Gyeongju Accompanying Person’s Tour
- Date: Wednesday 25 May, 2022
- Time: 10:00 – 17:00 *Lunch included
- Price: Complimentary for Accompanying Persons Only
10:00 – 18:00
Daereungwon Ancient Tombs is a vast 126,500m2 district featuring 23 ancient tombs from the Silla Dynasty era. The Daereungwon Ancient Tombs District may refer specifically to Daereungwon Ancient Tombs alone, but most of the time, it includes Nodong-ri and Noseo-ri tombs, the Daerungwon District’s Hwangnam-ri Tombs, and the Hwango-ri Tombs. It takes quite some time just to look around the inner circle of the Daereungwon Ancient Tombs, so it’s best to stay relaxed as you take in the sights. The must-see tombs include the tomb of King Michu (13th King of Silla), the immense and eye-catching Great Hwangnam Tomb, and the unique Cheonmajeong (The Tomb of the Heavenly Horse), which visitors can see inside the tomb. Daereungwon Ancient Tombs also has a popular photo zone in front of a beautiful magnolia tree standing between ancient tombs. It’s a picture-perfect point, so you won’t want to miss it.
Bulguksa Temple was first listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Seokgulam, Seoul Jongmyo Shrine, and Hapcheon Haeinsa Temple in 1995. In Korea, there may be some people who have never come to Gyeongju but have visited Bulguksa and Seokguram. Both heritage sites are prime examples of the outstanding cultural heritage of both Gyeongju and Korea. One can appreciate people’s devotion to Buddhism in their use of the best building techniques and substantial resources that went into building the Bulguksa Temple. The Buddhist doctrine melds together with temple construction to form an ideal arrangement.
Gyeongju National Museum
The Gyeongju National Museum, located in Gyeongju, the millennial capital of Silla, is one of the most prominent museums in Korea that illuminates the cultural heritage of Silla. The Gyeongju National Museum has four main exhibition halls including Silla History Hall, Silla Art Hall, Wolji Hall and a Special Exhibition Hall. Each hall exhibits precious treasures from the Silla dynasty, allowing visitors to imagine how life would have looked like in times of Silla. The brilliant Golden Crown of Silla is surely the most widely-recognized piece the Gyeongju National Museum exhibits, indeed some say the Golden Crown alone is reason enough to visit the Gyeongju National Museum.