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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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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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  • 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 »
  • My wife, daughter and I visited Gyeongju in March 2017. We were disappointed. The highlight, for us, was the National Museum but even this was easily eclipsed by the National Museum in Seoul. As for t...  more »
  • The temples and historical sites looks even more beautiful with the colour of red and yellow gingko leave in autumn, very photogenic with a sense of serenity. Totally worth the visit. Easy to go from ...  more »
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  • Great sight!