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.
Several institutions of higher learning are located in Goyang. These include Agricultural Cooperative College, Korea Aerospace University, and Transnational Law and Business University.
In sports, the city is also home to the K League Challenge football team, Goyang Hi FC, Challengers League football team Goyang Citizen FC, and SSFL team Lokomotiv Goyang FC, as well as the Asia
League Ice Hockey team High1.
Places to Visit:
UNESCO World Heritage Seosamneung/ Seooreung Royal Tombs
Haengjuseowon (Confucial Academy)
Ilsan Bamgasi Choga (Straw- Roofed House)
Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center
Goyang Oulim Nuri Arts Center
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
Lotte Department Store
Hyundai Department Store
Go Bong Mountain
Goyang Sports Complex
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