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Gyeongju South Korea, Gyeongsangbuk-Do

Top reasons to visit:

  • History (140)
  • Monuments (102)
  • Temples (73)
  • Culture (68)
  • Sightseeing (64)
  • Museums (52)
  • Nature (34)
  • Hiking (33)
  • Scenery (30)
  • Food (26)

Gyeongju was highly rated for monuments by 8 guests from the United States!

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Describe the spiritual atmosphere at the temples in Gyeongju.

Chaitanya, India

21 days ago Report

The spiritual experience is superb. The traditional early morning prayers, the drum beating & the bell chimes are music to ears. The silence and the serene Buddhas amidst the preserved flora & fauna create a enchanting experience for the meditator.
  • Hiking 33 endorsements

What's your best piece of advice for a first-time hiker in Gyeongju?

Bob, Netherlands

30 days ago Report

Go hiking up from Bulguksa temple to Seokguram grotto. Another great option is to go up Namsam.
  • Sightseeing 64 endorsements

How can you enjoy the sights in Gyeongju while avoiding the crowds?

Crystal, Singapore

17 days ago Report

There is a city tour that brings you around however it is in korean but makes it easy and convenient to go to places of attractions since some of them are not walking distances. The staff are however very friendly and helpful.Since it is the only city tour, it can get booked out on weekends and holidays
  • Nature 34 endorsements

Describe the nature in Gyeongju.

Bob, Netherlands

30 days ago Report

There are loads of options to hiking in Gyeongju and you get some great cultural sites in them to boot. Also, the paths are good, even busy but still clean (i.e. no garbage!).
  • History 140 endorsements

What is it in Gyeongju that makes history come to life?

Lisa, Israel

14 days ago Report

The city has done an excellant job of restoring and explaining the history of the Silla kingdom, the kingdom which eventually united all of Korea in the 8th century. Tombs, temples, museums, shrines, scenary. It has a bit of everything. Plan about 2 full days if you want to see it all.
  • Photography 4 endorsements

Which spot is best for taking photos in Gyeongju?

Diana, Australia

12 days ago Report

Anapji Pond
  • Ancient Landmarks 22 endorsements

Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Gyeongju.

Diana, Australia

12 days ago Report

Anapji Pond, all the tomb mounds, Bulguksa Temple

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