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Gwangju

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(3.2/5 based on 55+ reviews for 5 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, theme parks, museums
Gwangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a suburb southeast of Seoul. The city is not to be confused with the much larger Gwangju Metropolitan City, former capital of South Jeolla Province, South Korea. Bunwon-ri in Gwangju took an important role of ceramic production during the Joseon dynasty. There had official kilns and produced superb quality of white porcelains for use at the royal court and to export to China.HistoryIn 1962, 4 myuns including 5 ris were incorporated to Seoul.In 1973, 6 of ris were separated and these came to parts of Seongnam city. In 1979, gwangju myun promoted eup. In fact, Gwangju was a county but became a city in 2001.Notable people Lee Hong-gi (1990), lead singer of F.T. Island Choi Soo-young (1990), part of the Korean girl group Girls' Generation (SNSD) Seungri (1990), part of Korean boy band BIGBANG Chunji (1993), part of the Korean boy group Teen Top Lee Hyeri (1994), part of the Korean girl group Girl's Day
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