Gangneung

What is Gangneung known for?


art world

for a taxi is ₩2,200. Most taxi drivers do not speak English. By bike Most bicycle shops sell second hand bicycles starting at about ₩50,000. You can buy one and sell it back to the shop for about 50% of purchase price. See thumbnail The "village guardians" at Ojukheon (File:Ojukheon 오죽헌 烏竹軒 village guardians.jpg) *

This is a massive 26.9 ac. natural art park established by a husband-and-wife team of sculptors. The couple’s desire to preserve the smallest pieces of grass, flowers, trees, and rocks harmonized nature and artistic creations to bring into being a massive art world. Named after Haslla, an old name of Gangneung, it is also known as one of the most beautiful scenic points for the sunrise and moonrise along the east coast. *


young people

of Korean culture. Since 2002, the IJAF takes place at Gyeongpo Beach in the end of July. Also, the Gyeongpo Rock Festival was established in 2006. This festival, mostly attracting young people, offers young Korean bands from the Gangneung area a stage for their performances. There are a number of historical remains and museums in Gangneung. The most prominent being the Ojukheon Museum (Ojukheon), which is named after a special black bamboo growing in this area. It is the birthplace

Festival alt url email address lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price content takes place at Gyeongpo Beach right after the IJAF from 5.-9. August since 2006. This rock festival, first and foremost attracting young people, offers young Korean bands from the Gangneung area a stage for their performances. *


dano

; Culture Gangneung has numerous festivals. The biggest and most famous is the Gangneung Dano Festival (Dano (Korean festival)) (강릉단오제) at the Dano fairground near the Namdae River. In 1967, the Gangneung Dano Festival was designated Korean National Immaterial Cultural Heritage No. 13. On November 11, 2005 it was designated by UNESCO as a "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity". Nowadays, it is a combination of several commemoration rites and traditional

plays. A highlight is the traditional Gwanno Mask Dance (Gwanno Gamyeongeuk) which is only performed at this festival. In addition to well established festivals like the Dano, there are several newer festivals in Gangneung, such as the IJAF (International Junior Art Festival) enjoys great popularity. The IJAF is a cultural festival for youth from all over the world. The festival includes both performances of the participating groups and a diversified cultural program demonstrating the essence

language Korean (Korean language) date 2010-03-20 publisher Silvernet News accessdate 2010-11-16 '''Dano''', also called '''Surit-nal''', is a Korean traditional holiday that falls on the 5th day of the fifth month of the lunar Korean calendar. It is an official holiday in North Korea and one of the major traditional holidays in South Korea. South Korea has retained several festivals related to the holiday, one of which is ''Gangneung Dano


short track

for the Olympics. *Yulgok Hockey Centre – Ice Hockey (men competition) *Kwandong Hockey Centre - Ice Hockey (women competition) *Gangneung Curling Centre – Curling *Gyeongpo Oval – Speed skating *Gangneung Ice Arena – Short track speed skating and Figure skating Gallery File:Korea-Gangneung-House of Heo family-01.jpg The birth house of Heo Nanseolheon, a famous Korean poet of the 17th century. File:Korea

for crosstracking. In the 3000 m, he finished second. At the 2008 World Championships (2008 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships) in Gangneung, South Korea (Gangneung), Ohno won his first overall

Press accessdate 2009-08-12 In 2009, he won his 10th national title and qualified for the world team. Unable to defend his championship, he finished fifth in the overall rankings at the 2009 World Championships (2009 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships) in Vienna, Austria, placing second at the 1000 m, and winning gold with the 5000 m relay team.


agricultural history

and antique pieces from the history of the city. Located in the hills surrounding Gangneung City, there is the revealing Daegwallyeong Museum. It consists of a private collection with more than 1000 artifacts and shows the agricultural history of the region. Climate Gangneung experiences a humid subtropical climate (Köppen (Köppen climate classification) ''Cfa'') with cool to cold winters and hot, humid summers. Since Gangneung is coastal city, the city is generally milder winters and relatively cooler summers than the rest of Korea.It is bordered by mountains to the west and the sea to the east. WikiPedia:Gangneung Commons:Category:Gangneung, Gangwon-do


major traditional

language Korean (Korean language) date 2010-03-20 publisher Silvernet News accessdate 2010-11-16 '''Dano''', also called '''Surit-nal''', is a Korean traditional holiday that falls on the 5th day of the fifth month of the lunar Korean calendar. It is an official holiday in North Korea and one of the major traditional holidays in South Korea. South Korea has retained several festivals related to the holiday, one of which is ''Gangneung Dano Festival'' (강릉단오제) designated by UNESCO as a "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity". WikiPedia:Gangneung Commons:Category:Gangneung, Gangwon-do


massive+art

This is a massive 26.9 ac. natural art park established by a husband-and-wife team of sculptors. The couple’s desire to preserve the smallest pieces of grass, flowers, trees, and rocks harmonized nature and artistic creations to bring into being a massive art world. Named after Haslla, an old name of Gangneung, it is also known as one of the most beautiful scenic points for the sunrise and moonrise along the east coast. *


traditional+plays

; Culture Gangneung has numerous festivals. The biggest and most famous is the Gangneung Dano Festival (Dano (Korean festival)) (강릉단오제) at the Dano fairground near the Namdae River. In 1967, the Gangneung Dano Festival was designated Korean National Immaterial Cultural Heritage No. 13. On November 11, 2005 it was designated by UNESCO as a "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity". Nowadays, it is a combination of several commemoration rites and traditional

plays. A highlight is the traditional Gwanno Mask Dance (Gwanno Gamyeongeuk) which is only performed at this festival. In addition to well established festivals like the Dano, there are several newer festivals in Gangneung, such as the IJAF (International Junior Art Festival) enjoys great popularity. The IJAF is a cultural festival for youth from all over the world. The festival includes both performances of the participating groups and a diversified cultural program demonstrating the essence


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name Gangneung Gamja Ongsimi alt url email address 171 Toseong-ro lat long directions phone +82 33 648-0340 tollfree fax hours price content Televised on several popular national TV programs for their gamja ongsimi, a variety of dumpling soup. *


winning gold

Press accessdate 2009-08-12 In 2009, he won his 10th national title and qualified for the world team. Unable to defend his championship, he finished fifth in the overall rankings at the 2009 World Championships (2009 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships) in Vienna, Austria, placing second at the 1000 m, and winning gold with the 5000 m relay team. WikiPedia:Gangneung Commons:Category:Gangneung, Gangwon-do

Gangneung

'''Gangneung''' is a city (Administrative divisions of South Korea) in Gangwon-do (Gangwon-do (South Korea)), on the east coast of South Korea. It has a population of 229,869 (as of 2006). Gangneung City (2003). Population & Households. Retrieved January 14, 2006. Gangneung is the economic centre of the Yeongdong (Yeongdong (region)) region of Gangwon Province. Gangneung has many tourist attractions, such as Jeongdongjin, a very popular area for watching the sun rise. There is a ROK (Republic of Korea Air Force) airbase south of downtown Gangneung which formerly doubled as a civil airport. US Forces Korea (2004). Alphabetical Listing. Retrieved January 14, 2006.

The city is also home to National League (Korea National League) soccer club Gangneung City FC and K-League soccer team Gangwon FC.

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