This man-made lake is located below the old fortress of Myonhwal-san, east of Kyongju. The area around the lake has many high-class hotels, recreational and entertainment facilities, shopping areas, restaurants, and Kyongju World amusement park. The scenery around the lake offers beautiful views of cherry blossoms in the springtime. During windy days, the falling blossoms look almost like snow.
A huge traditional water mill and 12-meter-high artificial waterfall, the largest of its kind in Korea, are located in the Bomun Lake Resort. The resort also has other facilities such as a 100-meter fountain with scheduled performances, ferryboat marina, Yukbuchon Convention Hall, Sonjae Museum of Contemporary Art, Bomun Outdoor Performance Hall, and a drive-in theater. Several hiking trails, suitable for all levels of fitness, explore the scenic beauty of the area. Different sections are named Cherry Blossom trail, Willow trail, and Fountain Trail, giving an indication of the types of scenery you can find along them.
The Bomun Outdoor Performance Hall offers periodic performances of traditional dance and music near a five-story hexagonal pagoda. Although many different periods are represented, the local 1,000-year long Shilla culture dominates. The Bomun Drive-in Theater is Korea's largest. Located on a site of 23,000 square yards, it can accommodate up to 400 cars at once. It has a 25x20 meter screen together with a shop and a rest area.