Gyeongju Historic Area, Gyeongju

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The sprawling World Heritage Site of Gyeongju Historic Area preserves the history and culture of the Silla Kingdom's ancient capital. Considered one of the largest outdoor museums in the world, the idyllic area contains ruins of temples, palaces, and pagodas, as well as many other cultural artifacts. Among the smaller distinct areas, don't miss the Mount Namsan Belt: centered around the revered mountain, it reveals pre-Buddhist shamanistic artifacts, as well as the ruins of hundreds of Buddhist relics and structures. See Gyeongju Historic Area and all Gyeongju has to offer by arranging your trip with our Gyeongju online trip maker.
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  • We are so pleased we chose to come to their area rather than another big town. Gorgeous old houses, wonderful historic sites, good food. We just loved it!. Make the effort to come.  more »
  • Just walking around this bizarre town is rewarding enough. The grassy domes are a little monotonous but their historic reasons for being there make up for it.  more »
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