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Experience Cherry Blossom Festival and Marathon in historic Gyeongju

Experience Cherry Blossom Festival and Marathon in historic Gyeongju


   Photo: Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival (Left) / Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon (right)
(Credit: Gyeongju City Hall)

        

Historical city of Gyeongju turns into city of cherry blossoms as spring begins. From April 6 – 15, Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival will be held at Dongbu Historical Site and Bomun Tourist Complex.

The 2nd Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival will offer spectacular opening ceremony as well as cherry blossom sports event, busking performances, and Silla Gochuidae event. Various events are in store for visitors with special opening ceremony featuring K-Pop Idol MOMOLAND and artist Eugene Park.

The 27th Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon will also open at 08:00 on April 7. With more than 14,000 participants, this year’s marathon will begin at Bodeok-dong Community Service Center and run along the rows of cherry blossom trees as they finish at Bomunho Lake.

Enjoy a special trip throughout the historical city of Gyeongju this April.

 
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Experience Cherry Blossom Festival and Marathon in historic Gyeongju

☞ Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival
- Period: Apr. 06 - 15
- Location: Gyeongju Historic Area, Dongbu Historic Site Area, Bomun Tourist Complex
- Direction
ㆍDongbu Historic Site: Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal → Walk to Bus Terminal Adjacent Bus Stop → Take Bus
   No. 10, 11, 100, 600 and get off at Wolseong-dong Citizen’s Center Bus Stop and walk approx. 340 meters (walking time approx. 5 min.)
ㆍ Bomun Tourist Complex: Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal → Walk to Bus Terminal Adjacent Bus Stop → Take
   Bus No. 10, 18, 100-1 and get off at Hilton Hotel Intersection Bus Stop and walk approx. 220 meters (walking
   time approx. 3 min.)
- Main Program
ㆍOpening Ceremony Performance: Apr. 06, 19:00 - 21:30 / Bomun outdoor performance hall (Next to Hyundai
   Hotel) / MOMOLAND, Eugene Park performance, firework show
ㆍCherry Blossom Busking Festival: Apr. 07 - 15, Daily from 13:00 / Cheomseongdae Observatory, Silla Big
   Bell Park, Daereungwon Tomb Complex Doldam-gil, Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village, East Palace Garden
ㆍCherry Blossom Sports Event: Apr. 07, 14:00 - 17:30 / Field next to Cheomseongdae Observatory / Group (Tug
   of war, jump rope, breaking baskets, ball rolling etc.), Single (OX quiz, arm wrestling, sprint competition etc.)
* For single player games, must register on the day to participate (First come, first basis
ㆍBomunho Lake moonlight walk: Apr. 08, 18:30~ / Bomun outdoor performance hall
ㆍHistorical Silla march: Apr. 07, Apr. 14, Starting 15:00 / From Silla Royal Tomb video theater to
   Cheomseongdae Observatory

☞ Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon
- Period: Apr. 07, 08:00~ * Marathon entry reservation ended Mar. 23
- Location: 593, Gyeonggam-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경상북도 경주시 경감로 593) Heliport next to 
   Bodeok-dong Community Service Center (Starting point)
- Direction: Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal → Walk to Bus Terminal Adjacent Bus Stop → Take Bus No. 100,
   150 and get off at Bomun Tourist Complex, Gyeongju World Bus Stop. Walk approx. 400 meters towards
   Bodeok-dong Community Service Center (walking time approx. 8 min.)
* Please check the website for any changes in event schedule and location.

☞ Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival website: www.cherryblossomfestival.kr (Korean Only)
☞ Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon website: www.cherrymarathon.com (Korean, English, Japanese,
   Chinese)
☞ Gyeongju City Hall website: www.gyeongju.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
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Information courtesy of Gyeongju City Hall