Full day Gyeongju Tour - Private: The Gyeongju Historic Areas contain a remarkable concentration of outstanding examples of Korean Buddhist art, in the form of sculptures, reliefs, pagodas, and the remains of temples and palaces from the flowering culture of Silla dynasty, in particular between the 7th and 10th century. The Korean peninsula was ruled for almost 1,000 years (57 BCE – 935 CE) by the Silla dynasty, and the sites and monuments in and around Gyeongju bear outstanding testimony to its cultural achievements. These monuments are of exceptional significance in the development of Buddhist and secular architecture in Korea.
Bulguksa means "Temple of the Buddha Land". It is the most famous Buddhist temple in Korea and the home to a number of important relics from the Shilla Kingdom, including the two stone pagodas, Dabotap and Seokgatap.
Seokguram Grotto is a heritage which is a part of the Bulguksa temple, and the grotto overlooks the East Sea. Seokguram was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list together with the Bulguksa Temple, and it holds some of the best Buddhist Sculptures in the world.
Cheonmachong means "Heavenly Horse Tomb" and the name comes from a painting of a heavenly horse that was found during the tomb's excavation in 1973. This tomb was built for an unknown king of the Shilla Kingdom.
Cheomseongdae means "Star-Gazing Tower" in Korean and it is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia, and one of the oldest scientific installations in the world. It was constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok, and it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather.
Meeting/pick-up point: Selected hotels in Busan area.
Duration: 9 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.