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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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  • 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 »
  • Compared with the big, bustling Busan and Seoul city of Gyeongju-village village. Houses in 1-2 floor, shops, edal'ni, wires, uncrowded streets and scattered (mostly on the margins) palaces, mounds and temples. The city is considered the Centre of the historical heritage of Korea and here stands come to learn a little more about the culture of this country and see how people live outside cities.
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  • On a 12 day trip to South Korea we tried to get a sample of rural, historical and urban experiences. Decided on a couple of days in Gyeongju for the historical, rural aspect. We misjudged this part of...  more »