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Yangnim-dong Missionary Cemetery (양림동 선교사 묘지)

  • Yangnim-dong Missionary Cemetery (양림동 선교사 묘지)
  • Yangnim-dong Missionary Cemetery (양림동 선교사 묘지)
  • Yangnim-dong Missionary Cemetery (양림동 선교사 묘지)
  • Yangnim-dong Missionary Cemetery (양림동 선교사 묘지)
  • Yangnim-dong Missionary Cemetery (양림동 선교사 묘지)
  • Yangnim-dong Missionary Cemetery (양림동 선교사 묘지)
  • Yangnim-dong Missionary Cemetery (양림동 선교사 묘지)
  • Yangnim-dong Missionary Cemetery (양림동 선교사 묘지)
  • Yangnim-dong Missionary Cemetery (양림동 선교사 묘지)

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Address
77, Jejung-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju
광주광역시 남구 제중로 77 (양림동)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-62-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-607-2332
Homepage
eng.gwangju.go.kr
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    The Yangnim-dong Missionary Cemetery is the final resting place of 23 missionaries who brought Christianity to Gwangju and led the movement to free the nation from under Japanese colonial rule. Yangnim-dong in Gwangju Metropolitan City was the main area in which Priest Bae Yu-ji and Dr. Clement Owen carried out their work as the first missionaries to Jeollanam-do Province.

    As part of his outreach, Priest Bae Yoo-ji established the Jennie Speer Memorial School for Girls. Clement Owen dedicated himself to serving the church and providing medical care along with his wife, who was a nurse.

    Nearby is a monument dedicated to Priest Bae Yoo-ji and the Owen Memorial Building, built in honor of Dr. Clement Owen and his grandfather. Both memorials are cultural assets and particularly prized by locals of the Christian faith.

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