KOREA
SEOUL
Korean Folk Village
Suwon and
  Hwaseong Fortress
Ganghwado Island
Panmunjeom
DMZ & 3rd Tunnel
GYEONGJU
BUSAN
MT. SEORAKSAN
JEJUDO ISLAND
DAEJEON / YUSEONG
ASAN
CHEONAN Area
GONGJU
BUYEO
CHUNGJU /CHUNGJUHO LAKE
DANYANG
ANDONG
HAHOE VILLAGE
HAEINSA TEMPLE
TONGYEONG
HALLYEOSUDO MARINE PARK
YEOSU
MT. SONGNISAN and
  BEOPJUSA TEMPLE
GWANGJU
 
 
 
 
The richest repository of ancient history and arts in Korea, the city of Gyeongju is now only a provincial town, but was once the splendid capital of the Silla Dynasty (B.C. 57-A.D. 935). Gyeongju is filled with remains of ancient Silla temples, royal tombs, monuments, one of the earliest astronomical observatories in Asia (Cheomseongdae, built in 647 A.D.), and the crumbling remains of palaces and fortresses. There is a branch of the National Museum in town where thousands of items are exhibited. The two supreme treasures of Gyeongju are the Bulguksa Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in Korea, and the nearby

mountaintop stone grotto, Seokguram, known throughout the world for its stone statues and carved friezes, considered pinnacles of Buddhist art. Gyeongju is a most fascinating place to visit.Originally called Seorabeol, the city contains so many Silla relics that it truly deserves its name "Museum Without Walls". Gyeongju was designated by UNESCO as one of the world's ten most historically significant sites, and the Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1995.