Gyeongju is a city on the east coast of Korea with a significant connection to Korean history and culture. It was once the capital of the Shilla Kingdom, and is full of architecture dating back to the Joseon dynasty. The Gyeongju National Museum holds more than 16,000 artifacts, and the city itself houses 31 National Treasures. There are also many royal tombs, from which priceless artifacts like gold crowns, have been excavated.
WHERE TO EAT
There are great restaurants galore in this city.
WHAT TO SEE
Here’s a handy guide to sights in Gyeongju.
WHERE TO STAY
Traditional temple stay or luxe hotel set-up, take your pick.