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Gwangju hosted two first round matches and one quarter-final game.

Capacity: 42,000.

2002 World Cup Match Reports.

Gwangju Stadium

Gwangju Stadium - Korea 2002
Gwangju Stadium

Sunday, 2nd June:

Group B:
Spain vs Slovenia (3:1)

Tuesday, 4th June:

Group C:
China vs Costa Rica (0:2)

Saturday, 22nd June:

1/4 Finals Game B:
Spain vs South Korea (0:0 aet)
South Korea win 5-3 on penalties.

Gwangju Tourism

Located in the southwestern of the Korean peninsula, the center of Honam region, Gwangju is one of Korea's seven largest cities, with a population of 1.4 million people.

Chungshimsa

Chungshimsa temple is located at the western foot of Mt. Mudungsan. This biggest and oldest temple in Mudungsan mountain was designated as cultural material No1.

Mt. Mudungsan

Mt. Mudung (1,187m) stretches from the eastern edge of Gwangju-city, to Damyang and Hwasun. Famous stones Kyubong, Ibsok-dae, and Sosok-dae, and temples Chungshim-sa, Wonhyo-sa, and Yaksa-sa are located around the peak.

Gwangju National Museum:
114 Bakmulgwan-lo Street, Maegok-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju.

Gwangju Transportation

By Bus

Express Buses

Buses to Seoul leave every 5-10mins and take around 4 hours. Busan takes 4hrs 10mins and buses leave every half an hour, between 6:00 and 19:30. Many more routes around the country.

By Train

The Super Express connects Gwangju with Seoul in 4 hours, while the Express takes half an hour longer.

Where to Stay in Gwangju

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