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Gyeongju National Museum, Gyeongju
(4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 這是韓國最重要的博物館之一。它的藏品主要是新羅王國的遺跡,其中慶州是首都。博物館緊鄰皇家陵墓建築群。在博物館裡,公眾,考古學家和歷史學家,能了解韓國東南部文明的興起。裡面還有塞多克國王和新羅金冠的巨大的銅鐘。我個人認為這個博物館比其它的好看的多,因為它管理的更好,裡面清潔和有英語講解。 
  • Perhaps it is because we reached late at around 4.30pm, the man told us entrance is free so we went in and came out with an education of the Shilla period. Really likes how they have English descripti...  more »
  • You can have an overview of the history of ancient empire of Gyeongju. The exhibits are well presented. 
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  • Good if you're interested in history of Gyeongju and Korea. Otherwise the exhibition is mostly traditionally laid out and can get boring quite quickly. Good hide out in case of bad weather though as entrance is free.
  • If you are a history buff or lover you need to visit this museum. They have a lot to offer and it is all free.
  • Provides a good insight into Korean history. Allocate about 3 - 4hrs for a visit. No restaurants nearby there is a 7/11 cafe inside.
  • Went there today, saturday at about 3pm Miss Nami stopped to invite to a guided tour by Miss C.K (cookie). Don't be surprised if kids or even people interrupted the tour (no, they're not Chinese).
  • nice museum on nice grounds. Lots of stuff to see.