Long time ago, Gyeongju was a capital city during Silla Dynasty so it has lots of precious cultural heritage. Silla Dynasty has thousands of history from the beginning to the end. Therefore as Gyeongju was the capital city during that time, it has lots of cultural heritage as much as we can call the city as cultural asset. We will introduce few place that you must go and visit.
1. Cheomseongdae- Cheomseongdae is the oldest astronomical observatory in East Asia. It is a 31st national treasure in Korea. Cheomseongdae’s beauty of curve is not fancy but it shows beauty of Korea.
2. Gyeongju national museum- Gyeongju national museum has 78,680 pieces of relics, 2,383 exhibition relics, 13 national treasures and 29 treasures.
3. Daereungwon- It is a tomb from silla dynasty The mound has a height of 12.7 m with a diameter of 50 m, and consists of a layer of rocks collected from streams. A total of 11,526 artifacts were discovered within the tomb, including Cheonmado, an artwork considered to be highly valuable as it is Korea's first artwork to be excavated from an ancient tomb.
4. Bulguksa- Bulguksa is precious and valuable as much as it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Inside of Bulguksa, there are lots of national heritage such as Dabotap and Seokgatap stone pagodas, Cheongun-gyo (Blue Cloud Bridge), and two gilt-bronze statues of Buddha.
There are cultural heritage everywhere in Gyeonju so one day might not be enough to look around. There are lots of places to visit and famous restaurant so I would like to recommend traveling few days to Gyeongju. Seoul in Korea is really good to travel but I also want to recommend Gyeonju for you to feel and experience the history of Korea!