Goyang

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Goyang
고양시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Goyang-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Koyang-si
Goyang street.jpg
Official logo of Goyang
Emblem of Goyang
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Province Gyeonggi-do
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 3 gu, 35 dong
Area
 • Total 267.29 km2 (103.20 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,073,069
 • Density 4,014.6/km2 (10,398/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Goyang city is located north of Seoul (the capital of South Korea), and the city can be easily accessed through Seoul Ring- Express and Jayuro Expressway within 20 minutes. The city has become an exemplary leader among other cities in South Korea, in areas such as regional economic vitalization, environmental friendly residential areas, and convenient transportation system.[1]

Several institutions of higher learning are located in Goyang. These include Agricultural Cooperative College, Korea Aerospace University, and Transnational Law and Business University.

The city is also home to the K League Challenge football team, Goyang Hi FC Challengers League football team Goyang Citizen and SSFL team Lokomotiv Goyang FC. As well as the Asia League Ice Hockey team High1.

Places to Visit[edit]

Historic Remains

  • Bukhansanseong Fortress
  • Heungguksa Temple
  • UNESCO World Heritage Seosamneung/ Seooreung Royal Tombs
  • Haengjuseowon (Confucial Academy)
  • Ilsan Bamgasi Choga (Straw- Roofed House)

Exhibitions

  • Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center
  • Goyang Oulim Nuri Arts Center
  • Kintex
  • Aerospace Museum
  • Baedari Korean Traditional Wine Museum
  • Theme Zoo Park "Zoo Zoo"
  • Cultural Center and Museum of Latin America
  • Nongshim Theme Park

Entertainment and Shopping

  • MBC Dream Center
  • SBS Broadcasting Center
  • Western Dorm
  • Lafesta
  • Lotte Department Store
  • Hyundai Department Store
  • New-Core Outlet

Leisure

  • Bukhan Mountain
  • JeongBal Mountain
  • Go Bong Mountain
  • Lake Park
  • Goyang Sports Complex

Regular Festivals[edit]

  • Haengjusanseong Fortress Sun Rise Festival

On new year’s day each year, a splendid festival is thrown at Haengju Sanseong to welcome the new year’s day sunrise.

Time: 5:00-9:00 AM on new year’s day each year Place: at the top of the mountain where Haengju Sanseong sits

  • The Great Battle of Haengju Festival

The event is held to commemorate an important victory in Korean history (14 March) at Haengju Sanseong. Elementary school kids and their parents from the neighborhood can watch memorial service for patriotic martyrs of the nation and learn about the history of Haengju Sanseong.

Time: 10 AM on 14 March each year Place: Chungjang Shrine at Haengju Sanseoeng

  • Goyang International Flower Foundation

Floricultural industry sprang up in early 70’s fostering flower culture in Korea. Goyang became one of the most famous cities for its floricultural industry and its flower show grew into a horticultural event representing Korea and a venue for trading among participants at home and from abroad.

-Time: early April each year -Place: Areas surrounding Ilsan Lake Park

  • Goyang Lake Art Festival

The event is free-style arts festival held at various locations around the Lake Park. Imagination and wits of artists getting out of the constraints imposed by stages fill the streets with vigor and romantic mood. Various performing arts including jazz, mime, dance, drama and installation arts decking out the venue with colorful decorations to add glamour, passionate performance by famous theatrical companies from around the world and fancy fireworks all let the cheerful spectators enjoy the excitement thrown by the festival.

Time: October each year Place: locations around the Lake Park

Transportation[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Bike sharing[edit]

Goyang is served by a bike sharing system which stands at around 3,000.

Notable people from Goyang[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Foreign

Domestic:

Administrative Districts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°39′N 126°48′E / 37.650°N 126.800°E / 37.650; 126.800