Gyeongju is a coastal city in the province of North Gyeongsang in South Korea. It’s often referred to as the ‘Museum without Walls’ due to the presence of many cultural and archaeological sites. You’ll find a number of temples and folk villages that have been listed as UNESCO Word Heritage Sites.

While Gyeongju isn’t as developed as Seoul, tourism is a thriving industry. As a result, there are a number of resorts and theme parks that attract people who want can relax and rejuvenate. Planning in advance is a must so that you can fully experience all the charms of Gyeongju and make the most out of your trip.

What to see & do in Gyeongju

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There are so many things to do in Gyeongju that it requires a bit of planning if you want to see them all. Known as the ‘Museum without Walls’, Gyeongju was where Silla rulers resided for over 1,000 years. This city is where you can have a glimpse of the ancient Silla kingdom, as you can visit buildings and archaeological sites dating back to that period.  Gyeongju is also popular for...

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Where & what to eat in Gyeongju

Food and dining in Gyeongju showcase a foodie destination packed with unique dishes and flavours, highlighted by mouthwatering South Asian influences. The city is famous for its minmul maeuntang, or freshwater fish stew. That's just one of the many dishes that offer a diverse range of tastes to suit almost any traveller. Start your trip by heading for the 50-year-old Hangover Soup Street in the Palujeong Pavilion. Hangover soup is...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Gyeongju

  • 6 Best Places to Go Shopping in Gyeongju

    Shopping in Gyeongju is rather laidback compared to major cities in South Korea. The town may not have trendy malls and huge shopping districts, but there are still many places to shop for a variety of things, such as local crafts, art pieces, teas, antiques, and textiles. Make sure you plan your shopping trips in advance by researching about what to buy...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Gyeongju

  • 5 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Gyeongju

    Picture an ancient city of tradition bathed in light at night. Gyeongju is a place where you can enjoy unique night-time views of the artistry of Korean ancestors under modern lighting. Well-known historical spots like Donggung, Wolji, Woljeonggyo and Cheomseongdae are certainly beautiful during the day, but they really must be seen at night. In contrast, modern places such as...

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    Our Gyeongju information guide consists of useful tips when travelling to this South Korean city. Known as a ‘museum without walls’, Gyeongju served as the residence of the Silla rulers for more than 1,000 years. The city still has a number of remains and archaeological sites dating back to that period – it’s also the place to visit if you...

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