"An Ancient City Blossoms" Top 5 Page for this destination Kyongju by bpacker

Kyongju Travel Guide: 194 reviews and 529 photos

Gyeongju, Glorious Ancient City

The living museum without walls blossoms under the seductive spell of Spring. There really isn't a lovelier time to visit Gyeongju. Everywhere you go, you'll see fresh reminders of life co-existing with the glorious ancient past.

...And sprigs after springs of pale pink cherry blossoms .

This is afterall the site of one of the oldest city in Asia . Miss this UNESCO recognised site and you've missed the best part of Korea.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historial sites are clearly mapped out in walking/cycling routes
  • Cons:Annoying charge for each and every place of interest
  • In a nutshell:A living musuem without walls
  • Last visit to Kyongju: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    great tips

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2007 at 3:31 AM

    Again a superb page - I like the flower pics and the horse driven carriage ! Greetz from Belgium

  • akikonomu's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2007 at 9:40 AM

    Hilarious - I had the same reaction with the Observation Tower even though I knew its historical importance. Also craning my neck, hoping it'll grow taller than the fence.

  • Oct 15, 2006 at 10:26 AM

    lovely page! Nikos

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2006 at 11:39 PM

    I read your tips both before and after my trip to Gyeongju last weekend, and found them very helpful.

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2005 at 11:59 PM

    I remember all the wonderfull flowers, when I visited Kyongju. So beautiful!

  • Ines28's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2004 at 11:47 AM

    What a lovely page, Glenda, and fantastic travelogues! I found the "Emille-story" quite touching! Thanks! :-)

  • kenyneo's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2004 at 1:15 AM

    Excellent work Glenda , very informative and beautifully written, as I said you deserve the trip. I always have the fear as my frens warn me that u will see stadium, amusement park and mall ..guess its where you go In Korea ! TQ

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2004 at 4:10 AM

    UR right, I guess Spring time is the time to visit here... (cherry blossoms are a-booming and the natives aren't as grumpy...) Nice page, Glenda... (I stayed at that same hotel (Kolon) in Kyongju about 11 years ago...)


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