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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Gyeongju

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Historical Places in Gyeongju

World heritage site · Religious Site
Bulguksa Temple , Gyeongju
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The head temple complex of Jogye Korean Buddhism, Bulguksa Temple features two exquisite stone pagodas and a gilded bronze statue of Buddha,
Tours from $180
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Marvel at the history and design of Cheomseongdae Observatory, the oldest surviving observatory in the world. Thought to have been built duri
Tours from $180
Cheonmachong Tomb , Gyeongju
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Cheonmachong Tomb offers a rare glimpse into a royal tomb. First excavated in 1973, the tomb is supposedly the final resting place of an unkn
Tours from $471
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Duration: 8 hours
During this 8-hour small group tour, your dedicated guide and driver will take you around the beautiful city of Gyeongju. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, Bulguk Temple and Seokguram Grotto, as well as other important historic places. This tour also includes lunch, entrance fees, and transportation.This tour requires a minimum of 2 to operate; if this requirement is not met the tour may be cancelled.
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World heritage site · Historic Site
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Take a break from modern life at Yangdong Folk Village, a village that remains frozen in time. Set up during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910),
Tours from $10
World heritage site · Historic Site
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The sprawling World Heritage Site of Gyeongju Historic Area preserves the history and culture of the Silla Kingdom's ancient capital. Conside
Tours from $942

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Where to stay in Gyeongju

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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