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Gwangmyeong (광명,光明) is in Gyeonggi province in South Korea, a satellite city designed to decentralize Seoul's residential functions. It borders Seoul's Geumcheon-gu on the east, Seoul's Guro-gu on the north, Siheung-si and Bucheon-si on the west and Anyang-si on the south.


Gwangmyeong-si belongs to Siheung County with the southwestern part of Seoul from the Joseon Dynasty and was promoted to Gwangmyeong City in 1981.

The gureum-san mountain, which is the end of the Gwangju mountain range, and the hill in Dogo are in the center of the city, but Gwangmyeong is a low plain terrain as a whole. KTX Gwangmyeong Station was opened in Iljik-dong(일직동).The telephone number uses the same 02 as Seoul. The city hall is in Cheolsan-dong(철산동), with 18 administrative districts.


Gwangmyeon's climate is very similar to that of nearby Seoul. It features continental climate. Gwangmyeong is an inland city, so it has the characteristics of a land map.

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Get in[edit]

Nearby cities include Bucheon to the west, Anyang to the east, Siheung to the south, and Seoul to the north.

By metro[edit]

Gwangmyeong is located on Subway Line 1 and 7. Travel times to the center of Gwangmyeong (Cheolsan station):

  • From Seoul Station (Seoul, Line1): 1 hr
  • From Express Bus Terminal Station (Seoul, Line7): 30 min
  • From Incheon Station (Incheon, Line1): 1 hr 5 min
  • From Bupyeong-gu Office Station (Incheon, Line7): 30min

Gwangmyeong is served by two subway stations (on Line 1 and 7):

  • 1 Gwangmyeong Station (Line 1) (광명역), Soha 2-dong.
  • 2 Cheolsan Station (Line 7) (철산역), Cheolsan 3-dong.

By train[edit]

You can use the Gwangmyeong ktx (Gyeongbu Express Line). KTX is the fastest in Korea train.


  • 1 Ki Hyeong-do Literature Museum (기형도문학관), 268, Ori-ro. 09:00-18:00 March ~ October; 09:00-17:00 November-February; Closed Monday. A literary building named after the poet Gi-hyeon do. Free.
  • 2 Gwangmyeong Cave (광명동굴), 142, Gahak-ro 85beon-gil. Weekdays 09:00-18:00, last entry 17:00; closed Monday. it was developed in 1912 during the Japanese occupation. It retains the painful history of Korea during the Japanese colonial rule. More than 1 million people visit annually.Tunnel length: 7.8km (2km open) Total depth: 275m Adults (Groups): 6000 won (5,000 won) Youth 3500 won. 광명동굴 on Wikipedia
  • 3 Ante Ecological Park (안터생태공원), Ante Ecological Park, 27, Anjae-ro 1beon-gil. Ante Eco Park is not only designated as an urban wetland and an ecological preservation district, but also has good location and is used as a resting place and ecological learning center for Gwangmyeong citizens. It is inhabited by a variety of wildlife. free.
  • 4 Gwangmyeong Traditional Market (광명전통시장), Oriro 964beon-gil (Gwangmyeong Sageori Station (subway line 7) exit 9, +82 2 2614-0006. big market in Gwangmyeong sells ingredients and various foods such as jokbal, tteokbokki, chicken gangjeong, hotteok and pretzel.
  • 5 Chunghyeon Museum (충현박물관), 5-5, Ori-ro 347beon-gil, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do South Korea, +82 2 898-0505. Chunghyun Museum preserves the ruins and relics of Lee Won-ik and his immediate descendants. In the exhibition hall (Chunghyungwan), various materials of the four generations, including artifacts and materials related to Lee Won-ik and folk life products of Jongga, are displayed. Adults : 3500 won , Youth 2500 won.
  • 6 Lee Won-ik House and Gwangamdang (이원익집과관감당), 1086 Soha 2-dong, Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi do. 10am~17pm. This is the closing price of Lee Won-ik, a duck who served as a royal family member during the Joseon Dynasty (1567-1608) and King Injo (1623-1649) and was known as Cheongbaek-ri. In the eighth year of King Injo's reign (1630), when rain broke out on the teacher's house, which was two square kilometers away, the king granted him a new house. In the ninth year of King Hyojong's reign (1658), a shrine was built and a signboard called 'Chunghyeon Seowon' was received, but the seowon was later demolished. It is said that the building of Gwangamdang, a love house, was built in 1916 on the old house site, built the main building in the following year, and built the new building in 1940.

    It retains the image of a residential house in Gyeonggi-do built in the 20th century

Mountains in Gwangmyeong

  • 7 Gureim-san, Hayan 1-dong (on the border between Soha-dong and Noonsa-dong), +82 2-2680-2339. A mountain, 237 m in height
  • (Dodeok-san Moutain) A mountain on the border between Gwangmyeong-dong, Cheolsan-dong and Haan-dong, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do. It is 183.1 m high.

River in Gwangmyeong

  • Anyangcheon (Cheolsan-dong)
  • Mokgamcheon (Gwangmyeong-dong)
  • Sohacheon (Soha-dong)



  • Gwangmyeong City Volunteer Festival. This event is held every year to comfort volunteers and promote harmony among volunteers, supporters and beneficiaries. 17th year in progress
  • Gureum-san Art Festival. Gureum-san Mountain appears in Gwangmyeong weather and regularity in the Citizen's Charter and the Song of the Citizens.
  • 1 Gwangmyeong Wine Festival, 142 Ga Hak-ro 85 Ga Hak-ro, Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do, +82 2-2680-0952. The 2019 Gwangmyeong Cave Korea Wine Festival is a festival held at Gwangmyeong Cave in Gyeonggi Province. It has become the only mecca of Korea's wine industry, and will mark its fifth anniversary this year.Each year, it approaches different topics differently, and you can feel the charm of Korean wine with various hands-on events and programs. eacg price.


  • 2 Gwangmyeong Traditional Market, 17-5, Gwangyi-ro 13beon-gil, +82 2 2614-0006. 10:00~21:00. big market in Gwangmyeong sells ingredients and various foods such as jokbal, tteokbokki, chicken gangjeong, hotteok and pretzel. It's fun to sample food and it's pretty cheap.
  • 3 Gwangmyeong Speedom, 721 Gwangmyeong Dome Racecourse, +82 2 2067-5000. It is a large-scale racetrack with a total floor area of 74,000444㎡ on the 1st basement and 5th floors, and can accommodate up to 30,000 people. It is the world's largest domed racecourse. It has a complex leisure and cultural space. Admission and operating hours are different for each space, so you should check and go. free~5000won.

Movie theaters[edit]

There are three movie theaters in Gwangmyeong. It consists of two Lotte Cinema and one cgv.

  • 4 Lotte Cinema Gwangmyeong (Gwangmyeong Range), 970 Ori-ro, Gwangmyeong-dong, Gyeonggi-do (Exit 10 of Gwangmyeong Street Station (Line 970 (Gwangmyeong-dong, Croans 7th floor) of Oreori Station, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do, Go directly to the subway and to the seventh floor via Imart), +82 2 1544-8855. 10000won.
  • 5 Lotte Cinema Gwangmyeong Outlet, 5th floor of Lotte Premium Owlet in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do, +82 1544-8855. There is a place where you can watch movies and do various shopping downstairs. 6000₩~12000₩.


  • 6 Parks. Gwangmyeong has several large parks. A Hyeonchung Neighborhood Park is 34,586 square meters. This park is also called Hyeonchung Pagoda Park. One of the neighborhood parks in Gwangmyeong-si, located across from Cheolsan Complex 20. It was built on a mountain 50 meters high. The trails are well polished up the mountain. At the top of the mountain, a memorial tower is erected, and around the tower there are sports facilities such as badminton and fitness centers, as well as rest facilities such as shelter and spring ground. Because of the good condition of the road, there are a lot of family visitors bringing strollers. It is a 5-minute bus ride from Cheolsan Station (Line 7), and nearby Anyangcheon, Myeonghui Park, Cheolsan Park, and Dodeoksan Mountain.


  • 1 E-Mart Soha, 97 Soha-ro, Soha-dong, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 02-6918-1234. 10:00 ~ 24:00.
  • 3 lkea, 17 Ii-jik-ro Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do, +82 1670-4532. 10:00am~10:00pm. In Ikea, you can buy a wide variety of furniture from around the world and you are likely to find products at a price you want. There are also foods you can eat in Ikea.


  • 1 Gwangmyeong Hanjeongsik Gyeongbok Palace, 42 Ban il ro in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi, +82 2 898-4900. 10:00 - 22:00(every day). The restaurant offers the best ingredients and limited food. It has many seats and parking facilities. 15,000 won Special Launch Set 40,000 won a coronation ceremony 50,000 won Yeonguijeong 18,000 won₩.
  • 2 Soha Gotaek, Shinchon Buk-ro, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 2 6013-1957. 11:00am~09:00pm. The menu of the cafe composed of hanok is also unique. It can be described as a fusion Korean dessert. You can enjoy very Korean desserts such as tofu cheesecake and early millennial tea. 6000~9000₩.
  • 3 Papadcujin, Gwangmyeong City, Gyeonggi Province, Bamilan-ro 1 (Bamil Village Jisun Bus 5630/two minutes' walk), +82 2 899-8190. 10:30AM~10:30PM. This restaurant serves the best foods such as pasta and pizza in Gwangmyeong. The price isn't too burdensome, so you can get in touch with it. 9900~19000₩.
  • 4 Dwae Ji zip, 56 Ki a-Ro, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, +82 2 805-9407. 8:30AM~23:00PM (Last order 22:00). This house only plays with pigs. The company also sells its products with a wide range of tools. It's a real restaurant Durucigi(2 people)-18000₩.
  • 5 Tteokppokttang(떡볶당), 21st Street, Ori-ro 856 in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do, +82 2-2060-3727. 11:30am~23:00pm. It's a tteokbokki restaurant. Also, you will feel really satisfied when you eat tteokbokki and sundae chicken on the menu. It's appropriate for the transfer price and you'll want to find it again. fire-flavored tteokbokki-9500₩.


Gwangmyeong's downtown is near Cheolsan Station and has dozens of restaurants and bars. Commercial districts around Soha1-dong are also developing these days.


  • 1 Cafe De Blanc (카페 드 블랑), 343-2 Soha-dong, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 070-8813-0202. 10:00-22:00; Sunday 11:00-21:00.
  • 2 A'BOUT Coffee (에이바우트 커피), 1343 Soha-dong, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 02-898-4777. 07:00~24:00.
  • 3 Chieutsiotdigd(ㅊㅅㄷ), +82 10-5029-2852. 12:00pm~22:00pm (Thursday holiday). Pudding and coffee are delicious cafe treats here. Also, inside the cafe is very pretty, which is perfect for someone who likes a cute place. Also, it is quiet around. 4500₩~6000₩.
  • 4 Glory coffee(글로리 커피), 72 Li-Jik-ro, Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province, +82 2-2619-2283. 8:00AM~20:00PM. It is a cafe in the trade center. The pride of the Icafé is Scorn. Of course, coffee is delicious, but they make their own scones and boast fantastic taste.


  • 5 An An (안안), 1030 Beoman-ro, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 31-407-7376. 16:30-03:00. It is a Japanese style bar. There are several menu snacks. Sake basically has Japanese sake and sells soju.
  • 6 1943 Cheolsan Branch (1943철산점), 26, Ori-ro 856beon-gil, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do South Korea, +82 10-5665-5305. 14:00-02:00. Popular with young people. Many snacks are popular.
  • 7 Gwangmyeong Soha in Art Museum, Sōha-ro 109th Street. The name of the bar is unique. Also, it is delicious. There are various kinds of chicken, etc. and the bar is small so you can have a simple drink and talk. 6900~15000₩.


  • 1 Lakasa hotel, lijik-ro-12 22nd Street, Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do,. This is a three-star hotel and it is a free Wi-Fi, parking, smoking area, and there are employees who can speak English.Also, the grade point is high. 80000₩~150000₩.
  • 2 Golden-river hotel (골든리버 호텔), 4F, 1342-1 Soha-dong,Gwangmyeong City, +82 02-898-1277.

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