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“Great place to enjoy the outdoors and learn a bit of Korean history.”

Gyeongju Historic Area
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

I went here late in the spring. The weather was great. I recommend hiring some bikes to check out the sites. It's loads of fun and you don't have to fight the traffic and find a car space. The historic area is quite flat which makes riding on the wide pathways a breeze. Depending on what hotel you stay at, they may even have bikes you can use for free :)

If visiting please remember that the large mounds are tombs and not to be climbed. Be respectful and stay off them, even if you see Korean locals climbing them.

Lots of pictures and more info on my blog http://gdaykorea.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/gyeongju-city-packed-with-history.html

Thank Phillip S
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We spent two nights here and wished we had longer. It rained and snowed while we were here but it didn't matter. If you like the outdoors this is the place to go. We stayed at the N Hotel, couldn't find it anywhere on Trip advisor, use Agoda.com, much better than hotels.com. Good price, clean and our room overlooked the mounds. Its a love hotel but we had no problems and we would stay there again.

The first afternoon we walked around and visited the Flying Horse Tomb, if you go do eat at Hanami Gyeongju Tonkasu Restaurant, its Japanese and some of the best food we had in Korea. The next day there was a light sprinkling of snow, we bundled up and rented bikes, and had a blast riding all over. They light up the area near the Cheomsongdae, very pretty. The last day we took a cab out to Namsan and hiked up the mountain. It was snowing off and on and just beautiful. We saw many buddhas on the path and secondary paths. Wish we had had more time to explode the area, it was wonderful.

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We read a description before we arrived calling Gyeongju a museum without walls and having visited we agree. The whole area is incredible and the tumuli are amazing. You can spend a whole day just wandering around from site to site and you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed December 11, 2013

When I was visiting this area it rained quite a lot. Still, I could see that in the sunshine this would be a lovely place to visit and walk around. It is very much part of the Gyeongju history so worth a visit if you are in the area

Thank HSed22
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Just to learn of the first capital was enlightening. I found it interesting and fascinating how the early folks lived and took so much pride in their day to day living. The preservation of ones heritage is important particularly to the younger generation. I'm still trying to figure out why the King needed to have so much space for his burial.

I rated this as a 3, but could have been rated higher especially if you are into this kind of thing. Great experience overall.

Thank Flavagurl
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