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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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  • This is an exceptional Museum with a number of different buildings displaying varied exhibitions. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to do it justice, which was a great pity. 
  • This easy to reach museum is full of interesting, well presented artifacts, with good explanations in English. You will learn a lot from wandering around the place. 
  • The Museum is superbly designed. A lot of Arts exhibits and walking between them, have felt drowsy. Really the place noteworthy:)
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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.