Gokseong County

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Gokseong

곡성군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationGokseong-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerKoksŏng-gun
Official logo of Gokseong
Emblem of Gokseong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionHonam
Administrative divisions1 eup, 10 myeon
Area
 • Total547.37 km2 (211.34 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total31,009
 • Density56.7/km2 (147/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Jeolla

Gokseong County (Gokseong-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea.

Attractions[edit]

  • Taeansa Temple[1]
  • Neungpa Tower
  • Seomjin River
  • Dongli mountain valley
  • Gok-song Haneulnari Village (a farming-themed village)
  • Gokseong Train Village (site of historical steam engine train where folks can take a ride on an old fashioned train)

Transportation[edit]

Train[edit]

Jeolla Line comes into Gokseong station. The Saemaul and Mugunghwa trains all stop on the way to Gokseong.

Bus[edit]

Buses to Gwangju and Gurye take 30 minutes and to Namwon takes one hour. However, it is quite difficult to go to southern parts of Jeollas like Suncheon, Jeonnam.

Car[edit]

There are 3 interchanges on the Honam Expressway. These interactions are joined with other roads.

Festival[edit]

  • Gokseong World Rose Festival - Every May, the World Rose Festival is held in Gokseong, Jeollanam-do. In the train town of Gokseong Seomjin River, tourists can enjoy a variety of attractions and experience programs including a steam locomotive and a rail bike.


Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Gokseong is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cin Woo Lee "Simply stunning: 33 incredible Korean temples" Archived 2012-04-17 at the Wayback Machine CNN Go. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-12

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°16′51″N 127°17′43″E / 35.2808333433°N 127.295277788°E / 35.2808333433; 127.295277788