Gyeongju, the capital of the Silla Kingdom

Gyeongju, the capital of the Silla Kingdom, an hour’s drive from Busan

Gyeongju is a historic city in southeastern South Korea with a population of 250,000. Once the capital of the Silla Dynasty, which first unified the Korean Peninsula in the 7th century and enjoyed glory, Gyeongju still has historical buildings from the Silla Dynasty lining its streets and is often compared to Kyoto and Nara in Japan. There are many historic sites in the city that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Korean school trips and history buff tourists visit Gyeongju every day.

In fact, if you dig a little in the soil near Daereungwon (Tomb Park), you will find ancient ruins, so it is a place where modern and ancient people are actively meeting. Let me introduce the “Silla Millennium Road” race with such deep meaning.

Gyeongju Historic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

It is a comprehensive historic district that preserves the long history of the Silla Dynasty and refers to five areas registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are Wolseong District, Daereungwon District, and Hwangnyongsaji District located in Gyeongju City, and Namsan District and Sansan District located in Bomun Tourist Complex next to Gyeongbu Expressway. There are a total of 52 designated cultural properties within the Gyeongju Historic Area.

Population 249,845 (Nov. 2022)

Area (㎢) 1324.05

UNESCO World Heritage
Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram (1995), Gyeongju Namsan, Gyeongju Wolseong, Daereungwon, Hwangnyongsa Temple, Sanseong (5 Gyeongju Historic Sites, 2000), Yangdong Folk Village (2010)

Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal, ShinGyeongju Station, Gyeongju Station

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