Gyeongju National Park – Hwarang District


Gyeongju National Park is South Korea's sole historical national park and is divided into several sections in and around the city of Gyeongju. This section of the park is to the west of Gyeongju city centre.

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Nearby Gyeongju attractions

1. Tomb of General Kim Yusin

0.87 MILES

A royal tomb with 12 statues carved with the likeness of the signs of the Chinese zodiac watching over the resting place.

2. Seobongchong

1.88 MILES

At Noseo-dong Tombs, the tomb of Seobongchong was erected between the 4th and 5th centuries. Excavation of the mound yielded a gold crown of Silla origin…

3. Geumgwanchong

1.92 MILES

At Noseo-dong Tombs, Geumgwanchong was built between the 4th and 5th centuries.

5. Noseo-dong Tombs

1.97 MILES

Near the main shopping area is the Noseo-dong district, where you'll find Silla tombs. Seobongchong and Geumgwanchong are adjacent tombs built between the…

6. Bonghwangdae


Sprouting huge trees of vast girth, this is the largest extant Silla tomb – 22m high, with a 250m circumference. It's quite a picture at any time put…

7. Beopjang-sa

2.02 MILES

This small one-hall Buddhist temple opposite the north gate to Tumuli-gongwon is worth a look-in, especially for the vividly-painted guardians painted on…

8. Tumuli-gongwon

2.11 MILES

The huge, walled park has 23 tombs of Silla monarchs and family members. From the outside, they resemble substantial grassy hillocks that echo the…