- The land of hope where culture, art, and industry are in harmony
- Green symbolizes the pleasant nature and the richness of rural area near Uhdeungsan Mountain, and blue signifies Hwangryong River and Yeongsan River that flow around our borough. The orange round circle stands for the rising sun and the unity of Gwangsan-gu, with which the whole citizens and the administrative institutes become one and vigorously progress together.
The symbol is to be used in all internal and external communications media and should be used consistently according to the principles prescribed in this manual.
- Gwangsan-gu’s mascot “Gwangsani"
- has a young and clever look that signifies the leading into the 21st century knowledge-based society based on the unlimited potential. The yellow sphere is a sub-character, which means hope like the sun. Gwangsani carries the symbol in his forehead that means "the land of hope, Gwangsan-gu" where nature, culture, and industry are in harmony.
The mascot is to be used in all internal and external communications media and should be used consistently according to the principles prescribed in this manual.
Magnolia, Pine tree, White heron
- Gwangsan-gu’s representative flower is Magnolia,
- the queen of flowers that blooms pure white flowers before spring leaves sprout. It symbolizes the elegant and dignified spirit of the citizens.
Its green leaves symbolize soft and generous characters of the citizens and its stems stand for the unity of mutual help.
- Gwangsan-gu’s representative tree is pine tree,
- the tree that has guarded this land with everlasting appearance and has become a close part of Koreans' life. It is distributed all around the Korean peninsula.
Pine trees are not only beautiful but its green and vibrant spirit and fidelity go well with the scholars' spirit of this town.
- White heron, the representative bird of Gwangsan-gu,
- is a summer bird with white feathers that builds nest in Uhdeung Mt. and lives near Hwangryong River. White herons symbolize lofty characteristics so it represents the lofty spirit of scholars that is continued from Gobong Kidaeseung to civilian militia activities of the late Korean Empire