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A hotel in Gwangyang is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Gwangyang hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Gwangyang are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Gwangyang hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Gwangyang hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Gwangyang have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

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An upscale full service hotel facility in Gwangyang that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Gwangyang hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Guest houses and B&Bs in Gwangyang
A bed and breakfast in Gwangyang is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Gwangyang bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Gwangyang B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Gwangyang
Gwangyang hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Gwangyang hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Gwangyang
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Gwangyang hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Gwangyang lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Gwangyang
Gwangyang timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Gwangyang often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Gwangyang on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Gwangyang
A Gwangyang motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Gwangyang for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Gwangyang motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
• Hangul 광양시
• Hanja 光陽市
Revised Romanization Gwangyang-si
McCune-Reischauer Kwangyang-si
Official logo of Gwangyang
Emblem of Gwangyang
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 6 myeon, 5 dong
• Total 446.08 km (172.23 sq mi)
Population (2003)
• Total 138,012
• Density 309.4/km (801/sq mi)
• Dialect Jeolla

Gwangyang (Korean pronunciation: [kwaŋ.jaŋ]) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. Gwangyang city is the home of POSCO's Gwangyang Steel Works, the largest facility of its kind in the world. The city is also home to K League Classic football side Jeonnam Dragons.

Gwangyang is at the centre of development for the Gwangyang Bay Area Free Economic Zone (GFEZ) due for completion in 2011. The Free Economic Zone will focus on port container handling, steel production, shipbuilding as well as leisure facilities.

Famous people from Gwangyang include National Intelligence Service head Kim Seung-kew.

To the north of the city is the county of Gurye, to the east along the Seomjin River is the county of Hadong in Gyeongsangnam-do, and to the south is the Gwangyang Bay.

Mountains in the city include Baegunsan (백운산, 1,217m), to the south is Gayasan (가야산, 497m) and Gubonghwasan (구봉화산, 473m). Baegunsan is the second-highest mountain in Jeollanam-do with the exception of Jirisan (지리산, 1,915 m).

The average yearly temperature is 13.7 °C (56.7 °F), the average in January is 0.1 °C (32.2 °F), and the average in July is 27.8 °C (82.0 °F). The average yearly precipitation is 1,296 mm (51.02 in)

As of October 14, 2007 plans are being set up and a referendum is being planned for a merging of the cities of Yeosu, Suncheon and Gwangyang into a new metropolitan city, taking advantage of the Gwangyang Bay Free Economic Zone, Yeosu's Expo 2012 bid and port facilities, Suncheon's educational institutes and Gwangyang's POSCO plant.[1]

Gwangyang: Symbols

  • Tree : Gorosoe
  • Bird : Sea gull
  • Flower : Camellia

Gwangyang: Gwangyang Steel Works

The Steel Works in Gwangyang is POSCO's second mill in the country after the mill in Pohang. The mill boasts having the largest steel plant in the world, the most modern technology, and the best facilities for steel manufacturing. It presently produces coil used for making bridges, iron structures, cars, refrigerators, and more. Its production capacity averages about 18 million tons per year. This plant is also a tourist trap for many people attracting more than 300,000 people from around the globe.

Gwangyang: Location

Gwangyang is a strategically important city placed in the southern center of the Korean peninsula. For these geopolitical reasons, Gwangyang is a city which functions as an axis for the balanced development of country concerning South Jeolla area with western parts of Mokpo and Muan.

Gwangyang: Places of interest

Gwangyang is home to many unique natural and cultural sites as well as many different festivals during the four seasons. Points of interest include:

  1. The Baegun Mts
  2. Maehwa Village
  3. Yudang Park
  4. The Natural Resort Park.

The festivals include:

  1. The Baegun Mt. Medicinal Water Festival
  2. The Maehwa Culture Festival
  3. The Jeoneo Fish Festival

Gwangyang: Festival

Gwangyang is famous for its beautiful apricot trees. In Korean, Ume flower is called maehwa(매화) which has been honored for its early blooming. Because of its characteristic, the Gwangyang Maehwa Festival is the earliest opened festival in the whole Jeollanam-do area.

Gwangyang: International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in South Korea

Gwangyang: Twin towns – Sister cities

Gwangyang is twinned with:

  • South Korea Songpa-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • South Korea Pohang, Gyeongsangbukdo, Republic of Korea
  • South Korea Hadong, Gyeongsangnamdo, Republic of Korea
  • Philippines Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
  • Austria Linz, Austria
  • China Dalian, China
  • China Shenzhen, China
  • China Chengdu, China

Gwangyang: See also

  • List of cities in South Korea

Gwangyang: References

  1. [지역에서 성장동력 찾는다] (1) 호남광역권 : 광주ㆍ전남북 공동투자로 '서남광역개발(주)' 설립을 2008.01.24
  2. [전남] 섬진강변 매화 절정! YTN 2007-03-16
  3. Cagayan De Oro City adopts Gwangyang, Korea as sister city, Philippine Information Agency Retrieved 10 2012
  4. 友好城市 (Friendly cities), 市外办 (Foreign Affairs Office), 2008-03-22. (Translation by Google Translate.)
  5. 国际友好城市一览表 (International Friendship Cities List), 2011-01-20. (Translation by Google Translate.)
  6. 友好交流 (Friendly exchanges), 2011-09-13. (Translation by Google Translate.)
  • Gwangyang City government home page

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