May 18 National Cemetery

The May 18 National Cemetery is the final resting place of demonstrators killed during the military repression organised by General Chun Doo-hwan that started on this fateful date in 1980. It was a bloody repression, in response to Gwangju's steadfast militantism. A symbolic site.

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free of charge

Opening hours

Mar-Oct: 8am-7pm; rest of year: 8am-5pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Gwangju National Museum
Gwangju National Museum
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