Cheonmachong Tomb offers a rare glimpse into a royal tomb. First excavated in 1973, the tomb is supposedly the final resting place of an unknown king of the Silla kingdom from the 5th or 6th century (exact dates undetermined as of yet). While many tombs in the area have undergone excavation, at present, the public may access just one. From outside, the tombs look like mounds of earth, but on the inside of this wood-lined tomb, you’ll discover hundreds of artifacts, many of which are replicas. Burial gifts originally surrounded the tomb, though, many were removed for preservation after excavation. Among the 11,500 artifacts uncovered in the tombs was an incredible gold crown embellished with jade beads. Cheonmachong Tomb is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Gyeongju Edition.
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Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including Seokguram Grotto, Bulguksa Temple and Cheonmachong BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $140
Duration: 9 hours
Cheonmachong Tomb Reviews
Cost 2000 won to get into the park. Really nice walk around while being able to see inside the cheonmachong tomb. Videos and comments in English meant it was easy to learn the history and see the amaz... more »
Great exhibition of the history of excavation of this tomb with presenting the gold and treasure that were discovered. Incredible! more »
Cheonmachong is an ancient royal tomb that was excavated in 1973. There are significant artifacts to be found inside, including an original piece of art that was created on a saddle "mudguard." The piece of art is of a flying white horse, or "cheonmachong." The entrance fee is very nominal.
One of ancient tombs in Silla dynasty. Good learning experience to my daughters
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