About Gyeongju, KOREA
Gyeongju was the capital city of Silla for 992 years.
The history of Gyeongju, once called Seorabeol, is also the history of the thousand-year-old Silla Kingdom.
Gyeongju embraces Buddhism, science, and vibrant ancient culture that blossomed by the artistry of the Silla people, and the great spirits of Hwarangdo that enabled the unification of the three kingdoms. Thus, Gyeongju is a UNESCO-designated city which should be preserved by the public.
The evergreen spirit of Silla has been alive here for nearly a thousand years.
With a thousand years of the evergreen spirit of Silla, Gyeongju is truly a museum without a roof.
Cheomseongdae is a symbolic cultural heritage and landmark of Gyeongju, which has been preserved since it was built during the reign of Queen Seondeok. It is at the center of the Gyeongju Historic Site’s Wolseong District (UNESCO World Heritage Site), which features historical sites in the downtown area. As you explore Cheomseongdae, you’ll be amazed at the level of sophistication in terms of architecture, science, and technology used to interlock the stones together.
As one of the essential travel destinations, Bulguksa requires no further introduction. It was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Korea (enlisted in 1995 along with Jongmyo, Tripitaka Koreana and Seokguram). The Temple contains a collection of Buddhist art, and features architectural techniques dating back to the Silla Dynasty. Within the vicinity of Bulguksa alone, there are seven national treasures and six regional treasures. Explore the Buddhist universe at Bulguksa Temple, and take your time enjoying its precious relics.
Bomun Tourist Complex is an all-in-one tourist resort built across 793 hectares stretching from Bukgun-dong, Sinpyeong-dong, and Cheongun-dong. Along the banks of the enormous manmade Bomun Lake, there are many luxury hotels, condominiums, leisure and recreational facilities, and tourist facilities with unique themes. Bomun Tourist Complex is also home to an amusement park, Gyeongju World. The number 10 bus stops at most of these attractions inside the Complex.
Gyeongju has four distinct seasons. Due to its continental climate, there are great temperature differences in the city. The inland area is a basin, causing higher temperatures during the summer as compared with the coastal areas of the city. The city’s annual average temperature is 12.5°C and precipitation is 1,157mm. Typhoons pass through the region three to four times every summer.