The May 18th National Cemetery, located in front of Mudeungsan Mountain, is the symbol of freedom and democracy and is the grave of victims during the contention for democracy in May 1980. Victims were carried and buried by handcarts and garbage trucks in 1980. In 1997 the cemetery was exhumed and reburied at this memorial. May 18th became a national holiday of commemorating the people's desire for democracy.
200, Minju-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju[Google Map]
N/A (Open all year round)
518.mpva.go.kr (Korean, English)
How To Use
From Gwangju Express Bus Terminal, take city bus No. 518 and get off at the enterance of The May 18 Memorial.
Approx. 20 min from Gwangju Express Bus Terminal.
infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
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