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Gyeongju

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Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water
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One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery. Explore a World Heritage-listed historic area packed with rock carvings, tumuli, temples, and pagodas, then visit a history museum and a folk village to shop for authentic handicrafts. Gyeongju vacations can also take advantage of the pine-forested long beach with a seawater spa. Scenic hills just five minutes away from downtown offer pleasant hiking, with numerous Buddhist stone carvings and shrines en route. The city also has a large water park and lots of public and private sport facilities for entertainment and recreation in all seasons. Shilla craftwork and a variety of traditional dishes add to the color of this well-visited spot. Plan a trip to South Korea easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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Bulguksa Temple ©
World heritage site
Bulguksa Temple
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Anapji Pond ©
Water Body
Anapji Pond
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Seokguram ©
World heritage site
Seokguram
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Gyeongju National Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Gyeongju

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Cheomseongdae Observatory ©
Historic Site
Cheomseongdae Observatory
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Historic Site
Cheonmachong Tomb
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Yangdong Folk Village ©
World heritage site
Yangdong Folk Village
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Golgulsa Temple ©
Religious Site
Golgulsa Temple
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Gyeongju

Juwangsan National Park ©
National Park
Juwangsan National Park Cheongsong-gun
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
Seomun Market
Flea Market
Seomun Market Daegu
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Donghwasa ©
Religious Site
Donghwasa Daegu
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Daewangam Park ©
Park
Daewangam Park Ulsan
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Gyeongju

Bomun Lake ©
Water Body
Bomun Lake
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Gyeongju National Park ©
National Park
Gyeongju National Park
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
World heritage site
Gyeongju Historic Area
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Columnar Jointing Observation Deck
Lookout
Columnar Jointing Observation Deck
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Gyeongju

Gyeongju World ©
Theme Park
Gyeongju World
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Silla Arts And Science Museum ©
Science Museum
Silla Arts And Science Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
California Beach
Water Park
California Beach
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park ©
Theme Park
Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Theme Parks in Gyeongju

Blue One Water Park ©
Water Park
Blue One Water Park
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
Silla Millennium Park ©
Theme Park
Silla Millennium Park
1.6
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Gyeongju

With 6 million tourists per year, Gyeongju offers a wide range of accommodations. The area around the Bomun Lake resort has several luxury hotels catering to the needs of Korean tour groups. More moderately priced hotels lie in the downtown area, notably in Nodong-Dong and Noseo-Dong quarters. Near the train station, you can find inexpensive guesthouses (yeoinsuk), motels, and hostels. Family-oriented mid-range hotels tend to cluster just east from the lake, but the tourist-friendly city has accommodations well distributed throughout.
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