Let’s move! to the world!
Gajawa rice seed with 5020 years of history
Where will Goyang-si be ranked in the size or the number of population in the world? It would be far low ranked in the world. However, there are many reasons that Goyang-si deserves a world title. Global city is not only about the size or economic power.
Besides them, there are more important historical and cultural values in Goyang-si. In addition, Goyang is a harmonized city more than any other cities. In Goyang, there are long histories, traditions, beautiful natures, and cultures. In addition, they have the vision about future, innovation, outstanding advanced technologies, and trends. Therefore, Goyang-si has unlimited potential to become a global city. First of all, let’s talk about the history and tradition in Goyang. Goyang is a place where Kawaji rice seed was found as a starting point for farming culture in Korean Peninsula 5000 years ago. Therefore, Goyang is regarded as the beginning of the history in Korean Peninsula. Furthermore, it is the city with 50000 years of history from the past where there were many of the historical events such as the siege of Hangju. In terms of the nature and culture, Goyang shines itself even more. Among famous mountains in Korea, Bukhansan Mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains located in Goyang-si. It shows the beauty throughout all four seasons. As for culture, Goyang-si has many of the cultural assets as well. Especially, Seogreung and Seosamreung registered in UNESCO as a part of tombs during Joseon Dynasty are the zenith. Meaning three tombs to the west of Hanyang, Seosamreung is comprised of three tombs of Heereung, Hyoreung, and Yereung, and is also the 200th historical site.
Comprised of five tombs of Changreung, Hyungreung, Myungreung, Ikreung, and Hongreung, Seoreung is the 198th historical site that is the second largest among tombs in Joseon Dynasty. As it was registered in global cultural assets, Seoreung is historically valuable place. Other than them, there are many of the cultural heritages that are not registered as global cultural heritages or cultural assets as a potential of assets in the future of Goyang.
Seoreung and Seosamreung as a part of tombs in Joseon Dynasty registered as global cultural heritages
Goyang is also a futuristic city for leading the trend and taking a step ahead of other cities. Goyang established ‘Goyang New Korean Wave Advertisement Hall’ in 2011, and was designated as a ‘New Korean Wave district’ for the first time in 2015. Therefore, Goyang is regarded as ‘a hub of Korean Wave.’ In addition, as a city with long history and advanced technology at the same time, Goyang has convention center, KINTEX, as the biggest size in ASIA. In addition, they confirmed to establish K-culture valley and techno valley with the goal to pursue ‘Unified Korea Silicon Valley.’
Become a mecca as a hub of Korean Wave.
Goyang is a city that is ready to lead the world. Many people from all over the world participate in various exhibitions in KINTEX, and International Horticulture Goyang Korea is making the country full of flower scent every year as a global festival.
Goyang has been taking a leading role to protect peace in the world and human rights. For this, they established network to prepare for UN human right organization. As shown above, Goyang is a small but powerful city that is making its way towards the world. Goyang is targeting to lead the world for promoting proud culture, technology, and beauty in Korea.