About Gyeongju

Gyeongju is located 340 km (210 miles) southeast of Seoul, the capital city of Korea.
Gyeongju, which was the ancient capital of the thousand-year Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.-A.D.
935), is now an exceptional open-air museum.
Royal tombs, temple sites with weathered stone pagodas and Buddhist reliefs and fortress
ruins are scattered all around the city. The mounded royal tombs have yielded many
precious antique objects including exquisite gold crowns and other accessories.

The two supreme treasures of Gyeongju are the Bulguksa temple and nearby Seokguram
Grotto shrine, both completed in the eighth century and representative of highly refined
Buddhist art widely appreciated throughout East Asia.
They were included on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1995. Other important historic
sites include: Dumuli Park, Oneung (Five Tombs), Cheomseongdae (observatory),
General Gim Yusin's Tomb, and Mt. Namsan, which is dotted with numerous Buddhist
images, pagodas and temple remains.
The Gyeongju National Museum houses antique treasures recovered from Gyeongju
and its vicinity.

The Bomun Lake Resort, located 6 kilometers from downtown on the eastern outskirts
of the city, is an integrated tourist destination with several top-class hotels and various
recreational facilities.

For more information about Gyeongju, visit the Website at Gyeongju City

Gyeongju City


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