With the cold winter of Korea coming to an end soon, it’s probably a good time to start looking for places to go out and about to embrace the warm Spring ambiance.

You might have heard about some amazing places in Seoul, Busan, and nearby. But what about Gyeongju?
It’s definitely well-known for being a place brimming with the rich culture and history of Korea, and it even goes by the title Golden city of Gyeongju.
But, how about as a place for catching the rosy cherry blossoms that Spring brings along with it?

That’s why we’ve selected 5 of the best cherry blossom spots to visit in Gyeongju!🌸

  • Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival Period: March 31st~April 2nd, 2023

1. Bulguksa Temple

| Location: 15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do


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As one of the most well-known and revered historical sites of Gyeongju, the Bulguksa Temple has been designated a World Cultural Heritage since 1995. Its significance as an architectural site is actually one of the factors that make it one of the best places to visit Gyeongju in Spring.
Imagine yourself surrounded by a flurry of pink cherry blossoms with a magnificent view of the Bulguksa Temple in the background!

2. Cheomseongdae Observatory

| Location: 839-1 Inwang-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do


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At the heart of Gyeongju lies another iconic landmark of Gyeongju, the Cheomseongdae Observatory, built to observe the movements of heavenly bodies. Taking into the fact that it was built over 2000 years ago, it is regarded with much importance historically.
In the Spring, the fields around the Cheomseongdae Observatory are covered with yellow canola flowers as well as rosy-tinged cherry blossoms, bringing the area to life!

3. Bomun Lake

| Location: 446, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do


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In the downtown area of Gyeongju, you’ll come across the gigantic Bomun Lake, which itself is a sight to behold. During the cherry blossom season which is in full swing in April, it becomes an even more breathtaking place, perfect for catching sight of the cherry blossoms or even just a peaceful evening stroll.

4. Daereungwon Tomb Complex

| Location: 31-1 Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Right above the Cheomseongdae Observatory lies the Daereungwon Tomb Complex, a collection of giant mounds. Including royal tombs from way over a millennium, travel back in time and experience the history of Gyeongju up close. As another historical site, it is a sight you don’t want to miss out on with cherry blossoms fluttering around in the Spring breeze.

5. Woljeonggyo Bridge

| Location: 48 Gyo-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do


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We saved the best for last – Woljeonggyo Bridge. A simply magnificent sight to set your eyes on, not only are the intricate details and design of the bridge up close a must-see, but also the view from afar. Capturing the beauty of the river and the scenery around it, with cherry blossoms adding to this view, this is one stop you mustn’t miss out on.

Check out our other blogs for more information on Gyeongju and cherry blossom forecasts!

| 5 Best Things to Do in Gyeongju – Korea’s Ancient Capital

| Spring in Korea: Cherry Blossom Korea 2023 Forecast

🌸Book Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Spring Specials on Trazy!🌸

| Gyeongju Cherry Blossom 1 Day Tour – from Seoul/Busan (Apr 3~9)

| Gyeongju Cherry Blossom & King Cherry Blossom Tour from Busan (Mar 25~Apr 2, Apr 22~30)

| Gyeongju Bomun Lake & Daereungwon Cherry Blossom Tour – from Busan (Mar 27~Apr 8)

Find out more hassle-free Spring Special cherry blossom tours in Korea!🚩

| Jinhae Cherry Blossom 1 Day Tour – from Seoul/Busan (Mar 24~Apr 6)

| Jinhae Cherry Blossom & Busan Sunrise Tour from Seoul (Mar 28~Apr 6)

| Cherry Blossom 1 Day Tour (Seoul ↔ Vicinities, Apr 5~16)

| Seoul King Cherry Blossom 1 Day Tour (Seoul ↔ Vicinities, Apr 17~27)

| Jeonju Maisan Mountain Cherry Blossom Festival + Jeonju Hanok Village 1 Day Tour – from Seoul (Apr 10~20)

| Pink King Cherry Blossom Gaesimsa & Munsusa Temple 1 Day Tour – from Seoul (Apr 24~May 4)

| Busan Cherry Blossom 1 Day Tour (Mar 24~Apr 7)

| Cherry Blossom 1 Day Tour (Busan ↔ Vicinities, Mar 27~Apr 12)

Already excited for your trip to Gyeongju this Spring?

For more recommendations on places to visit and things to do on your trip to Gyeongju, visit Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop!

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