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Royal Tomb of King Taejong Muyeol

842 Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Would Not Want to Miss

I visited Gyeongju to experience the royal tombs that the city is known for and this one was most... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Vienna, Virginia
Truly Marvelous.

OK we were lucky as we had a guide who works there show us around and explain things to us but even... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Paul H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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842 Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I visited Gyeongju to experience the royal tombs that the city is known for and this one was most educational. The tombs are throughout the city; however, this one has been partially excavated so you can enter. Inside they have showcases of items found within...More

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 31 May 2017

OK we were lucky as we had a guide who works there show us around and explain things to us but even without it's marvelous. It stands in a park full of beautiful trees and you hear the sounds of traditional Korean music.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A very interesting archeological site showing how the Silla rulers were buried and the high quality of their gold work, similar in quality to things that I saw in Xian, China. From the 700's time period.

Thank SaveyFLTraveler
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Do not skip the tombs and also the museum with their findings. Very nice old pieces that is a must visit

1  Thank RickSchleifer
Reviewed 20 October 2016

It is quick stop to cover the tomb and the capstone carved with dragons is supported by tortoise. The grass covered mound is typical for the era of King Muyeol and there are a bunch of these spread in the vicinity of this attraction.

1  Thank sash0131
Reviewed 8 October 2016

There is an almost infinite array of tombs around Gyeongju, but what I liked most about this one was the peace. It's quite scenic - as you arrive, the view across the road from the tiny parking area is quite beautiful. Lots of trees and...More

1  Thank HJM1988
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Excuse my ignorance, but when I saw all these "hills" in a gorgeous park, I thought what fun kids would have rolling down them! These "hills" are royal tombs, and NOT to be climbed or walked upon! The building of these tombs was quite incredible,...More

Thank Kid_U_Not58
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I was overall impressed with the hard working society of south korea and how are they able to make good trade off between local culture and western influence. This different way of Bury people and I heard there was gold also buried there.

Thank Kuldeep_T11
Reviewed 14 January 2016

All around you will see royal tombs. Big looks like small hill that I didn't realized they're the tombs we are going to see! Inside the Royal Tomb, the view is beautiful as it has a lot of trees with pond and grass all around.

Thank cclombok
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We visited a lot of royal tombs during our trip. The guides said Koreans of that era belived in mountain spirits which might explain why the burial mounds were so high and resembled mountains. We saw an excavation at another location which indicated a small...More

Thank DownVegasTown
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