Mayor Choi Sung of the Goyang City is making an all-out-effort to turn Goyang into a ‘City of Warm-hearted people,’ which is noted for a residence-centered city, warm welfare and education, creative culture and art, environment-friendly, gree and peaceful surroundings and self-sufficiency and satisfactory employment.
Further details of the distinguishing features of the Goyang City are as follows:
Landmarks of the Goyang City:-
Ilsan Lake Park
It is the biggest man-made lake park in Asia which encompasses 1,157,000 square meters. It has a natural ecological system that may be difficult to experience in the middle of city. It is beloved by Goyang City residents for leisure and outing. The park features a large open square, artificial island, natural educational site, outdoor stage, exhibition of sculptures and more.
Mt. Bukhan is one of Korea’s most beautiful mountains in Korea. It is nicknamed “Alps of Korea.” Millions of climbers and tourist visit the mountain in all seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter.
Underwater Scene Studio
It is the only underwater scene studio in Korea. Underwater scenes in movies, dramas and commercials can be filmed. The studio, which covers 25,480 square meters, has three water tanks of different sizes. Situated at the first floor are an artists’ lounge, dressing room, waiting room, change room, shower booth and washrooms. A cafeteria, conference room and equipment are at the second floor.
Being Korea’s largest trading exhibition hall, KINTEX is a mecca of exhibitions of Korean and foreign industrial products. It has conducted many large-scale industrial exhibitions, including Seoul Motor Show. In addition to industrial exhibitions, KINTEX is getting the spotlight as a multi-cultural exhibition space. Concerts, drama festivals and conferences are held at the large-scale exhibition hall.
Latin American Cultural Center-Museum
The Latin American Cultural Center-Museum was established by former Ambassador Yi Bok-Hyeong, who served as a diplomat in Latin America for approximately 30 years, in an effort to raise awareness and understanding of the Latin American region among the Korean people. The center has a museum, art gallery and culpture park. The museum showcases Latin American artifacts made of soil, stone and wood, masks and other folk art crafts of the Maya, Inca and Aztec. The art gallery features contemporary artwork pieces including paintings and sculptures by contemporary artists.
UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tombs
Tombs for kings of Jeonseon Dynasty, including Seooreung and Seosamneung, are recognized as unique architectural and landscape forms reflecting Confucian and geomantic traditions, as well as the related funereal rituals that have been handed down to the present day
They were registered as UNESCO’S World Cultural Heritage Site in 2009.
Seosamneung Royal Tomb:
Seosamneung is the name of the three royal tombs of Huireung, Hyoreung and Yereung. It is located in Deokyang-gu, Goyang. Huireung is the tomb of Queen Janggyeong, the second wife of King Jungjong, the 11th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty. The tomb is simple, surrounded only by “Nanganseok,” stone railings, but the lotus flowers engraved on the railings make it very pleasant.
Hyoreung is the name of the tombs of King Injong, the 12th ruler, and Queen Inseong. The two graves are linked by a railing. The tombstones are engraved with clouds and the 12 animals of the Eastern zodiac. Yereung is the name of the tombs of King Cheoljong, the 25th ruler, and Queen Cheorin. The two graves are linked by a railing.
Seooreung is composed of Gyeongneung, (the tomb of the posthumously designated rulers, King Deokjong and Queen Sohye), Changneung, (the tomb of King Yejong, the 8th ruler, and Queen Ansun), Hongneung, (the tomb of Queen Jeongseong, a consort to King Yeongjo, the 21st ruler), Ingneung (the tomb of Queen Ingyeong, a consort to King Sukjong) and Myeongneung (the tomb of King Sukjong, the 19th ruler, and his two wives, Queen Inhyeon and Queen Inwon).
Seooreung is the second largest royal burial site of the Joseon Dynasty after Donggureung. In Korean, the mausoleums of Kings and Queens are named “Reung” or “Neung”, the tombs of Kings’ parents, Crown Princes and Princesses are called “Won,” and the tombs of princes and princess are called “Myo.” In addition to the five “Reung”s (the tombs of the Kings and Queens) in Seooreung, there are three “Won”s.
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