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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Gyeongju holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Gyeongju National Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • All of the race will take place in Gyeongju National Museum. Emille Bell from bulguk Temple towers, ranging from racing in one place where you can see everything ... You hear all explore the review and a great place to race.
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  • Good and beautiful complete museum where the history of the dynasties of Korea also for an outsider well explained and clarifies
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  • Beautiful museum. Impressed with all the beautiful. Child-friendly by the way because there were several school classes. It is also interactive. Bilingual explanation of the exhibits. We had a private tour with a guide (not from the museum). Just museum. A must if you want to know more of the Korean culture.
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  • One of the best museums I've been to! So much amazing history and all of it presented in a easy to follow way.
  • 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.
  • Splendid commemoration of annals of Korean History; replete with antiques, legendary stories and of course, the souvenirs!!
  • 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.
  • The best museum i ever visited.

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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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