Gangneung

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by the escaping infiltrators. North Korea threatened to retaliate over the incident, and in October 1996, a South Korean diplomat, Choi Duk Keun (Choe Deok-geun), was found poisoned in Vladivostok by a substance similar to that carried on the submarine. By 29 December, however, the North issued an official statement expressing "deep regret" over the submarine incident, although it did not issue a direct apology. In return, the South Korean government returned the cremated remains


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and relatively cooler summers than the rest of Korea.It is bordered by mountains to the west and the sea to the east.

km mi abbr on railway along the eastern coast from Mukho to Gangneung and Gyeongpo-dong, the endpoint of a narrow-gauge railway to Sokcho, was opened on October 31, 1962. This line was also called the Donghae Bukbu Line with view to a planned connection with the existing line by the same name further north. On May 17, 1963, the Yeongam, Cheoram and Gangwon Bukbu Lines were integrated into a single line from


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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. *


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is Gangwon's local specialty buckwheat noodle dish served in a chilled broth. If you ask the locals, Yehyang is the place they will tell you to go for makguksu. *


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that by the age of seven he had finished his lessons in the Confucian classics, and passed the Civil Service literary examination at the age of 13. Yi I secluded himself in Kumgang-san following his mother's death when he was 16 and stayed for 3 years, studying Buddhism. He left the mountains at 20 and devoted himself to the study of Confucianism. WikiPedia:Gangneung Commons:Category:Gangneung, Gangwon-do


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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).


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; 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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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. *


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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


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- '''Yangyang International Airport''' 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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