Cheonmachong Tomb, Gyeongju

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Cheonmachong Tomb 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. Cheonmachong Tomb is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • An amazing walk around a fascinating park full of burial mounds, the tomb itself is a really cool intro to the king who was buried there. Gave me a little context to the period, which seems... 
    An amazing walk around a fascinating park full of burial mounds, the tomb itself is a really cool intro to the king who was buried there. Gave me a little context to the period, which seems...  more »
  • For the 3,000 KRW entry this is well worth a visit. The tomb is really interesting with some nice displays of artifacts etc. it’s also a nice walk around the area 
    For the 3,000 KRW entry this is well worth a visit. The tomb is really interesting with some nice displays of artifacts etc. it’s also a nice walk around the area  more »
  • The renovated interior has many informative displays although most original artifacts found from the tomb are in the national museum. Visitors can get a good look at the wooden coffin looked like in....  more
    The renovated interior has many informative displays although most original artifacts found from the tomb are in the national museum. Visitors can get a good look at the wooden coffin looked like in....  more »
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  • Worth to visit but try to do so during the days. Nice to look around the site but there aren't many remaining left in there.
  • Cheonmachong is a cool experience, particulary if you have an interest in korean royalty. The tomb is open to the public and the relics found with are well represented by copies. The walls are lined with plentyful information. I would recommend while visiting the other points of interest in the area.
  • A historically significant place.
  • Its a bunch of ancient tombs in a historic town. There are plenty of the mounds to walk around. One is even open as a museum showing what was excavated from it.
  • This tomb is just a small part of a pretty big park, but it is also the only tomb you can go inside. Very interesting history and lots of replicas of artifacts that they found in the tomb. I took my time and only spent about 30 minutes inside (and that was after reading all I could about the tomb construction). Definitely worth the price and there are lots of tombs in this area.

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