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Gyeongju, Treasure Trove of World Heritages

Gyeongju, a city nestled in the southeastern part of the Korean Peninsula, was once the royal capital of the ancient Korean kingdom of Silla (57 BCE – 935 CE). Thanks to its long and splendid history, Gyeongju in Northern Gyeongsang Province has a large number of cultural heritages. Above all else, Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto are the most renowned cultural heritages in Gyeongju, and are regarded as the greatest masterpieces of Korean Buddhist art. They were the first Korean cultural heritages to be registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995. In 2000, five districts in Gyeongju were collectively designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name of the Gyeongju Historic Areas, attesting to the outstanding universal value of Gyeongju as a repository of cultural heritages. Historic relics and vestiges of the Silla Kingdom are scattered around the entire city, making Gyeongju the best place to take a closer look at the ancient culture of Korea

  • Anapji Pond
  • Bulguksa Temple
  • Namsan Mountain of Gyeongju


  • - Longitude 35.8° N
  • - Latitude 129.2° E
  • - Timezone GMT +9
  • - Venue capacity
    Up to 1,700 Participants
  • - Accommodation capacity
    4,205 rooms
  • - International Airport
    Incheon Int'l Airport


  • Population

    271 Thousands

  • Area


  • Getting there

    By train : 2 hours by KTX(Korea Express Train) from Seoul.
    By air : From Ulsan Airport, 40 mins from the airport to Ulsan Bus Terminal and 1 hour to Gyeongju Bus Terminal.
    : from Gimhae Airport : from the airport to Gimhae bus terminal (about 40 mins) and takes 3 hours to Gyeongju Bus Terminal
    By car : 5 hours from Seoul by car.

  • Local Food

    - Hwang-nam bread : Breads made with red beans. Its story goes back to 1939 in Hwang-nam area(where its name came from). Designated as a Prestigious brand of Gyeongsang Province in 1994. - Lotus Rice : Wrapped rice with lotus leaves, and steamed in a pot.

  • Remarks

    - The entire area of the city is designated as 'Museum Without Walls' by UNESCO.- Teddy Bear Museum featuring the city of Gyeongju 170 million years ago, the age of dinosaurs. And also the Shilla Period, the dynasty lasted for a thousand years in Gyeongju


This table shows annual temperature of GYEONGJU as Centigrade and Fahrenheit
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Centigrade (℃) 2.0 3.9 7.9 13.5 17.9 21.4 25.0 25.9 21.5 16.2 9.9 4.3
Fahrenheit (℉) 35.6 39.0 46.22 56.3 64.2 70.5 77 78.6 70.7 61.1 49.8 39.7

※ For weather information : http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/index.jsp


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