Gyeongju Tours

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If you’re interested in exploring the dynamic and long reaching history of Korea, there’s no better place to start than the coastal region of Gyeongju, also one of Korea’s ancient capital cities. It’s known as “the museum without walls” because it’s one of the most culturally rich sites in the entire country, a historical hotspot packed with ancient tombs, temples, pagodas and palaces.

Around the time of Jesus, this city became the heart of the Shilla dynasty, which reigned here for 1,000 years as a cultural center of the Far East. The Cheomseongdae Observatory is the oldest existing observatory in the region, built by Queen Seonduk in 634, and the National Museum of Gyeongju is the best place to see artifacts recovered from myriad sites around the city, including the golden crown of Geumgwanchong and King Michu's golden sword. And as you explore Gyeongju, you may notice grassy hills, which are ancient burial mounds, such as that of King Wonseong, whose tomb is surrounded by carved stone artifacts.

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Gyeongju sits in the southeast corner of the Korean Peninsula, about 170 miles from Seoul. The best way to get here from the capital is by train, which takes about two hours. Once in Gyeongju, rent a bicycle to leisurely explore the vast collection of historical sites.
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Address: Gyeongju, Seoul, South Korea
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3-Day Tour from Seoul: Gyeongju and Busan

See two UNESCO World Heritage sites — Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple — during this 3-day tour of Gyeongju and Busan. Travel from Seoul to this scenic coastal region along the East Sea, and get an in-depth look at Korean history, culture and religion with a knowledgeable guide. See the bustling port, fish market, temples and beaches of Busan and discover the Silla Dynasty of Gyeongju, Korea’s ancient capital. Enjoy 3-star accommodation and transport by private vehicle.
  • Duration: 3 days
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US$490.00
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  • Duration: 3 days
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2-Day Gyeongju Rail Tour from Seoul

Escape the crowded streets of Seoul and take an overnight adventure to Gyeongju.  After collecting your included tickets, take the KTX bullet-train to SinGyeongju Station where you’ll meet your guide.  Experience a private tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site before spending the night at your prearranged accommodation. Explore the area on your own the following day, then relax on a scenic train ride back to Seoul.
  • Duration: 2 days
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US$462.00
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Korail Day Trip to Gyeongju's Unesco World Heritage Sites from Seoul

Trade the hustle and bustle of Seoul for a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Gyeongju. Skip the lines at Seoul Station and board the KTX bullet train with your prepaid ticket. The two-hour ride is a sightseeing experience by itself. After comfortable transport collects you from Gyeongju Station, you’ll explore a Buddhist temple, ancient tombs, and more with a private guide, before returning to Seoul.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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US$343.64
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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3-Day KORAIL Tour of Busan and Gyeongju from Seoul

Follow your private guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Gyeongju and explore a long list of attractions in Busan. All transportation, including KTX train tickets, and entry fees are included, so there’s no need to fuss over separate online bookings or ticket lines.  Two nights of accommodation and breakfasts are also part of the package.   This immersive experience also includes free time to explore on your own.
  • Duration: 3 days
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2-Day Bus Tour to Gyeongsangbuk-do from Seoul

Rich cultural history, living traditions, and stunning natural scenery all contribute to the popularity of Gyeongsangbuk-do. Visit one of Korea's most distinctive cultural regions and see why it holds a spot on many travelers' must-see list on this 2-day tour from Seoul, which includes round-trip transportation from the capital city, one night of accommodation, and breakfast on the second day of the trip.
  • Duration: 2 days
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US$195.00
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