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Cheonmachong, Gyeongju

(4.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Cheonmachong offers a rare glimpse into a royal tomb. First excavated in 1973, the tomb is supposedly the final resting place of an unknown king of the Silla kingdom from the 5th or 6th century (exact dates undetermined as of yet). While many tombs in the area have undergone excavation, at present, the public may access just one. From outside, the tombs look like mounds of earth, but on the inside of this wood-lined tomb, you’ll discover hundreds of artifacts, many of which are replicas. Burial gifts originally surrounded the tomb, though, many were removed for preservation after excavation. Among the 11,500 artifacts uncovered in the tombs was an incredible gold crown embellished with jade beads. Make Cheonmachong part of your personalized Gyeongju itinerary using our Gyeongju vacation route planner.
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  • In the very back of the Park and only during the turn. However, is maintained as a museum-style exhibit and the tomb was almost not. While at the Gold Crown.
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  • I would have appreciated this place more if we had more time. But since there was limited time I wasn't able to fully enjoy the experience there. There were so many tombs but we were just able to see ...  more »
  • We went to Tumuli park where this tomb was located during a shore excursion from Busan. The tomb is from the Silla kingdom that existed from 668 to 935 AD. The person buried here is unknown but the to...  more »
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  • Loved being able to walk inside the tomb and see the actual burial site Many artifacts with English explanations available to view Tomb is heavily air conditioned, which is provides a pleasant relief when going on a hot day
  • Nice stroll in the tumuli park. Great to see the inside to understand better how they build it.
  • 5 star tomb experience! You can feel the historical importance of the location. Would visit again.
  • nice place
  • It is a wonderful place.. U will enjoy every moment there.