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Greetings from the Mayor

Greetings from the Mayor

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Hello, I am Kim Hong-kyu, mayor of Gangneung
Kim Hong-kyu, mayor of Gangneung

Welcome everyone!

Gangneung has rich tourism resources of sea, lake, mountain, and foods, and is a representative tourism city in Korea which tourists love to visit. Having hosted the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Gangneung is a global city that inspired and touched the world for peace with sports. Continuing the legacy of the Olympic Games, the city was selected to host the World Choir Games 2023 Gangneung and the Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024 and embarked on another challenge to host the 2026 ITS World Congress.

We are making utmost effort to have you fully experience your anticipated thrills in the first visit to Gangneung. We will help you feel the breath of history and culture, and enjoy the natural magnificence, and be healed in comforts. This is the place where the past, the present, and the future exist all together. This is what the beautiful city, Gangneung.