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Gyeongju National Park

Nodong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-020, South Korea
+82 54-741-7612
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Highly recommended.

Interesting hike, with the theme open-air museum. Literally the place contains tombs, temple sites... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
dkrock51
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A hike in an open-air museum

As promoted by the regional tourism board, hiking in these mountains was indeed a wonderful one... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
TOsunnyfirst
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Quebec City, Canada
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Nodong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-020, South Korea
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Interesting hike, with the theme open-air museum. Literally the place contains tombs, temple sites and stone statues and carvings from the Silla era. What makes it even more interesting is that there is a free-english speaking guided tours on Sundays (not running during the winter...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

As promoted by the regional tourism board, hiking in these mountains was indeed a wonderful one with the opportunity to see the carved Buddha sculptures, temples and old pagodas in their natural settings. We really enjoyed it and strongly recommend this to others. On top...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you don't have much time in Gyeongju, this is the one place you need to go. Skip Bulguksa temple/Seokguram Grotto. Not a tough hike to the peak, good for beginners. It's a very enjoyable & zen hike, besides the beautiful nature, there are many...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I did a nice hiking tour starting from Samneung (there are buses from the Gyeongju Intercity terminal to Samneung). On the way to the peak there are lots of very old buddha statues carved in the rocks and a lovely little temple. The way down...More

Thank Rieke86
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Its an open concept museum with different sculptures. There was also a small little secret pathway to look at a Buddha carved on the rocks within the mountains. The entire mountain required roughly about 3-4 hours of climb depending on the speed of the climb....More

Thank Emilyemilysin
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a beautiful forested national park. It contains UNESCO sites as well as many trails and abudant flora and fauna.

Thank fiamma11
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

The free map available from the tourist information office in Gyeongju includes a map of the Namsan region to give an overview, and the area is well signed (see photo). We took bus 500 to Samneug and set off from there. Not only is the...More

Thank HappyFamily0f3
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We caught the bus out to Mount Namsan for the day & hiked up to the summit. Along the way there are plenty of tombs, ruins, relics and statues to admire - definitely an open museum, so much history. The wriggly red pine trees, the...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is a beautiful park in Gyeongju area of South Korea. Lots of interesting plants and wonderful views.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

We started this trek with the expectation for it to be a moderate day hike. Yikes did it get steep! The koreans are so fit they were zooming past us. At least 2 thirds is uphill (steps or trail). Definitely bring plenty of water and...More

2  Thank Hoang H
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Response from Graham H | Reviewed this property |
If travelling from Seoul then you really need to take the KTX train south to Ulsan station from there take a taxi. I do not know of any local accomodation as I stay in Ulsan, Bangeo Dong. Best check the internet for hotels... More
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