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Gyeongju Historic Area
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Private Korean Cultural Heritage Tour Including Seokguram Grotto, Bulguksa...
Ranked #10 of 62 things to do in Gyeongju
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“pleasant surprise”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

As a history buff, I decided to tour Gyeongju rather than Busan. I took the bus from the nopu-dong station. The bus ran smoothly and did not take long to reach Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla kingdom, which unified Korea in the 7th century. The taxi drivers were on strike. I walked the area, which is pretty big. Not too many tourists were there. The attractions were not particularly impressive, but it was nice to walk around and to know more about Korean history. I toured the tomb group, passed the wooded area, where the founder of Kim dynasty was born, saw the ruin of one palace, and ended up in the museum. After that I took the bus back to the bus station. Since it was too early, I went to visit General Kim’s tomb.

Visited August 2012
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“historical city”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This city presents with many historical site and world heritage temple. The royal tomb is very unique, the temple is so old that you can see the cracks but is impressive, the anapji pond is attractive (give a tips: go at night) and many local special food.

Visited July 2013
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“Visit the Museum without Walls!”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Gyeongju is a fascinating historical city about an hour from Busan by bus. Go and spend the day!
The burial mounds are different from those in and around Seoul. One of the tombs, Cheonmachong, is open to visitors, so you can get a better idea of how and why they were built.
Outside of town, but accessible by bus, are two spectacular temples: Bulguk-sa and Seokguram.

Visited May 2013
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