Gangneung

What is Gangneung known for?


participating

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

on the main stage at Gyeongpo Beach, one performance on the sub stage next to the Gangneung Arts Hall in the city. The first evening starts with a big parade of all participants through the city towards the beach. The opening and closing ceremony includes a big fireworks at the beach. During festival days, the participating groups attend several cultural workshops. The festival is free of charge for the participating groups, entrance is free for the audience. *


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


national title

) - from the first characters in the city names Gangneung and Wonju. *Gyeonggi - the Chinese characters for the name mean "area around the capital", referring to the location of the province around Seoul, South Korea On December 24, 2007, in Kearns, Utah, Ohno won his ninth national title, finishing first in the 1000 m and the 1500 m. He also finished first in the 500 m, but was disqualified

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.


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01_02 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).


studies work

Eastern and China Southern formerly served this airport. 2003–Present Gangneung, Gangwon (Gangwon-do (South Korea)) - title Gung Ye at The Academy of Korean Studies work people.aks.ac.kr accessdate 7 March 2011 He was a Buddhist monk but soon joined in the political uprisings, and became leader of many troops. He conquered much land and set up base in Myeongju (hangul:명주, hanja:溟州), today's Gangneung in 895 with the support of many regional leaders


distinct culture

. The Taebaek Mountains stretch along the eastern edge of Korean Peninsula and run along the East Sea. Geologically isolated from most parts of the country, Gangneung was able to preserve its own distinct culture and to date it has a tendency of being politically and culturally more conservative. Understand Tourist office * WikiPedia:Gangneung Commons:Category:Gangneung, Gangwon-do


main stage

on the main stage at Gyeongpo Beach, one performance on the sub stage next to the Gangneung Arts Hall in the city. The first evening starts with a big parade of all participants through the city towards the beach. The opening and closing ceremony includes a big fireworks at the beach. During festival days, the participating groups attend several cultural workshops. The festival is free of charge for the participating groups, entrance is free for the audience. *


small international

- '''Yangyang International Airport''' WikiPedia:Gangneung Commons:Category:Gangneung, Gangwon-do


national cultural

of the famous Korean scholar Yulgok (1536–1584) (whose image is on the South Korean 5,000 Won note) and his mother Saimdang (1504–1551) (whose image is on the 50,000 Won note.) In 1963, the Ojukheon Museum was designated as National Cultural Heritage No. 165. It includes one of the oldest wooden buildings in Korea. Several shrines and old residential buildings deliver insight into the lives of these famous Koreans. Next to the Ojukheon Museum there is the Gangneung Municipal Museum which shows folklore 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


track speed

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 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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