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Address: 9 Gaerim-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38165, South Korea
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Phone Number: 054-772-6317

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Not overly spectacular, but very unique

Daereungwon is a huge park with a collection of tumuli that are actually tombs of Kings during the Shilla dynasty. The park is very relaxing, despite behing located in the middle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
kimahrikku
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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Daereungwon is a huge park with a collection of tumuli that are actually tombs of Kings during the Shilla dynasty. The park is very relaxing, despite behing located in the middle of the city of Gyeongju. Each individual tumulus structure isn't all that impressive, but it's very peaceful and relaxing. Plus these tall tumuli are fairly unique and I don't... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The park is now part of a complex of 23 mounds. Once, people were allowed to build houses around the tombs (ignorance as to what the mounds are ???), but they have all been cleared away now. The park is very pleasant and the history of the tombs is amazing. The mounds are the burial tombs of the Kings/Queens of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

An interesting Photogenic place with all the Tumuli. We started out visit going into Cheonmachong (one of the biggest) where we saw replicas of the original items found (Originals in the National Museum). Also saw as Altar outside Hwangnamdaechong

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is the site of several royal tombs. 23 tombs are in this area. We visited on a Sunday and many people were enjoying the cherry blossoms and the weather. You can visit Cheonmachong Tomb. One of our highlights was not the tomb but seeing the hoopae bird.

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Holon, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Park has many of different trees and are very green,there are many of ancient tombs,Kings and nobles of Silla kingdom, it is very special place, to see the huge hills over graves.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The tumuli make the park very unusual and pretty interesting. While there is not a lot to see here outside of lots of 'hills', it is a good way to spend some time in Gyeongju. It is unique and worth visiting.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our group thought the tombs really impressive. They're surrounded by a sympathetically landscaped park. At the beginning of Spring, there were lots of magnolia trees blossoming - really lovely.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are several tombs here, I would have enjoyed more detailed signs about the people buried in the tombs though. Still, a lot of history in this place.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were there in the evening. IMO, it's better in the evening with far less people compared to daytime. The place is dimly lit, so it feels comfortable walking around.

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Daejeon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I don't think I've seen or heard about a park of tombs anywhere else like this one. Tombs in the park make up a unique landscape. Many of the tombs are yet to be excavated. One of the open tombs is Cheonmachong. You can go inside and can see how the dead was buried back in 6 or 7th century.... More 

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