May 18 Democratic Movement smart tour

Going on the May 18 Historical Sites Smart AR Experience following the traces of the May 18 Democratic Movement

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Experience the story of the anti-dictatorship democratic movement in which Gwangju citizens and students took a stand against unjust state authoritarianism over 10 days from May 18 to 27, 1980, in a realistic and entertaining way by means of a smartphone augmented reality experience

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May 18 Democratic Movementsmart tour mobile app user information

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It is a mobile app service that allows users to visit historical sites by themselves using smartphones and learn the history of the Democratic Uprising in Gwangju Metropolitan City, where memories of the May 18 Democratic Movement live on, by means of augmented reality stories, restoration of historical site content information, and smart commentary guides using location-based maps.
  • Introduction
  • Main screen
  • View the full menu
AR (augmented reality) historic sites guide map
By using the AR augmented reality function on the smartphone, the user's current location can be known and information about May 18 historic sites can be found as 3D location information in the AR virtual reality space.
  • View AR historic sites
  • AR docent guide map
  • View AR historic sites
AR story experience
Visitors will experience the story of the civil uprising of Gwangju citizens in an AR augmented reality virtual space at the major historic sites where the memories of the May 18 Democratic Movement live on.
  • AR story experience - Keumnam-ro
  • AR story experience - Jeonil Building
AR 3D building restoration experience
Visitors will experience the story of the civil uprising of Gwangju citizens in an AR augmented reality virtual space at the major historic sites where the memories of the May 18 Democratic Movement live on.
  • Actual scale in 3D of YWCA
    Building restoration
  • View the 3D YWCA
    Building restoration
May 18 historic sites information
In May 1980, democratic movements against the dictatorship were led by the Gwangju citizens at the time and held in various places in Gwangju. This smart commentary tour guide service is provided with a total of 29 May 18 historic sites for visitors to feel hands-on and learn the memories of that day through their smartphone.
  • May 18 historic sites map
  • May 18 historic sites list
  • Description screen of May 18 historic sites
  • May 18 Democratic Movement Animation
  • May 18 video footage
  • Past and present photos of May 18 historic sites
May 18 Road Journey course
Visitors can enjoy a smart tour by themselves through the mobile app by organizing courses based on each theme at 29 historic sites where the memories of the democratic uprising of Gwangju citizens in 1980 live on.
  • Torchlight course map
  • Sacrifice course map
  • Plaza course map
  • Passion course map
  • Soul course map
Stamp tour
Take a tour of the May 18 historic sites located throughout Gwangju Metropolitan City and collect stamps. Visitors can check out the location of the historic site stamp and directions using the guide map. During the event period, they can also win select prizes through a raffle drawing.
  • Stamp tour list
  • Stamp tour information
  • Stamp tour guide map
Nearby tourist attraction
Visitors can explore the 5ยท18 historic sites and get tourist attraction information around Gwangju. Various essential information for a trip to Gwangju such as sightseeing, food, lodging, festivals, parking areas, etc. are provided with a detailed map and list information.
  • Nearby tourist attraction map
  • Nearby tourist attraction list
  • Nearby tourist attraction detailed information