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Address
77, Jejung-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju
광주광역시 남구 제중로 77 (양림동) 호남신학대학 내
Type
Holy Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 tt call center: +82-62-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-233-9370
Homepage
eng.gwangju.go.kr
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
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.
Directions
[Subway]
Culture Complex Station (Gwangju Subway Line 1), Exit 3.
Go straight 500m towards Seonam University Hospital.
Cross the bridge, turn left, and go straight 250m towards Sajik Park.
After passing Yangnim Police Station, you will see a sign for the Honam Theological University on the right.

[Bus]
From Gwangju U-Square Bus Terminal, take the bus marked Cheomdan 09 (첨단 09).
Get off at Chonnam National University Hospital Bus Stop.
Walk approx. 1.2km towards Sajik Park.

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