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  • 1 Gyeongju National Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    118 Iljeongno

    If you want to discover the treasures left behind by the Silla kingdom, make Gyeongju National Museum your first stop. Artefacts dripping in gold and ornamentation, displayed most notably in Tumuli Park, are exhibited alongside more mundane objects i..

  • 2 Bulguk-sa Temple Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bulguk-sa, completed in 774, suffered repeated destruction before being partially restored in the 1970s. It is a foremost example of the Buddhist temples constructed in Korea in the Silla Kingdom. Built according to the Lotus sutra, its aim was to re..

  • 3 Daereung-won Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Daereung-won contains some of the 200 tombs of Gyeongju, tumuli dating from the period prior to the peninsula's unification by Silla. Stroll around this unique landscape of green hillocks to discover for yourself the secret of the burial places of th..

  • 4 Seokguram Grotto Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Built in the 8C not far from Bulguk-sa Temple is Seokguram Grotto, a real feat of architecture housing Bojonbul, a seated, 3.5m-tall Buddha statue. The statue is surrounded by bodhisattva that have been carved into the granite, creating an ensemble t..

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