Gyeongju National Museum, Gyeongju

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Learn about the history of the city at Gyeongju National Museum, largely dedicated to the time when Gyeongju served as the capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 BCE-935 CE). The museum exhibits around 3,000 artifacts from the era, including earthenware pots, golden crowns, belts, earrings, and weaponry. Along the way, you'll gain insight into the culture that made the fine artifacts on display, their funereal rites, system of governance, beliefs, and lifestyle. An outdoor exhibit area showcases facades from royal palaces and temples, as well as giant temple bells. Put Gyeongju National Museum and other Gyeongju attractions into our Gyeongju day trip planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Have tickets, but said the free charges, received made entry. In the Museum was crowded with students and even on weekdays. We recommend using it is straightforward because Japan language description is also widely in Japan-language audio guide shiaomai with borrow now at, so.
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  • September 29, 2017
    When the race would work ... the Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Most of the relics of the race probably will be at the Museum ... Also free. Take a look at all of the race and spectators visit the history that is the same. Accessibility and easily sum it up well.
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  • September 26, 2017
    If you intend to visit one museum in Korea this one seems to be the best, and that is in line with my experience. Great exhibit of thousands of ancient artifacts, with informative explaining texts. It...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    One of the best museums I've been to! So much amazing history and all of it presented in a easy to follow way.
  • April 30, 2017
    Clean well organized interesting look at Shilla's history. Well worth the time. Free. English signage on most exhibits. Plan 1 to 2 hours depending on your speed.
  • June 30, 2017
    Splendid commemoration of annals of Korean History; replete with antiques, legendary stories and of course, the souvenirs!!
  • April 2, 2017
    Beautiful grounds with a rich story about the historical Silla empire. Very interesting even if museums aren't usually your thing as you need to understand this history to understand the tumuli park.
  • July 16, 2017
    The best museum i ever visited.

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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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