Ilsandong-gu

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Ilsandong-gu
일산동구
Non-autonomous District
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 一山東區
 • Revised Romanization Ilsandong-gu
 • McCune-Reischauer Ilsantong-gu
Map of Gyeonggi highlighting Ilsandong-gu.
Map of Gyeonggi highlighting Ilsandong-gu.
Country South Korea
Region Sudogwon (Gijeon)
Province Gyeonggi
City Goyang
Administrative divisions 11 dong
Population
 • Dialect Seoul
Website Ilsandong-gu Office

Ilsandong-gu (literally “Eastern Ilsan district”) is a district in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Ilsan-gu was divided into Ilsandong-gu and Ilsanseo-gu on May 16, 2005.

Administration[edit]

Ilsandong-gu is divided into 11 dong (동, "neighborhoods"):

  • Siksa-dong (식사동)
  • Jungsan-dong (중산동)
  • Pungsan-dong (풍산동)
  • Baekseok 1 and 2-dong (백석1~2동)
  • Madu 1 and 2-dong (마두1~2동)
  • Janghang 1 and 2-dong (장항1~2동)
  • Gobong-dong (고봉동) [divided into Jiyeong-dong, Seongseok-dong, Seolmun-dong and Sarihyeon-dong (지영동, 성석동, 설문동, 사리현동)]

Attractions[edit]

The National Cancer Center of Korea is located in Ilsan. Ilsan is also home to Lake Park (호수공원). The lake covers 72.9 acres (295,000 m2) and is the largest artificial lake in Asia.[1] There are several recreational facilities such as promenade road, bicycle path, inline skating, walking, and a jogging trail that encircles the lake. Lake Park also features a large variety of wild flowers and plants, such as cactus arboretum and botanical gardens. It is the venue for the annual Goyang World Flower and the filming location of Seoul Broadcasting System's drama Star's Lover.[2]

The area surrounding Lake Park is a large and sprawling commercial district, which include the Lotte Department Store, Grand Department Store, Hyundai Department Store, as well as the huge La Festa shopping complex and the Western Dom which hosts hundreds of stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, and bars. The nightlife in La Festa and Western Dom is also evident as thousands of young people can be seen and businesses are always bustling, especially the bars and nightclubs pounding out loud music until the early morning hours every day. Ilsan is also the site of an annual electric lights festival. Its dynamic culture and beautiful urban landscape have attracted production of numerous Korean TV shows. As a result, MBC and SBS, two of the three largest television networks, relocated their production centres to Ilsan.

Jeongbalsan Park is located in the center of Ilsan. It is a large residential park which features a large hiking hill with trails, a large Buddhist temple, some historical thatched roof houses, and an outdoor gymnasium.

The Goyang Aram Complex is also located in Ilsan between Lake Park and Jeongbalsan mountain. The theater has 1,887 seats. It is the only wind-pipe concert hall north of the Han River with more than 1,000 seats.[3]

Education[edit]

Jungball Middle School (정발중학교) in Ilsandong-gu

Ilsandong-gu has 33 schools including: 19 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 7 high schools, and 1 special school.[4]

Baengma (백마) is notable for their hagwons (학원, "cram school"), and many hagwons are present in the region.

Photos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guide Book: Culture and Tourism in Goyang
  2. ^ "A Star's Lover". Korean TV Drama. Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Guide Book: Culture and Tourism in Goyang
  4. ^ http://gu.goyang.go.kr/ilsan/gyintro/guintro/general/general.html

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