Gungnamji Pond


In July, this pond explodes with colour as thousands of lotus flowers bloom. The Buyeo SeoDong Lotus Festival that month also transforms the surrounding park into a busy place with activities and exhibits around the pond. It's located in Seodong Park (서동공원), which is in the south end of town and close to the General Gyebaek statue.

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Nearby Chungcheongnam-do attractions

1. General Gyebaek Statue

0.47 MILES

Despite being outnumbered 10 to one, General Gyebaek led his army of 5000 in a last stand against the final Silla and Chinese onslaught in AD 660…

2. Buyeo National Museum

0.55 MILES

This museum houses one of the best collections of Baekje artefacts, and has extensive English captions, making it a good place to get a primer on pre…

3. Jeongnimsaji

0.68 MILES

All that remains here of the Baekje-era temple Jeongnim-sa is a 8.3m five-storey stone pagoda – though this alone is certainly impressive. There's also a…

4. King Seong Statue

0.94 MILES

This statue commemorates the king who moved the Baekje Kingdom's capital to Buyeo in AD 538. The king died in AD 554 – along with 30,000 soldiers – in a…

5. Samchung-sa

1.22 MILES

This modest shrine inside Busosan-seong commemorates three Baekje officials. Seong Chun, a royal adviser, died in prison after angering the king. Heung Su…

7. Busosan-seong


This mountain fortress covers the forested hill of Buso-san (106m) and once shielded the Baekje capital of Sabi within its walls. Structures such as the…

8. Banwollu Pavilion

1.34 MILES

This pavilion on the grounds of Busosan-seong offers lovely views of the surrounding countryside.