Goyang (Goyang-si; [ko.jaŋ]) is a city in Gyeonggi-do in the north of South Korea. It is part of the Seoul Capital Area, making Goyang one of Seoul's satellite cities. It is one of the largest cities in the 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 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.
Historic remainsBukhansanseong Fortress
Seosamneung and Seooreung Royal Tombs, UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Haengju seowon (Confucial Academy)
Ilsan Bamgasi Choga (Straw-roofed House)
ExhibitionsGoyang Aram Nuri Arts Center
Goyang Oulim Nuri Arts Center
Baedari Korean Traditional Wine Museum
Theme Zoo Park "Zoo Zoo"
Cultural Center and Museum of Latin America
Nongshim Theme Park
Entertainment and shoppingMBC Dream Center
SBS Broadcasting Center
Lotte Department Store
Hyundai Department Store
Go Bong Mountain
Goyang Sports Complex
Endra Sofiyan Comunyti
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 SanseoengGoyang International Flower Festival
Floricultural industry sprang up in the early 1970s fostering flower culture in Korea. 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 ParkGoyang 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
Goyang is served by a bike sharing system called Fifteen (KR:피프틴) which stands at around 3,000.
SubwayLine 3: Jichuk~Daehwa
Gyeongui-Jungang Line : Hwajeon~Tanhyeon
Commuter RailGyeongui Line: Hwajeon~Tanhyeon (Neunggok for DMZ Train)
High Speed RailwaysGyeongbu, Honam, Jeolla, Gyeongjeon and Donghae : Haengsin Station
Bus stops on Goyang Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)Daehwa Station
Ilsanseo-gu office, Paik Hospital
Types of busesYellow bus : connects nearby
Green and Blue bus : connects cities
and districts.Red Bus : express one, goes a wide area.
M bus : more express one, goes a wide area, but not included in G bus and Seoul bus
Bus TerminalsHwajeong terminal : located in Deogyang-gu
Goyang terminal : located in Ilsandong-gu
Do Kyung-soo – singer
Empress Gi – empress of the 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
Foreign: Maui, Hawaii, United States
Qiqihar, Heilongjiang, People's Republic of China
San Bernardino, California, United States
Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil
Domestic: Uljin County, North Gyeongsang
Ilsanseo-gu (Westside of Ilsan)
Ilsandong-gu (Eastside of Ilsan)