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 Edition.
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  • This is a fabulous museum, dug deep into a burial mound. It highlights the architecture of a Shilla tomb, and the treasures buried within it. You can't understand Gyeongju or the Shilla without... 
    This is a fabulous museum, dug deep into a burial mound. It highlights the architecture of a Shilla tomb, and the treasures buried within it. You can't understand Gyeongju or the Shilla without...  more »
  • An amazing walk around a fascinating park full of burial mounds, the tomb itself is a really cool intro to the king who was buried there. Gave me a little context to the period, which seems... 
    An amazing walk around a fascinating park full of burial mounds, the tomb itself is a really cool intro to the king who was buried there. Gave me a little context to the period, which seems...  more »
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  • Such a wonderfully well preserved and maintained park. A pleasure to stroll around on a pretty day.
  • Great quick stop to learn about why there are so many little hills in Gyeongju! A must visit place for any tourists how want to learn a little about ancient Korean royalty.

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