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    Taste the Local Flavor - Bulgogi

    by i-s-a Written May 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Bulgogi preparation is interesting. First, they will serve you a platter full of beef strips. You will grill it yourself…when the beef is almost cooked, cut it into small pieces with the use of scissors. Wrap the meat in either lettuce or mint leaves, garnish with different kinds of veggies and kimchis and enjoy.

    Fondest memory: Word of advice:
    Eat with a friend and share. Koreans serve big servings of everything!

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    Biking, an Alternative to Walking

    by i-s-a Updated Mar 6, 2008

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    There are so many bike rental stalls around the town of Gyeongju. Biking is a good alternative to walking as the parks cover great distance and sometimes far apart. The biking trails are well paved too.

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    I was unable to rent one because I'm too small for the usual mountain bikes :0)

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    Self guided tours

    by DSwede Updated Jun 13, 2011

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    Favorite thing: I am sure you can pay for any tour service you want, and travel/tour agents in various cities may help. However, buses and trains to Gyeongju are cheap and run quite frequently.

    Upon arrival at Gyeongju, there is a tourist information stand (both at train and bus terminals) with maps and general information.

    There is a tourist bus that stops at the train and bus terminals and makes a circuit stopping at nearly all the places you would want to visit anyway. Public buses numbers 10 and 11 make circuits stopping at all major tourist stops like Bulguksa, the Museum, Anapji Pond, bus terminal, train station, etc.
    (description of stops along this bus can be found in section 3.2 of the link:
    http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/ena/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=309379 )

    Alternatively, there are bicycle rentals outside both the train station and the bus terminal so you can explore more freely and leisurely on your own.

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    Gyeongju Historic Site

    by jckim Written Apr 24, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Gyeongju Historic Site was designated as the world cultural heritage under " Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Ntural Heritage " by the UNESCO on December 2, 2000.

    1. Namsan site : Whole Area of Namsan
    2. Wolseong site : Wolseong, Cheomseongdae, Anapji, Gyerim, etc.
    3. Daeneungwon site : Daeneungwon, Tumuli in Nodong and Noseo, etc.
    4. Hwangnyongsa site : Hwangnyongsa site, Bunhwangsa.
    5. Fortress site : Myeonghwal Fortress

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    Grocery Stores - Best Bet for Budget Travellers

    by i-s-a Updated Mar 6, 2008

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    Whenever I eat alone, I tend to get instant meals of noodles and sandwiches as most dishes in Korea come in big servings. Stores like the one in the picture comes handy for those noodles, breads, canned goods, chips, etc.

    You can get your toiletries here too at a much cheaper price.

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    2~3 Days in Gyeongju

    by DSwede Written Jan 24, 2012

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    Favorite thing: If you are the average traveler just looking to get a couple photographs and say you've been there, then 2 days is enough. If you truly appreciate the historical sites and want to take them slowly then I feel that three days is enough.

    The main places in the city, like the Anapji Pond, Museum and historical park with the burial mounds, observatory, etc. Would take you a few hours minimum, but no more than a day. This would allow you to walk the city in the afternoon and evening.

    The temple of Bulguksa and Seokguram may take less than a complete day, allowing you to add something to your itinerary before or after.

    This is where if you want to rent a bicycle or take the challenge of public transport and visit the smaller places further out, you would need the 3rd day. However having visited most of these smaller places, while they are nice, they are not overly impressive.

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    Flower Field and Cherry Blossom

    by jckim Updated Apr 25, 2005

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    Favorite thing: In springtime, Gyeongju City was all the area flower fields and cherry blossom season.

    Fondest memory: Walking around flower fields

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