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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  • As with all Korean museums-fine with originals and replicas, all clear to visiting-hour or other objects SIO does not remain
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  • They tend to be quite a free pass in spotting the cursor is really good. Besides, it also is a good live shop robbed of purse rim! See also good over charge went to the bike ride
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  • All artefacts are nicely presented. You can find gold crowns,, weapons, bronze artefacts etc. Do not forget the huge bell outside the building and do not miss the the building with all the findings fr...  more »
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  • Very impressive museum. Beautiful displays, English signs and it's completely free! I hope to visit again some day.
  • More focus on the Silla period, this museum present a large number of material made in this period of time, sculpture, ornaments, weapons... also other expositions are dedicated to the Buddhist temples presents in this part of Korea. Also an exposition about traditional writing art (ink and ink stones). Finaly one building is dedicated to traditional architecture.
  • The museum has a very good time line of history from the Paleolithic up to the Jeosun period. It was very crowded but with the English audio guide we were able to navigate well through the museum. The on-site dining was a little limited. All they had was a 7-11 but that offered lots of options for our kids ages 7-13.
  • The Museum displayed the nearby excavated culture. It is a good place to understand the Kingdom about thousand years ago.
  • Excellent job they have done. It's my fourth time in 6 years.

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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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