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Gwangju

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Introduction

Chungjangno Shopping District

Chungjangno Shopping District

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Events and Festivals

  • Kimchi Festival in October

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Weather

Gwangju has milder winters compared to the north of the country but colder than the coastline to the south. Average daytime temperatures are around or slightly above zero during the day and slightly below zero at night. Winters are relatively dry. Summers are tropical with hot and humid conditions. Temperatures average between 24 and 29 degrees from June to September with nights around or above 20 degrees. This is also the wet season. The best times obviously are spring and autumn with much less rain and agreeable temperatures.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max5.1 °C7 °C12.4 °C19.3 °C23.9 °C27.2 °C29.7 °C30.5 °C26.6 °C21.5 °C14.3 °C8 °C
Avg Min-3.3 °C-2.3 °C1.6 °C7.3 °C12.4 °C17.8 °C22.4 °C22.6 °C17.2 °C10.3 °C4.2 °C-1.2 °C
Rainfall38 mm43.9 mm64.5 mm95.3 mm97.3 mm190.3 mm281.9 mm276 mm137.7 mm55.3 mm55.4 mm32.4 mm
Rain Days10.79.799.39.211.41413.99.66.89.69.7

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Getting There

By Train

  • KTX to Seoul takes 2 hours 40 minutes and costs ₩33300.

By Bus

  • Express to Seoul takes 4 hours.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Namdo Hostel3rd Floor, 839-18 Naebang-dong Seo-guHOSTEL90

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet is widely available in South Korea. The country is the sixth highest user of Internet in the world and there are internet cafes around the country in public places such as airports, train stations and bus terminals in South Korea. ‘PC bangs’ are rooms full of computers, predominantly started for people to play games. They are cheap and many open 24-hours with snacks available.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Korea Post is the national postal service and has fast, reliable and well-priced services. Standard letters and postcards start at 400 Won for domestically send ones. On their website you can find more about pricing details, as there are many different rates, depending on the zone (which country) you want to send it to, how much it weighs, wether it is air or ground service etc. Generally, post office hours are from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm, though the larger central post offices tend to be open until 8:00pm and sometimes also on Saturday or even Sunday, usually only mornings.

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