Gyeongju Historic Area, Gyeongju

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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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  • The Gyeongju (ancient capital of Silla Kingdom) Historic areas consist of several palaces and temples from Silla Kingdom. It is registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 2000.  more »
  • There are historical sites that give you a sense of old history here and there in Gyeongju city, such as The Great Ryoen Garden and Seidai, and there are many attractions. The excavated cultural assets are on display at the Gyeongju National Museum, and it is interesting to learn about the history of Korea, such as the Shilla Period.
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