Bomun Lake

Bomun Lake
Walk over an idyllic bridge, cruise around in a ferry that is shaped like a giant duck or swan and admire the giant water mill when staying in this lake resort.

Bomun Lake has the forested Toham Mountain as its backdrop and attracts Korean families and elderly people from the city who are looking for some time away in nature. While you can visit the lake on a day trip, most stay in the Bomun Lake Resort, a tourism complex with several hotels, shops and restaurants by the artificial lake.

Follow the trail that circles the lake until you spot the lake’s iconic wooden bridge. Try to come when the entire lake is full of water, which is not the case year round, to get the best photos. It can take an hour to walk around the lake, so take good walking shoes. The lake’s other iconic landmark is a giant water mill, which is part of the parkland on the lake’s shore.

The kids will love the theme park, Gyeongju World, and other family-friendly entertainment venues near the lake. Let them zoom around in little electric cars that you can rent by the hour, or treat them to a duck or swan boat ride to see the lake from up close.

If you decide to stay in the Bomun Lake Tourism Complex itself, get up early to enjoy the lake views on a misty or sunny morning, when the water is still and acts like a mirror. Make sure to also come back at night because all trees will be lit up by colorful lights. Classical music plays over the speakers to enhance the magic.

There are plenty of cafés and restaurants that overlook the lake, so you can enjoy this view as long as you like, even on a cold night.

Bomun Lake is just to the east of the downtown area of Gyeongju and you can drive there or take a bus. The best time to visit is the cherry blossom season, which is in full swing in April.

Summer can get very sticky and hot and there is less to do around the lake as well, but autumn is great. That’s when the leaves of the lake’s maple trees take on many hues of flaming red, orange and yellow.

Top 10 Hotels Near Bomun Lake

Commodore Hotel Gyeongju
Commodore Hotel Gyeongju
3.5 out of 5
422, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, KR
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$111 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
S$111
per night
7 Dec - 8 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Gyeongju. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"부모님 모시고 다녀온 경주 여행에 숙소가 괜찮았어요. 아래에 있는 식당의 음식을 룸에서 받을 수 있다면 더 좋을 것 같습니다. 주위에 편의시설이 너무 없어요. 편의점도… 편의점에서 파는 상비약도 거의 없어서 살짝 곤란했어요. 룸은 cozy하고 좋았습니다."

Reviewed on 21 Nov,2022

Commodore Hotel Gyeongju
Lahan Select Gyeongju
Lahan Select Gyeongju
4.5 out of 5
338, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, 780-290
The price is S$145 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
S$145
per night
20 Dec - 21 Dec
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Gyeongju. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the convenient parking ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,060 reviews)
OK stay
"Very modern and clean. Noise from rooms next. Many families with kids.."

Reviewed on 7 Jun,2022

Lahan Select Gyeongju
Hilton Gyeongju
Hilton Gyeongju
4.5 out of 5
484-7, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, 780-290
The price is S$242 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan
S$242
per night
3 Jan - 4 Jan
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Gyeongju. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the family amenities in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Had little drama when checking in as the hotel didn't honor the free breakfast for 3 as shown in Hotels.com. A supervisor later fixed the problem for me but said it will be a special case for me only. Make sure to check with hotel when making a reservation through Hotels.com. beside that, it was ..."

Reviewed on 13 Aug,2021

Hilton Gyeongju
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Benikea Swiss Rosen Hotel
Benikea Swiss Rosen Hotel
3.5 out of 5
465-37, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, 780-290
Benikea Swiss Rosen Hotel
Lahan Select Gyeongju
Lahan Select Gyeongju
4.5 out of 5
338, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, 780-290
Lahan Select Gyeongju
Commodore Hotel Gyeongju
Commodore Hotel Gyeongju
3.5 out of 5
422, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, KR
Commodore Hotel Gyeongju
Hilton Gyeongju
Hilton Gyeongju
4.5 out of 5
484-7, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, 780-290
Hilton Gyeongju
The Suites Hotel Gyeongju
The Suites Hotel Gyeongju
3 out of 5
280-12, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, 780-280
The Suites Hotel Gyeongju
Sono Belle Gyeongju
Sono Belle Gyeongju
3.5 out of 5
402-12, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang
Sono Belle Gyeongju
Gyeongju Ilsung Condo
Gyeongju Ilsung Condo
2.5 out of 5
365, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, 38116
Gyeongju Ilsung Condo
The K Hotel Gyeongju
The K Hotel Gyeongju
4 out of 5
45 Expo-ro, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, 780-290
The K Hotel Gyeongju
Kensington Resort Gyeongju
Kensington Resort Gyeongju
3.5 out of 5
11-1 Bukgun-dong, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, 780-280
Kensington Resort Gyeongju
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.