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Kyongju attracts only a small number of travelers, who mostly stop for a short visit to see the Bulguksa. Travelers visiting the area might want to check out some more popular nearby destinations. If you do travel to Kyongju, please add your favorite spots in this Kyongju travel guide.
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Kyeongju (경주) is called by some a museum without walls, and so it is indeed! Extremely beautiful city with a whole lot of places to visit! One of the Kyeongju's main attractions are Pulguksa Temple (불국사), a place not to omit when touring in Kyeongju, one of the world's finest shrines and stone temples - Seokkuram Grotto (석굴암 석굴) and the Tumuli Park Belt which contains 23 royal tombs.
Probably the best way to sightsee in Kyeongju is a city tour, which is much cheaper than sighseeing on your own, and it saves you time as well (12000won/person [2007]).  The Kyeongju city tour's company name is 'Cheonma Tour' and I was very pleased with them. Their office is located right in front of Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal, tel.  054-743-6001.
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Capital of the Shilla dynasty - worth a trip from Seoul on the KTX - the Korean speed train (extremely efficient, reserved seating, incredibly clean and always on time) and then short ride on a local train - go early morning, spend the day and return late evening or stay one night (Hyundai-Hotel was OK) - half-day tours offered - tourist guide did not speak a lot of English, but showed a DVD in the bus of all destinations which was in Korean and English. Best part of the trip - the local market next to the railway-station - great snacks for the way back
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I went to Gyeongju for the Cherry Blossom Festival last weekend.  The weather was perfect and the scenery was beautiful.  We went to Bomunho Lake.  I recommend going any time of the year.  The is also a brand new amusement park located there.  We ate a restaurant (Korean Bar-B-Que) that was amazing, however I do not know the name of it.  It was right off the lake.
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