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Gwangmyeong’s 8 attractions
Attraction 1 - Dodeokjeong Pavillion at the top of Dodeoksan Mountain
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Dodeokjeong Pavillion is located at the top of Dodeoksan Mountain (201m) where hikers can enjoy the scenery of Gwangmyeong city. Every spring, Korean azalea, azalea, purple and white azalea in the mountain lures who again have travelled long distances to ever visit and see those in full bloom. Dodeokjeong Pavillion with different types of flowers bloomed always give a shelter to the public.
Location San 137, Gwangmyeong-dong
Attraction 2 - Night and Day at KTX Gwangmyeong Station
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KTX Gwangmyeong Station which is the best steel frame symmetric building in Korea is 6.7 times larger (48,184㎡) than a soccer stadium. It boasts of Korea’s traditional lines, round line which can be seen in the eaves of Korea’s traditional houses and the curves of Korean socks. At the same time, glass ceilings allow natural light to penetrate into the air, providing softness and comfortableness, which looks like an airport in day and a spacecraft at night. Various shopping malls dot the street within 1 Km from KTX Gwangmyeong Station, which is why the station sphere is now becoming a shopping hub in the Southern area of Korea.
Location 21, Gwangmyeongyeok-ro
Attraction 3 - Anteo Eco Park
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Anteo Eco Park is a wetland in the center of city of which ecosystem has recovered. With the size of the site is 20,294㎡, it boasts of various species thanks to the formation of streams and a native plants garden. Anteo Eco Park is home to a lot of animals and plants, ranging from 7 types of amphibians and reptiles including Seoul fond frogs, 66 types of plant including narrow-leaved cat-tails, 6 types of fish including round-tailed paradise fish and to 27 types of birds including moorhen.
Location 27, 1beon-gil, Anjae-ro
Attraction 4 - Head House of Yi Won-Il and Gwangamdang House (Yi Won-Ik’s Head Residence)
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Head House of Yi Won-Il is located in Chunghyeon Museum which is one and only head family house in Korea. This is the spot where visitors can feel the trace of Yi Won-Il. In 1630, Yi Won-Ik finished his public service and started to live in a thatched-roof house where rains leaked. So the King ordered the head of Gyeonggi-do to grant him Gwangamdang House. Gwangamdang House means a house which “all the public should learn from”, representing the elegant character of Yi Won-Ik.
Location 5-6, 347beon-gil, Ori-ro
Attraction 5 - Gwangmyeong Cave
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Gwangmyeong Cave was only one metal cave located in urban areas where gold, silver, bronzes and zincs had been mined for 60 years from 1912. In 1972, the cave was shut down. Finally, in 2011 the cave was born again as a place where visitors can enjoy hand-on experiences on various themes and long history even though it was once forgotten by the public and only used for fermenting prawns caught from Sorae Pogu. Gwangmyeong Cave is Korea’s one of the best cave theme park which is 30 minutes away from Incheon International Airport or Yeouido or 5 minutes from KTX Gwangmyeong Station.
Location San 17-1, Gahak-dong
Attraction 6 - Gwangmyeong Traditional Market
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The market had formed spontaneously in early 1970s. Now it has more than 400 stores with 35,000 people visiting everyday. It has been selected as a Cultural Tourism Style Market since 2013. It has been organizing various cultural programs and transforming into a Smart Traditional Market combining data communication technology. In 2014, the merchants organized ‘Cultural Night’ and many different events each week.
Location 964beon-gil, Ori-ro (Gwangmyeongsageori station Line 7)
Attraction 7 - Forest Walking in Gureumsan Mountain Park
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It is located in Gureumsan Mountain and it is a forest surrounded with 20meter tall trees. Major facilities are playgrounds, crossing streams, and benches and the forest has the highest phytoncide concentration among 13 parks. Visitors can take a break and walk barefoot along a 184meter long red clay road with a row of 356 fir tress.
Location: San 141-7, Haan-dong
Attraction 8 - 4 seasons of Gwangmyeong Hannae (Anyangcheon Stream)
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Gwangmyeong Hannae (Anyangcheon Stream) is the first tributary of the Hangang River. It has its source on the Namseo valley in Cheonggyesan Mountain and passes through Gwangmyeong. It is a 32.5km long and has 286㎢ basin area passing through Geumcheon-gu, Guro-gu, Yeongdeungpo-gu and flowing into the western side of the Hangang River. Anyangcheon Stream’s embankment has lines of cherry trees to walk along and the bike paths with beautiful flowers such as rhododendrons, azaleas, roses, cosmos, etc.
Location : Anyangcheon-ro