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Gyeongju National Museum, Gyeongju

(4.4/5 based on 340+ 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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  • We went to this museum as part of a shore excursion from Busan. Because the tour left Busan more than an hour late we only had about an hour at the museum which is not enough. This museum is a world c...  more »
  • A modern museum with a great wealth of artifacts from the Silla Kingdom. It would be great if they provided an 'historical orientation' with a timeline and maps which one can use to understand the con...  more »
  • I can feel the breath of the Silla Kingdom. Instructions and guides from the civilizations of the stone is the Silla Kingdom. It would bear out the ominous after all, the foundation stone of wooden buildings. See beheaded statues is hard about that cut the breast as a Buddhist.
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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.