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[2014-06-20] Korean Disapora Make Visit to Gwangju

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Korean Disapora Make Visit to Gwangju

 

A group of Goryo-in, or Korean diaspora who are descendents of Joseon-born, Russian immigrants, will make a visit to Gwangju from today to Sunday.

The group entered Korea yesterday through Donghae port from Khabarovsk, Ussuriysk, and Vladivostok and attended the welcoming ceremony held by the National Assembly and meetings with Korean lawmakers including the chairman of the National Assembly, Jeong Ui-hwa, floor leader of the ruling and opposition party, Yi Wan-gu and Park Yeong-seon.

Visitors will travel to Gwangju this afternoon and tour Jeollanamdo, including Naju, Yeongam, and Jangheung until June 22nd.

Goryo-in or Korean disaporas in Goryo-in Village locate in Wolgok-dong of Gwangsan-gu district will meet with the visitors as it features a Goryo-in population of up to 759.

Visitors will make a stop at Kia Motors Gwangju Plant, Mudeungsan Mountain National Park, Naju National Museum, and Yeongam Dr. Wangin Heritage Center as well as the May 18th Memorial Hall.

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