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Address: Gung-dong,Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea

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Fun to go when there is a festival

Is a street with little shops and art galleries. Perfect to walk on a sunny Saturday. A good place for the kids to paint and do some art work.

Reviewed 16 November 2016
South Korea

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Singapore, Singapore
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139 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Yes there is a street. Yes, there are a handful of shops selling traditional ink brushes and other implements. There are even a few art galleries with either traditional painting or modernistic works on display. More eye-catching perhaps are shops that appear to be random collections of junk. Then there's a row of sculpture that frankly is rather blah. In... More 

Thank Alex W
South Korea
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Is a street with little shops and art galleries. Perfect to walk on a sunny Saturday. A good place for the kids to paint and do some art work.

Thank kerycruz
Pak Chong, Thailand
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Visited, nothing was going on, a few arty kind of shops but a lot of dead space. Other people wandering around seemed equally unimpressed. Looks like a failed venture from my experience.

Thank OJW27
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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186 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

A short distance from the Asia Cultural Centre lies a giant web of shopping and food. An underground shopping bazaar, while on street level more shopping, cafes, restaurants and street food, nor forgetting money changer counters when you need them. Somewhere here there is also a cat cafe for those who like cats. Street art is also there in some... More 

Thank Jamal A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

If you happen to pass through this street, it's ok, but don't take a detour for it. Maybe we got unlucky, but on a Sunday most stores were closed (or maybe they actually closed down?) and there was nothing going on. Better do your shopping in Insadong, Seoul.

Thank 8Aaamandaaa8
San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

Did not know what to expect when we visit this spot. But it turned out to be cute. Very close to the shops area. The place has several cute café to sit back and relax. It is not as bad as other review really. Although this place has several english classes, communicating can still be very very VERY challenging. Expect... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Because I live in Seoul I always compare other cities to Seoul. Gwangju is not a tour site, and there are only a few memorial, or historical monument, so I don~t think It's a good idea to visit Gwangju. If you are travelling Jeunlado, then just visit Haenam,Jeonju, Damyang , Suncheon and Yusoo. If you like trekking, Jili Mount will... More 

Thank 동현정
Guelph, Canada
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60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Looked at previous reviews and was a bit wary of checking it out, but it was close to the downtown core so we went anyways. Found lots of shops there, but they all sold pretty much the same goods. It was the friendly shop owners who really made it fun. Try and communicate in a language other than your own... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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207 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2012

While my friends and I walked down it all we saw were art schools. A bit of graffiti but not too much other than that. We thought there would be arts and crafts for sale, art galleries and the like (well, one school had a viewing area) but there wasn't much.

Thank Alexandra M
Gwangju, South Korea
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2012

The Gwangju tourist authority will have you believe that the street of art is a kin to Monmarte in Paris and although it is not without its charm this is a little wide of the mark. The street is easily reached from the main shopping area of down town Gwangju and is worth a stroll if your in the area.... More 

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