In a world where progressive industrialization threatens to strip away societies of their inherent cultures, there remain many people who believe in keeping their unique heritage and traditions alive. The Gwanggyo Alleway, a rendition of these believes of the people of South Korea, can be considered a major tourist spot, in the city of Gwanggyo, South Korea.
The Gwanggyo Alleway is one of many beautiful alleyway neighborhoods in South Korea. It has a unique attraction around every corner. The alleyway strives to create a homely feeling for the people wanting to get a break from the uniformity of city life.
Beautiful Attraction in Gwanggyo Alleyway
In this alleyway, there is a 7-meter-tall sculpture, made by the popular artist “KAWS”. This piece of art is titled “Clean Slate”, and features KAW’s popular character “COMPANION”, caught in mid-walk, holding in his arms two characters similar to itself. This artwork is a representation of wiping clean the slate and starting anew. In addition to this iconic piece, the artwork presented by Janet Echelman, an American sculptor and Fiber artist is a sight to behold, whether it is day or night. The ‘1.26 Project’ is a fiber art that suspends in the air and spreads over the spaces between the buildings. The artist meant for everyone to look at her work and derive their own sense of meaning from it.
Another major attraction of the Gwanggyo Alleyway is the graffiti walls. Artist ‘XEVA’ is one of the artists that have many artworks on the wall. The graffiti artwork on the walls gives a vibrant touch to the alleyway, especially during the nights, when the street lights bounce off the various colors and seem to bring everything to life. When visiting the Gwanggyo Alleyway, a picture with the Graffiti wall is definitely a must!
Other Attraction in Gwanggyo Alleway than Art
The small booths present in corners and around the Alleyway, also called Kiosks, aren’t your everyday booths. These kiosks, carefully and creatively designed by a collaboration of artists, graphic artists, designers, and pop artists. It creates a unique and attractive ambiance which appeals to many people in search of creativity and individuality.
The Gwanggyo Park Lake present near the Gwanggyo Alleway provides an alluring destination spot for the people who need to indulge themselves in the beauty of nature. You can sit near the lake on the grass and take in the mesmerizing visuals of your surroundings. Here nature’s beauty presenting itself as a formidable rival to the artworks of gwanggyo alleyway.
Other reasons for visiting this Alleyway which appeals to many parents and especially their children are The Kiki Library and Elki Garden, which are sites for kids to spend their day leisurely, to run and play around to their heart’s content.
The Gwanggyo Alleway especially attracts tourists and locals due to its All-year-round festivals. These festivals include many cultural activities, entertaining games, art exhibitions, and sweet music all around. The theme of the festivals changes in accordance with the seasons and the cultural and traditional aspects. Festivals in this place are full of people who come with their special ones to enjoy and to have a good time.
This amazing alleyway is for the people who want to form a hearty connection with the neighborhood. It is for the ones who want to indulge completely in their culture and traditions, but feel trapped in society’s conformity. For those who want to experience the real beauty and fun shopping streets, but not in supermalls.
It is a great place for you to just take a walk around the corner. Or you can sit in a small coffeehouse, read a book, and interact with the surroundings. This place is like a safe haven for people who want comfort, as this place creates a homely feel. Also adding a sense of contentment as you are surrounded by people with similar sentiments.