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Inwang∙Hwangnam (Downtown)

1. Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond
yeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond
Address 102, Wonhwa-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-772-4041
Website Korea Tourism Organization - Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond

Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond were the secondary palace site which was used for the palace of the Crown Prince along with other subsidiary buildings and it also was the banquet room for important national event and important visitors.


2. Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju National Museum
Address 186, Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-740-7518, +82-54-740-7538
Website Korea Tourism Organization - Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum is steeped in tradition. Representing Gyeongju, which was the capital city of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC - AD 935), the museum is where you can view the cultural history of Gyeongju district. There is also a variety of artifacts from royal palaces and temples exhibited throughout the grounds. Buddhist sculptures make up the majority of the stone artifacts. If you are a traveler interested in Buddhism or the magnificent culture of royal palaces, this is a place you do not want to miss.


3. Cheomseongdae Observatory
Cheomseongdae Observatory
Address 169-5, Cheomseong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-779-8744, +82-54-772-3843
Website Korea Tourism Organization - Cheomseongdae Observatory

Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia.
Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (632-647), it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, and was designated as National Treasure No.31 on December 20th, 1962.


4. Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb)
Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb)
Address 9, Gyerim-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-779-8796, +82-54-743-1925
Website Korea Tourism Organization - Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb)

Large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb). There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong.

Bomun

1. Bomun Tourist Complex
Bomun Tourist Complex
Address Sinpyeong-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-745-7601
Website Korea Tourism Organization - Bomun Tourist Complex

BomunTourist Complex is the international tourist district of Gyeongju. This tourist district is formed with Bomunho Lake at its center, located about 10km east of downtown Gyeongju. The dimensions of the area is 19.38 square km, and it is designated as a spa and special tourist district. It is a total tourist complex that opened in April 1979. At the entrance, the stream from Deokdongho Lake flows in, powering a water mill inside, and flows on to a 12m artificial waterfall.


2. Gyeongju World Amusement Park
Gyeongju World Amusement Park
Address 544, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-745-7711
Website Korea Tourism Organization - Gyeongju World Amusement Park

Gyeongju World Amusement is the largest themed park in the southern area. The park's most famous facility is X-Zone featuring exciting thrill rides including rollercoasters Phyton, Mega Drop, Tornado, and Grand Canyon as well as King Viking and Submarine Splash. People who don't enjoy roller coasters will still have fun at the park in Wizard Garden (kids zone), California Beach (summer only), and the large-scaled ice sledding site (winter only). The various rides, diverse convenient facilities, and restaurants will fulfill every visitors’ tastes.


3. Gyeongju Teddy Bear Museum
Gyeongju Teddy Bear Museum
Address 280-34, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-742-7400
Website Gyeongju Teddy Bear Museum

The Teddy Bear Museum in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do is a unique modern attraction. Instead of displaying realistic human sculptures, the museum uses hundreds of large and small teddy bears to depict the history of mankind (going back as far as the Age of Dinosaurs) as well as of the Silla Kingdom in several different exhibition halls. The museum also features a 3D movie theater, an art gallery, an underwater world exhibit, and a souvenir shop.


4. Shilla Millennium Park
Shilla Millennium Park
Address 55-12, Expo-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-778-2000, +82-54-778-2193
Website Korea Tourism Organization - Shilla Millennium Park

Shilla Millennium Park is a theme park integrating both education and entertainment about the history and culture of the Silla Period. Focusing on the Silla Period (57 BC - AD 935), the park reproduces Silla architecture and a village of aristocrats, tells children fun stories about the period, and offers symbolic architecture such as Emile Tower and Seokbinggo. Visitors are also invited to participate in things such as the Craft Clinic.

Jinhyeon

1. Bulguksa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage]
Bulguksa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage]
Address 385, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-746-9913, +82-54-746-0983
Website Korea Tourism Organization - Bulguksa Temple

Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.


2. Seokguram Grotto [UNESCO World Heritage]
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Address 873-243, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-746-9933
Website Korea Tourism Organization - Seokguram Grotto

Seokguram, located on Tohamsan Mountain, is the representative stone temple of Korea. The official name of Seokguram, National Treasure No. 24, is Seokguram Seokgul. Designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, it is an artificial stone temple made of granite.

The east sea(region)

1. Underwater Tomb of King Munmu
Underwater Tomb of King Munmu
Address Bonggil-ri (middle of the sea), Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-772-3843
Website Korea Tourism Organization - Underwater Tomb of King Munmu

On the bus from Gyeongju to Bonggil-ri, the sight of the vast blue sea spread before your eyes will leave you breathless. As you gaze at the glittering blue sea, a small but particularly beautiful islet catches your eye. This little rocky islet is the Underwater Tomb of King Munmu (661-681 A.D.), who unified the three kingdoms and became the 30th ruler of the Silla Kingdom. The king gave specific instructions to be buried in the East Sea after his death so that he would become a dragon and protect Silla from Japanese intruders.


2. Gameunsaji (Gameunsa Temple Site)
Gameunsaji (Gameunsa Temple Site)
Address Yongdang-ri, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeonju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Telephone +82-54-772-3843
Website Korea Tourism Organization - Gameunsaji (Gameunsa Temple Site)

Gameunsaji (Gameunsa Temple Site) was built by King Munmu (AD 661-681), the king of Silla who unified Baekjae and Goguryeo late in the 7th century. Except for the 13.4 high two pagodas, all the buildings were burned to the ground. King Munmu built this temple to drive away the Japanese pirates from the country with the power of Buddha.



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