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Private tour, 1Day Gyeongju city tour by KTX from Seoul-World Heritage Site

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Stop At: Cheonmachong Tomb, 89-2, Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea

It has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Shilla period. The tombs are presumed to be those of kings and court officials. Most of them are earthen and mound-shaped. Some double gourd-shaped ones are for the joint burial of a husband and wife. As those excavated were all found to be stone-pilled wood-lined chamber type, most of the tombs here are presumed to be of the same type. During the excavations of chenmachong and Hwangnamchong , numerous artifacts (including a gold crown, gold girdles, gold and silver personal ornaments, horse fittings, and weapons) were uncovered.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gyeongju National Museum, 186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38171 South Korea

Arguably the best history museum in Korea, the Gyeongju National Museum is where you can appreciate the significance of this ancient city in one fell swoop. The main archaeological hall has dazzling displays of jewellery, weaponry and other ceremonial items from the Shilla dynasty, including a 5th-century gold crown.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cheomseongdae Observatory, Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea

Cheomseongdae means "Star Gazing Tower." Built during the reign of Queen Seonduk (27th ruler of the Shilla dynasty) in 634, it is the oldest existing observatory in the Far East. It has 27 levels of stones in a round shape with four sets of parallel bars to make a square-shaped structure on its top. The 12 rectangular base stones are positioned in a square, three on each side, representing the four seasons and twelve months of each year. For over two thousand years, astronomers studied the movements of stars and planets and charted them. Court astrologers reported and interpreted their findings to the King who would then act according to their predictions.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Anapji Pond, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38163 South Korea

The Anapji Pond was built in 674 after the unification of the Korean Peninsula. Small mountains were created inside the palace walls,

beautiful trees and flowers, as well as rare birds and animals, were brought from all over to the islands and hills surrounding the pond. Also, a number of pavilions were constructed around it and used for state festivals and banquets and as a prince’s palace.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea

The nearby Bulguksa Temple is the most famous Buddhist temple in Korea and the home to a number of important relics from the Silla period, including most obviously the two stone pagodas Dabotap and Soekgatap. It also dates from the 8th century but has been rebuilt on a number of occasions.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seokguram, 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400 South Korea

Seokguram Grotto is a hermitage that is part of the Bulguksa temple complex. The grotto overlooks the East Sea and rests 750 meters above sea level. It holds some of the best Buddhist sculptures in the world, including the main Buddha. Construction lasted from 742 to 774.

Inside the round-shaped main hall are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-sattva, and his disciples. The Bonjon figure wearing a generous smile is seated on the stage engraved with a lotus flower design. As the sunrise from this spot is quite beautiful, many people climb the mountain at daybreak.

Duration: 1 hour
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from your hotel in central Seoul area.

Please let us know your accommodation address so that we can pick you up at your place.

Minimum of 2 tourists required per day.

The itinerary is subject to change depending on local traffic conditions
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
9h
Inclusions
  • All admission fees to tourists sites
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Roundtrip transfer service with private vehicle
  • KTX round trip fare (Economic class)
  • Hotel Pick-up
  • Entry/Admission - Cheonmachong Tomb
  • Entry/Admission - Anapji Pond
  • Entry/Admission - Bulguksa Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Seokguram
Exclusions
  • Every meals
  • Hotel drop off service
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 10 August 2019

Overall, this tour is definitely worth it to give anyone an overview understanding of Korean history starting from the Silla. For those who have more time, I would propose at least a 2 day visit but for us, we only had 1 day so this...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank KhangS8
Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

I would highly recommend Tagy travel for anyone looking for a customized tour in South Korea. Tagy travel is a very reliable tour agency. After searching for many tour, I decided to contact Tagy and emailed back and forth with Ms. Kyeung Ae of Tagy...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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