Cheonmachong Tomb, Gyeongju

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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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  • There is an old tomb in the land that is empty in the town. There are a lot of mounds like this in Gyeongju, and the mind of the history exploration is tickled. It's not flashy, but it's a strange place to spend a long time.
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  • Very interesting! A high point of our visit to Geongju. An easy walk from the town center. Not crowded.  more »
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  • 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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