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Beyond the scars of history, and healed by hope
The May Road gives a guidance for people who wants to visit the May 18 related historical sites and provides a variety of programs and contents related to the May 18. Gwangju is full of historical traces of the May 18. The traces are based on painful, sad, inspiring, and resisting memories. May is pain, sadness, inspiration, and resistance for us. The May Road consists of five themes and eighteen ways to do a fieldtrip by walk. The May Road starts from the hope of democracy that people in Gwangju had during the May 18. Based on the hope of democracy, another hope is coming to us. On the May Road, we can find memories, traces, yet unspoke stories of the May 18. We can rediscover the May 18. This is becauses the way is open to anywhere and can be a medium that connects me and the world.

The May Road Story

There are 18 sections of 5 themed road linking historic and cultural resources throughout Gwangju, with 29 sites of the May 18 Democratic Movement. Walking along the May road, you will find a special experience to feel the history of Gwangju, which is alive, and the present the future.
  • Theme of Human Rights in May : You can visit historical sites related to the May 18 Democratic Movement
  • Theme of the People’s in May : You can see traces of people who resist against the authoritarian regime during the May 18
  • Theme of the heart in May : You can feel the May 18 spirit and its history
  • Theme of the Art in May : You can find the way to heal the May‘s memories with Gwangju culture and art.
  • Theme of Honam Road in May : You can discover a new journey to follow the May 18 spirit.

The May Guide

The May Guide provides explanations and historial knowledge for people who visit the May 18 National Cemetery, the May 18 Old Cemetery, the May 18 Liberty Park, and the May 18 Memorial Park. You can hear a vibrant story about the May 18 by our May Guides.

The May Guide

The May Guide is a friend and messenger who delivers the truth about the May 18. The May Guides are well-trained for giving explanations and sharing historical knowledge on the May 18. You can apply for this guidance program by our website.

The May Road

If you visit http://518road.518.org, you can use our reservation system, and find our news, guidebook materials, maps, and information easily.

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