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Gyeongju Historic Areas, Gyeongju
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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The amount of old buildings and monuments in such a small area is just impressive. It is very well kept and gardened. Koreans can be proud of this area.
Travel books describe Gyeongju as a museum without walls and they are not wrong! We hired push bikes to ride around historic Gyeongju and had such a great day - the bikes made visiting all the histori... read more »
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