Gyeongju Historic Area
Gyeongju Historic Area
4.5

Top ways to experience Gyeongju Historic Area and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles152 reviews
Excellent
82
Very good
50
Average
17
Poor
2
Terrible
1

macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This city served as the capital of the Silla Kingdom for a thousand years and many significant buildings were of course in this area. As I understand it, much of the buildings were lost after the destruction of the kingdom and most of what we see are reconstructions. The site is huge, but walkable. The main things that have been rebuilt include Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond, Cheomseongdae Observatory and Woljeonggyo Bridge. The fortresses that were part of the complex is still being unearthed, especially in the southern part of the site and I would love to come back to see more.
Written 10 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia14,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
It was a delight to be able to freely explore the Gyeongju Historic Site and take time out for a picnic lunch. There were many interesting sites to view like the remnants of an ancient fortress and palace, Seokbinggo (Stone Ice storage chamber), Wolseong Moat, see a woodpecker in the Gyerim Forest and an old water well. But the main attraction was to get close up to Cheomseongdae (7th century stone Astronomical obersatory).
Written 23 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Vicki B
Gold Coast, Australia63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We are so pleased we chose to come to their area rather than another big town. Gorgeous old houses, wonderful historic sites, good food. We just loved it!. Make the effort to come.
Written 29 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alun_in_London
London, UK20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Just walking around this bizarre town is rewarding enough. The grassy domes are a little monotonous but their historic reasons for being there make up for it.
Written 6 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jenliloo62
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Very beautiful place and it was the Silla dynasty burial ground so scenic and peaceful . The autumn Foliage was so mesmerising especially where the Gingko trees were lined up like a arcade
The colourful autumn leaves of yellow bronze red brown really warm one a heart . Nature ‘s a beauty was amazing
Written 26 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Stephen C
Birmingham, UK75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is why people go to Gyeongju. It’s rather incredible that these tumuli have survived in such numbers. I’ve never seen a small town like this, with massive monuments scattered around. The museum is excellent.
Written 6 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lynda Buffalo
Buffalo, NY33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We spent half a day in this area with a guide from Viator. It was well worth the cost. CK was knowledgeable, he led us to the best vantage points, we did not waste time waiting in line, and because of his expertise, we were able to enjoy the experience without getting overly tired. It was a holiday weekend, and there were crowds! But we were able to get the most out of our time.
Written 31 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

NC0114
Sheffield, UK80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The cultural capital of Korea, this place didn't disappoint: a romantic place to stroll around in the tastefully-lit surroundings too.
Written 29 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Itravel0ne
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia2,395 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
The site is restored for a glimpse of the historical Shilla period. It’s a big compound with 3 buildings near the pond restored. Not much time see but it’s a good stroll.
Written 1 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

champkis
Dublin, Ireland1,692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Really enjoyed visiting Gyeongju. I had read it is often referred to as an 'open air museum' and this really sums it up quite well. There is lots to see and it's lovely to wander around the see it all- the Tombs park, the gyo chon Hanok village, the Wolji pond, the museum, the wol heron gyo bridge. All of these sites are within walking distance of each other and are scattered around beautiful parks basically in the town of gyeongju itself. You have other sites then which require a bus like Belgkusa temple (a 35min ish bus- number 10 or 11), Seokguram grotto (located beside Belgkusa, get a bus 20 mins up a hill to it, number 12 bus) and other sites which I didn't personally visit like yandong village (and there are more!). There is a tourist info place near enough to the intercity bus terminal. We really loved Gyeongju, it's a beautiful place! A UNESCO site.
Written 26 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 78
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Gyeongju Historic Area - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

All Gyeongju HotelsGyeongju Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Gyeongju
All things to do in Gyeongju
Amusement Parks in GyeongjuZoos & Aquariums in Gyeongju
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire