Gyeongju National Museum, Gyeongju

4.5
Learn about the history of the city at Gyeongju National Museum, largely dedicated to the time when Gyeongju served as the capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 BCE-935 CE). The museum exhibits around 3,000 artifacts from the era, including earthenware pots, golden crowns, belts, earrings, and weaponry. Along the way, you'll gain insight into the culture that made the fine artifacts on display, their funereal rites, system of governance, beliefs, and lifestyle. An outdoor exhibit area showcases facades from royal palaces and temples, as well as giant temple bells. Put Gyeongju National Museum and other Gyeongju attractions into our Gyeongju day trip planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Agencies tend not to include it on the tour or to limit the visit outside (however very interesting the Buddhist bell). In fact, this is an opportunity not to be missed for contact with a civilization (sylla's) practically unknown to Italians
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  • Beautifully set out with some amazing exhibits of ancient and traditional culture and the old Silla dynasty  more »
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  • 90% of everything is translated into multiple languages (including English). I've lived in Korea for a long time and didn't know how much i didn't know about how everything came to be. Very informative and enjoyable museum of Korean history.
  • Very interesting. Been on 2 occasions. They maintain exhibitions well and change them frequently too. Entrance was free both times!
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