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Gwangyang located near Baegun Mt. is home to big commercial and business activities. The mountain houses more than 900 species of plants and flowers ranging from the temperate to the Frigid Zone.
The Gwangyang Steel works has introduced the new facilities and technology and is growing as one of the biggest steel plants of south East Asia.. The per year production capacity is 15.8 million tons and growing each year. The Container Terminal has become a distribution base for the entire south East Asia and a highway has been built in east and west for smooth flow of port traffic. Thereby the downtown traffic isn't affected by the container traffic. The government plans to convert it into a tax free zone.
The cultural aspect of the city is as important as the business aspect, since this is a historical city. There are many festivals that are conducted here. The prominent among them are Medicinal Water festival that pray for the prosperity and development of the city. Sacrificial medicinal water is done and traditional folk songs and dance are done by women to celebrate this occasion.
The Instrumental Music of Peasants is also performed where the peasants beat the drum and dance to its rhythm. There are two beautiful temples in the area, since it was ruled by the Lee dynasty who gave encouragement to many scholars and religious scholars. The Four Mountain Fortress . The fortress is located on Buram Mountain which provides natural hiding places and is like a fortress. It was here that soldiers and monks were trained against the aggression of Japanese in the Second World War.
Traveling around Gwangyang is fairly easy and there are many buses and taxis that are available. You can also car hire from various car rental agencies both online and offline while you are here. Enjoy the city while you are here.