Ilsan the Bright and Beautiful

I went to Ilsan to visit a friend that is also teaching English in S. Korea.  Scott came to S. Korea from Australia and loves it here almost as much as I do. J I had not heard of Ilsan and when I visited his home, I fell in love with the beauty of the place.  I guess because it is a new city most things a still shinny and clean.

My time there was very peaceful, pleasant and well served as a tourist.  The most exciting thing I saw, well there were several exciting things, but the young men inline skating in the park was so cool.  I was most amazed as to how fast they were able to move between the cones they had set up for their display.

The pictures that I took of that show are not so bright and clear, yet most of the pictures from the park are really nice; well I think so.  The information that I have provided in this post comes from  Please feel free to visit the site for more details if you are interested.

Ilsan is a new city and is the name of two districts or wards (Ilsandong-gu, literally “Eastern Ilsan district”, and Ilsanseo-gu, literally “Western Ilsan district”) in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Ilsan-gu was divided into Ilsandong-gu and Ilsanseo-gu in May 16, 2005.

Compared to Deogyang-gu, which makes up the rest of Goyang, the recently developed area of Ilsan-gu is more organized and planned, and its residents are generally more affluent. Ilsan is located northwest of Seoul. Like other satellite cities in the Seoul National Capital Area such as Bundang and Pyeongchon, Ilsan was planned in order to alleviate housing shortages in the city of Seoul. Ilsan has experienced phenomenal growth in the past 15 years, usually drawing in younger generations of upper middle-class Koreans.

Ilsan is also home to Lake Park , which has the largest man-made lake in South Korea. The lake covers 72.9 acres and there are several recreational facilities such as biking, inline skating, walking, and a jogging trail that encircles the entire lake. Lake Park also features a cactus arboretum and botanical gardens.

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