Tip # 2 Fall in Love with your city
Howdy folks! With this slowly changing weather, it’s easier now than ever to explore and enjoy all of the attraction that Gwangju has to offer. So often after living in a place for a while we forget to appreciate the things that made us love it in the first place. So tip # 2 is to either fall in love or fall in love all over again with your city of residence. Lucky us in Gwangju have LOADS of options.
My first suggestion would be to check out the 5.18 parks and memorial, with the humidity and heat slowly dissipating it’s the perfect time to explore the outside. Take a walk through the cemetery or one of the parks. It’s important to remember that Gwangju is the birthplace of democracy in Korea, and that it wasn’t done without sacrifices. There are 2 different parks to check out including 518기념공원, 5.18자유공원, and the May 18th National Cemetery. Also there is the 518 bus that goes to all of these places.
One of the things that makes Gwangju such a peaceful and beautiful place to live is the mountains that surround us. So during this gorgeous season go ahead and check out Mudeung mountain. You don’t have to hike the entire thing, although you absolutely can! Don’t forget to bring yourself some snacks and beverages so that you have some sustenance when you stop and look at the beauty of Gwangju from the top of the mountain. If you’ve done Mudeung and all it has to offer, including the ski lifts (So fun) why not check out some of the other amazing trails on the mountains that surround our city.
The downtown area is dotted with bridges that cross the river. Most of them are really interesting to look at, but perhaps even more enjoyable is taking a walk along the river. There are plenty of places to cross, or to sit down and just enjoy the sounds of nature while in the middle of the city. If the river and downtown aren’t your thing why not check out one of the many reservoirs the city boasts. Enjoy the peaceful sounds of the water, and get reacquainted with nature.
I hope that you decide to take a few moments out of your day I’m fall in love with the city that you’re in or re-fall in love with it if it’s been a long time.