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GOYANG (_Goyang-si_; Korean pronunciation: ) is a city in Gyeonggi-do in the north of South Korea
South Korea
. It is part of the Seoul Capital Area , making Goyang
Goyang
one of Seoul
Seoul
's satellite cities . It is one of the largest cities in the Seoul
Seoul
Capital Area, with a population of just over 1 million. The city is the site of the Ilsan New Town , a planned city surrounding the Ilsandong-gu and Ilsanseo-gu districts of Goyang.

Several institutions of higher learning are located in Goyang. These include Agricultural Cooperative College , Korea Aerospace University , and Transnational Law and Business University .

In sports, the city is home to the Asia League Ice Hockey
Asia League Ice Hockey
team High1 . The Challengers League football team Goyang Citizen FC and the Korean Basketball League team Goyang Orion Orions are also based in the city.

CONTENTS

* 1 Notable places * 2 Regular festivals

* 3 Transport

* 3.1 Public transport

* 3.1.1 Bike sharing

* 4 Notable people from Goyang
Goyang
* 5 Sister cities * 6 Administrative districts * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links

NOTABLE PLACES

HISTORIC REMAINS

* Bukhansanseong Fortress * Heungguksa Temple * Seosamneung and Seooreung Royal Tombs, UNESCO World Heritage Sites

* Haengju seowon (Confucial Academy) * Ilsan Bamgasi Choga (Straw-roofed House)

EXHIBITIONS

* Goyang
Goyang
Aram Nuri Arts Center * Goyang
Goyang
Oulim Nuri Arts Center * KINTEX * Aerospace Museum * Baedari Korean Traditional Wine Museum * Theme Zoo Park "Zoo Zoo" * Cultural Center and Museum of Latin America * Nongshim Theme Park

ENTERTAINMENT AND SHOPPING

* MBC Dream Center * SBS Broadcasting Center * Western Dorm * Lafesta * Lotte Department Store
Lotte Department Store
* Hyundai Department Store * New-Core Outlet

LEISURE

* Bukhan Mountain * Jeongbal Mountain * Go Bong Mountain * Lake Park * Goyang
Goyang
Sports Complex * Endra Sofiyan Comunyti

REGULAR FESTIVALS

* HAENGJUSANSEONG FORTRESS SUN RISE FESTIVAL

On New Year's Day each year, a splendid festival is thrown at Haengju Sanseong to welcome the New Year's Day sunrise.

TIME: 5:00-9:00 AM on New Year's Day each year Place: The top of the mountain where Haengju Sanseong sits.

* THE GREAT BATTLE OF HAENGJU FESTIVAL

The event is held to commemorate an important victory in Korean history (14 March) at Haengju Sanseong. Elementary school kids and their parents from the neighborhood can watch memorial services for patriotic martyrs of the nation and learn about the history of Haengju Sanseong.

TIME: 10 AM on 14 March each year PLACE: Chungjang Shrine at Haengju Sanseoeng

* GOYANG INTERNATIONAL FLOWER FESTIVAL

Floricultural industry sprang up in the early 1970s fostering flower culture in Korea. Goyang
Goyang
became one of the most famous cities for its floricultural industry and its flower show grew into a horticultural event representing Korea and a venue for trading among participants at home and from abroad.

-TIME: early April each year -PLACE: Areas surrounding Ilsan Lake Park

* GOYANG LAKE ART FESTIVAL

The event is free-style arts festival held at various locations around the Lake Park. Imagination and wits of artists getting out of the constraints imposed by stages fill the streets with vigor and romantic mood. Various performing arts including jazz, mime, dance, drama and installation arts decking out the venue with colorful decorations to add glamour, passionate performance by famous theatrical companies from around the world and fancy fireworks all let the cheerful spectators enjoy the excitement thrown by the festival.

TIME: October each year PLACE: locations around the Lake Park

TRANSPORT

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Bike Sharing

Goyang
Goyang
is served by a bike sharing system which stands at around 3,000.

NOTABLE PEOPLE FROM GOYANG

* Do Kyung-soo – singer * Empress Gi – empress of the Yuan dynasty
Yuan dynasty
* Eunhyuk – singer * Heo Young-ji – singer * Im Jae-bum – singer * Jang Mi-ran – weightlifter * Junsu – singer * Kang Min-hyuk – musician * Kim Dasom – singer * Kim Hyun-joo – actress * Kim Nam-joon – singer * Kwon Yu-ri – singer * Lee Junho – singer * Lee Jung-shin – musician * Lee Sungmin – singer * Song Ji-hyo – actress * Yoon Doo-joon – singer * Yuju – singer

SISTER CITIES

Foreign:

* Maui, Hawaii , United States
United States
* Heerhugowaard , Netherlands * Qiqihar , Heilongjiang, People's Republic of China * San Bernardino, California , United States
United States
* Atibaia, São Paulo , Brazil

Domestic:

* Uljin County, North Gyeongsang
North Gyeongsang

ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS

* Ilsanseo-gu (Westside of Ilsan) * Ilsandong-gu (Eastside of Ilsan) * Deogyang-gu

SEE ALSO

* List of cities in South Korea
South Korea
* Geography of South Korea
South Korea
* Seoul National Capital Area * Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre

REFERENCES

* ^ http://www.mauicounty.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=19115 * ^ "국외 자매결연도시". Goyang
Goyang
City. Retrieved 7 September 2011.

EXTERNAL LINKS

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