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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Gwangju U-Square, Gwangju Seo-gu: Multi Purpose Bus Terminal in Gwangju Metropole

Five is a significance for Gwangju Metropole. This number used in Gwangju Metropole Postal Codes (500-XXX ~ 506-XXX) and the month where the 1980 Gwangju Massacre occurred.
Gwangju Bus Terminal (Hanja: 光州綜合버스터미널) or also known as Geumho Terminal (Hanja: 錦湖터미널) - located in 904 Mujin Boulevard/Mujin-daero, Gwangcheon-dong 49-1 beonji, Gwangju Seo-gu, is Gwangju’s main terminus for City and Express Buses. The bus terminal opened for business in 1992 and recently changed its name into U-Square (유스퀘어).  From here one can take buses to the surrounding regions, or indeed almost any major town/city throughout Korea.

There is an Shinsegae next to the terminal; in fact it is connected to one of the exits. Behind the Shinsegae is an E-Mart department store, and behind the E-Mart is Kumho World, a large, multi-story electronics outlet store. Across the street from the E-Mart is an Outback steakhouse.

In early 2007, a large wing of the terminal was redesigned and reopened, meaning there are now more restaurants and coffee shops. A TGI Friday's was added in April, 2007, and the Dunkin Donuts was moved to this new wing. In early 2009 a second portion of U-Square was completed containing a CGV IMAX cinema, Burger King, and a coffee shop. Other brand-name food outlets include Baskin Robbins, KFC, Lotteria, and Rosebud Cafe. 

Near Gate 4 is a Young Poong Bookstore with a very limited selection of English books. There are a few relatively recent bestsellers, a small selection of "classics," and a table of English-language DVDs. Gwangju Metropole is a small enough city that a taxi to the terminal is a cheap option in a pinch. To get there via subway, use exit 5 of Station 109: Nongseong Station on Gwangju Metro Line 1. It is roughly a ten-minute walk to the terminal.

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