Updated at 2023-05-23
The two leftmost travel tags depict a traditional Korean bride and groom dressed in red and blue hanbok. These colors represent the red and blue yin-yang symbol on the South Korean flag, representing harmony. The center travel tag is a caricature of Admiral Yi Sun-shin, a famous naval commander of the Joseon Dynasty who defeated the powerful Japanese army during the Imjin War. To the right of the general is a female wearing the wonsam, a long-sleeved ceremonial dress worn only by aristocratic women on special occasions. The item on the far right represents a samul nori performer. Samul nori is a folk music ensemble commonly performed in the rural areas of South Korea to ensure a bountiful harvest. The ensemble consists of four percussion instruments that mimic the sounds of wind, rain, thunder, and clouds.
Agreement date: Sept. 7, 2016
Area: 615 square kilometers
Main industries/features: the main industries are cutting-edge electronics and related machinery parts; semiconductors; and information technology. Gumi is a city where traditional culture and cutting-edge industries meet (it has a long history and tradition, as well as the country’s largest industrial park whose tenants include Samsung, LG, and other international companies).