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Gyeongju

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Introduction

The capital of the Silla kingdom for almost 1,000 years, Gyeongju is home to more tombs, temples, rock carvings, pagodas, Buddhist statues and ruined palaces, castles and pleasure gardens than anywhere else in South Korea. No wonder it's referred to as ‘the museum without walls'.

Rounded grass hills scattered around the town mark the tombs of former Silla kings, while the proud pagodas and striking artwork at the Buddhist temple of Bulguksa make it a particular attraction.

So too is Seokguram Grotto, which contains a stone Buddha that dates from the 8th century. The grotto, Bulguksa and several other city sites have made UNESCO's acclaimed World Heritage list.

Top itineraries in Gyeongju

Essential South Korea

9-day tailor-made journey from £2,660 pp incl. flights

Contrast South Korea’s neon futurism with its ancient past on this independent tour, linking Seoul’s palaces, Busan’s water temples and Gyeongju’s ancient-capital heritage with private touring and transfers throughout.

Best of South Korea

14-day tailor-made independent tour from £4,995 pp incl. flights

This is the ultimate introduction to South Korea, moving between shrine-studded national parks and Jeju Island’s tropical paradise to Gyeongju’s ancient temples and the neon of Seoul and Busan. It’s all complemented by private touring and transfers throughout.

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