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"Private Korean Cultural Heritage Tour Including Seokguram Grotto
"Private Korean Cultural Heritage Tour Including Seokguram Grotto Bulguksa Temple and Cheonmachong""After pickup at your hotel in Busan settle into your comfortable private minivan for the 1.5-hour drive to Gyeongju an ancient kingdom of the Silla Dynasty. En route discuss your interests with your guide who can tailor commentary accordingly. Your first stop is Seokguram Grotto
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"Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including Seokguram Grotto
"Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including Seokguram Grotto Bulguksa Temple and Cheonmachong""Hop aboard a comfortable coach after hotel pickup in Busan and listen to onboard narration during the 1.5-hour drive to Gyeongju. Hear about this coastal city that dates back to the Silla dynasty once a united kingdom that ruled Korea from 668–935 AD. Disembark the coach when you reach Seokguram Grotto a UNESCO-listed hermitage featuring one of Asia’s finest Buddhist shrines. Gaze at a stone Buddha statue looking serenely at the East Sea before continuing to Bulguksa meaning ‘Temple of the Buddha Land.’ Built during the 8th century on the slope of Mt Toham this World Heritage site is considered one of Korea’s most renowned Buddhist temples. Discover important Silla relics
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Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including Silla Culture Experience Center
"Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Busan hotel in Gyeongju or from Haeundae Subway Station. Learn about Gyeongju a coastal city rich with culture and history.Itinerary as follows:1. Gyeongju World Culture Expo ParkGyeongju World Culture Expo is a valuable cultural exposition which has attracted over 16.2 million visitors so far through eight run agricultural experience facility and Bird Park. In particular the greenhouses in the botanical garden are built with the design of traditional building from the Silla period but are made entirely of glass providing this garden with a unique atmosphere.4. Cheomseongdae ObservatoryCheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves
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Ready to Get Lost?

Try going to Namsan and enjoy its beauty. But please be warned that you could easily get lost...I did go on my own and got lost several times ;0). Most locals do not know how to speak English so it...
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Mt. Namsan

Mt. Namsan comprises Mt. Geumo ( 468m high ), Mt.Gowi ( 494m high ), including over 40 mountain valleys. located to the south of Seorabeol, the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom. Namsan is often...
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Silla Arts and Science Museum

This little museum is a great place to get a close, detailed look at some of the great monuments around Gyongju. The museum is located in the Folkcraft Village near Bulguksa Temple.Inside the museum,...
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Bomun Lake

Outside of the city, there is a nice resort area around Bomun Lake. There are several nice hotels, although most were out of our price range. Even so, you can go and walk around the lake on a really...
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Go for a hike

Between Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, there is a very well-marked mountain trail. The trail is just over 3 km in length and is quite a nice hike. The trail is clear, and there is a bathroom...
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Noseo-dong Tombs Pt 1.

These are amongst the largest tumuli to be found. The Bonghwadea is some 22 m high and 250 m at it's circumference. These tombs date from the 4th and 5th centuries AD about the middle period of the...
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Story behind the Emille Bell

Legend has it that a seer predicted that the perfect bell could be made if a child who was pure and free from this corrupt world was thrown into the molten metal in the furnace before casting. The...
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Daereungwon (Tomb Park)

In observing Gyeongju from a distance, probably the most distinctive feature is the huge tombs that seem to pop up from between the houses. The tombs of those who lived over 1,000 years ago and...
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Noseo-dong Tombs Pt 2.

It is recommended not to climb these tumuli, however there is a well worn path leading to a dramaticly standing tree on the north eastern side of the Bonghwadae.
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370 Shinpyung-dong, Kyongju, 780-290, South Korea
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477-2 Shinpyeong-Dong, Kyongju, 780-290, South Korea
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410-2 Shinpyeong-dong, Kyongju, 780-290, South Korea
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111-1, Ma-dong, Kyongju, 780410, South Korea
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410 Shinpyung-dong, Kyongju, 780-290, South Korea
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170-1 Noseo-dong, Gyeongju-si, Kyongju, South Korea
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Top Things to Do in Kyongju

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Bulguksa Temple

Visit the Bulguksa Temple, originally built in the 6. and 7. century and destroyed by the Japanese in 1593, then slowly rebuild. Go there with bus # 10 and 11, 1200 or 1500 Won, a bit over 1 hour...
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Geongju National Museum

A really good museum, mostly about the Silla period, free entry. Opening times: Regular Hours (Tuesday-Friday) - 09:00 - 18:00 Saturdays (March through December): 09:00 - 21:00 Saturdays...
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"An Ancient City Blossoms"
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"The Ancient Capital of the Silla Kingdom"
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"Gyeongju"
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"Gyeongju"
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"Home of the Silla Dynasty"
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