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Cheonmachong, Gyeongju

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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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TripAdvisor
  • Tombs of the Kings which is part of the route of the site. You have several on this perimeter views
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  • These burial mounds were very interesting to visit and offer great photo subjects. Other hills are present in the whole city and surrounding area.
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  • Really cool place to visit! We came from Daegu with the bus, it's around one hour. This is a very special place.  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.