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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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  • We were visiting a friend in Korea and we sort of gave him free reign to show us around. This museum was one of the first places he brought us in Gyeongju and it was pretty interesting. I felt like I ...  more »
  • Entrance is free, still need to collect ticket from ticket booth in front first. Only need to pay for special exhibitions held in separate hall. Headsets are available from office on right after entry...  more »
  • Due to a leg injury, I couldn't climb the stairs to this Museum but I was more than happy to stroll around the gardens and enjoy the view. Really enjoyed this place and all of its wonderful statues an...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.