirering and boring without any creative touch. We went to the child exibition and thus was actually much better. There were some provocative art made by korean artists. Also do not forget to visit the cafe - its very charming with strange, but exciting korean sweets. And you can buy nice art.

9. Jungoe Park

50, Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61104, South Korea
Excellent
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4 based on 9 reviews

Jungoe Park

Reviewed By 비스킷 - Gwangju, South Korea

근처 거주민들에게 특히 아이들이 있는 가정에게는 주말에 시간보내기 더할 나위없이 좋은 곳입니다. 박물관 2개, 미술관, 카페, 오래됐지만 놀이공원 등 넓은 잔디가 펼쳐진 돈들이지 않고 즐길 수 있는 피크닉 장소입니다.

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