Walking Around Gyeongju

Walking Around Gyeongju, Gyeongju, South Korea (B)

As soon as I had dumped my bags in Chacharang Guesthouse, I went out to explore the historic sites of Gyeongju City. Right next door was the northern portion of the Royal Tombs Park and that's where I started. This is the Noseo-dong area of the park where six tombs in different sizes are found. Five are shaped like hills, and one is shaped like a half moon. Among the items excavated from the half moon shaped tomb was a small gold crown. Thus, believed to be the tomb of a young member of the royal family.

South of the Noseo-dong Tombs Park is the Daerungwon Tombs Park. This area has four large tombs. The largest tomb in this area is the Hwangnamdaechong Tomb, which contains two tombs, believed to enshrine a royal couple. About 11,500 items were discovered in a tomb called Cheonmachong Tomb. Cheonmachong Tomb can be entered with an admission fee of 2000 won. But, as luck would have it, it was under restoration work at the time of my visit. Another tomb in Daerungwon is the tomb of King Michu, the 13th king ruler of the Silla Kingdom. Every year there is a commemoration held by his descendants. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Walking Around Gyeongju
Guide Location: South Korea » Gyeongju
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Mustachio Ventures
Read it on Author's Website: http://mustachioventures.blogspot.com/2018/06/gyeongju-historic-areas-gyochon-woljeonggyo.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Chacharang Guesthouse
  • Royal Tombs Park
  • Daerungwon Tombs Park
  • Cheonmachong Tomb
  • Cheomseongdae
  • Gyerim Forest
  • Donggung Palace
  • Gyochon Traditional Village
  • Gyori Gimbap
  • Woljeonggyo Bridge
  • Bulguksa Temple
  • Seokguram Grotto
  • Gyeongju Yangdong Historic Village