Gyeongsangnam-do, or Gyeongnam in short, lies South, adjacent to Gyeongsangbuk-do, and is next to the second largest city, Busan. It houses cities such as Tongyeong, Changwon and Jinju. Much like Gyeongbuk, it contains several cultural and historical remnants from the Chosun Period, and much of the landmarks remain untouched, in order to retain its natural scenery.
Visitors can expect to go to attractions such as Miryang, Geoje or Gimhae. Gyeongnam also houses a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Haeinsa Buddhist temple, which has many tourists visit daily. You can also visit Tongyeong City for a tour and sightsee along the Southern beaches and islands.
Gangnam Attractions Combo 2 - COEX, Legend Sports Heroes, City Tour Bus
News & Events
Seoul Lantern Festival
Venue: Cheonggye Plaza 14-1, Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 서린동 14-1 청계광장) Be amazed as massive lanterns light up the 1.2-kilometer long water path along Cheonggyecheon Stream from Cheonggye Plaza to Supyogyo Bridge. Lanterns of all shapes, colors, and sizes will illuminate the surrounding water making this the perfect nighttime activity. See laterns in the shapes of dragons, buildings, fish, soldiers, and more! You can also participate in making wish lanterns and sending them down the stream.
Busan Fireworks Festival (부산 불꽃축제)
Busan Firework Festival
The Busan Fireworks Festival takes place every fall season along Gwangalli Beach. The festival’s diverse programs of cultural events, high-tech laser light shows, and myriad of unique and colorful fireworks make this one of Busan's most popular festivals, drawing crowds of over 1 million visitors each year. Although people flock to the beach for a closer view of the festivities, nearby Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, Dongbaekseom Island, and Igidae Coastal Park also offer great views of the fireworks. Cost: Free (Separate fees may apply to some activities) Transportation: Geumnyeonsan Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 1 & 3. Gwangan Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 3 or 5.
Living in Seoul Talk Series
September 28, 2019 (Saturday) 9:30am to 6:00pm Itaewon Global Village Center will be hosting its first event to commemorate the “International Day for the Universal Access to Information”, entitled “Living in Seoul Talk Series”! This series will be divided into three sessions: Part 1: Living in Seoul Orientation for Newcomers in Korea (9:30am~12:00pm) - A talk on basic information on living in Seoul, crime prevention, banking, medical care, Korean culture and so on. Part 2: Basic Korean Laws by Atty. Jaesung Hong of JS Legal (1:30pm~3:30pm) - A talk on civil and criminal laws in Korea Part 3: Standard Korean Labor Law by Atty. Bongsoo Jung of Kangnam Labor Law Firm (4:00pm~6:00pm) - A talk on basic labor laws As an aspect of Itaewon GVC’s commitment to support foreigners living in Seoul, and as an agency heading the international community, we uphold the undertaking of promoting the importance of knowing one’s rights. This is also an opportunity to help foreigners living in Seoul to have access to the valuable information that will help them adapt and make their lives easier while living in Korea. All foreigners, especially those who are new to Korea are encouraged to join! To join, email us your name, nationality, contact information and the session or sessions you want to join. (Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com)