Gyeongju Historic Areas, Gyeongju

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The sprawling World Heritage Site of Gyeongju Historic Areas preserves the history and culture of the Silla Kingdom's ancient capital. Considered one of the largest outdoor museums in the world, the idyllic area contains ruins of temples, palaces, and pagodas, as well as many other cultural artifacts. Among the smaller distinct areas, don't miss the Mount Namsan Belt: centered around the revered mountain, it reveals pre-Buddhist shamanistic artifacts, as well as the ruins of hundreds of Buddhist relics and structures. For Gyeongju Historic Areas and beyond, use our Gyeongju itinerary builder to get the most from your Gyeongju vacation.
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  • July 22, 2017
    I absolutely loved my stay in Gyeongju. There's so much history in this town, so much to see and experience. It is completely unbelievable and unlike anything I'd ever done. We did the Gyeongju stamp ...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    We did a day trip to Gyeongju from Busan, but I think this place merits atleast two days to see everything. All attractions are quite spread out, and not close together as they appear on the map.  more »
  • June 12, 2017
    We were originally going to do this as an overnight stay, but right before we came the town had an earthquake and we just decided to do it as a day trip from Busan instead. I'm actually glad we just d...  more »
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  • April 11, 2017
    Great sight!

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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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