Gwangju International Community Day!

The Gwangju International Center is yet again helping to organize the Gwangju International Community Day (GIC Day). It will be held October 15th and 16th, 2016 at the Gwangju International Center (Saturday) and the Asia Culture Complex (Sunday) downtown. Put on by both local and international residents of the city, this multi-cultural event is now in its 22nd year in Gwangju, South Korea and features a talent show, concert, cultural and community booths as well Continue Reading →

7 Must See Places Near Gwangju this Fall

                This summer has been a long and unbelivably hot one but fall is in the air! Maybe you're looking for a place to see the fall colours or somewhere to visit over the Chuseok holiday. The Damyang House, Compass Korea  and Family in Faraway Places  have you covered with our favorite places to visit near Gwangju, Jeollanamdo during the autumn season in Korea! 1. The Continue Reading →

Gwangju South Korea Lantern Parade for Buddha’s Birthday

I love the lanterns that are put up around Korea around temples for Buddha's Birthday each year. Quite a few cities across the country also hold lantern festivals and parades. Over the years in Korea I've made it up to Seoul twice for the big lantern parade and I've also seen the lantern festival once before in Gwangju. The Gwangju event is hard to catch. Outside of the temples it doesn't Continue Reading →