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Royal Tomb of King Taejong Muyeol

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Address: 842 Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Hills and more hills

Excuse my ignorance, but when I saw all these "hills" in a gorgeous park, I thought what fun kids would have rolling down them! These "hills" are royal tombs, and NOT to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
Kid_U_Not58
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Melbourne, Australia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Excuse my ignorance, but when I saw all these "hills" in a gorgeous park, I thought what fun kids would have rolling down them! These "hills" are royal tombs, and NOT to be climbed or walked upon! The building of these tombs was quite incredible, incorporating layers of dirt, rocks, etc. - quite amazing considering the times they were built... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I was overall impressed with the hard working society of south korea and how are they able to make good trade off between local culture and western influence. This different way of Bury people and I heard there was gold also buried there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

All around you will see royal tombs. Big looks like small hill that I didn't realized they're the tombs we are going to see! Inside the Royal Tomb, the view is beautiful as it has a lot of trees with pond and grass all around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited a lot of royal tombs during our trip. The guides said Koreans of that era belived in mountain spirits which might explain why the burial mounds were so high and resembled mountains. We saw an excavation at another location which indicated a small wooden house like structure covered with rock and dirt to make the mound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I love Gyeongju. A historical city which you would want to know more the history while walking around the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

All around you can see those Burial mounds small or higher, for a King or a family, including the last king of Silla, King Gyeongsun (r. 927–935) There is a lot of interest to learn about the Royal families, more than just walking around the mounds. Often the building attached to the sites are closed to the public, wich is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

After I visited General Kim’s tomb, I decided to walk back to the bus station. One Seoul tour guide by the name of Park was kind enough to give me a ride, and we had met in Kim’s tomb. We drove to this burial ground. There were few people. We walked around a string of tombs. Several workers were mowing... More 

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Jeonju, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

After watching Queen Seonduk I wanted to see several tombs while in Gyeongju. This is the tomb of Kim Chunchu and there are also other people presumably related to him in the park. It is a short fifteen minute walk from the bus station. It is a nice place to visit before or after going to Baru a vegetarian restaurant... More 

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