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Busan

metropolitan city of South Korea

67km

35.1333333129.05

Daegu

city in Yeongnam region, South Korea

68km

35.8667128.6

Ulleungdo

island

235km

37.5130.8667

Nagasaki

capital of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan

290km

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Sights

Cheomseongdae

The oldest existing observatory in the Far East, built during the reign of Queen Seonduk in 634.

1.4km

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Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond

The artificial Anapji pond was originally created by King Munmu in 674. The pavilions on its banks were destroyed by fire and fell into the pond in 935. Archeological finds from the pond can be seen in the National Museum today. The pond is covered from late July to early August with blooming lotus flowers. In the middle stands a pavilion, which can be reached via steps. This place is popular with wedding couples who want to be photographed in the middle of the flower spectacle.

1.8km

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Banwolseong

1.8km

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Bunhwangsa

Only a pagoda built during from the reign of Queen Seondeok in 634 remains in this temple. It is thus Korea's oldest pagoda and a special feature is that it was built with bricks. Originally it had nine levels, but today only three remain. There are also a few stone figures.

2.1km

35.84055556129.23361111

Gyeongju National Museum

A museum with four exhibition buildings, it contains treasures such as the golden crown of Geumgwanchong, the pottery piece Gimainmulhyeongtogi (a mounted soldier from the kingdom of Gaya), King Michu's golden sword.

2.3km

35.82898333129.22836111

Poseokjeong

3.7km

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Seokgatap

13km

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Dabotap

13km

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Bulguksa

A wonderful temple well outside the main city and possibly the most impressive temple in Korea. It is regarded as a masterpiece of Buddhist art, and was built in the 8th century during the Silla Kingdom period. In front of the main prayer hall, there stand two famous stone pagodas. Dabotap means the pagoda of many treasures. Standing on the right of the courtyard facing the main hall, it shows the artistic beauty of Silla culture. In comparison to the simple Seokgatap, it is highly decorative. It was so delicately carved that they say ‘Silla masons managed stones like clay.’ Seokgatap means the pagoda of Buddha. It stands on the left of the courtyard facing the main hall. This three story pagoda is admired for its simple and dignified design. It is considered Korea’s most typical stone pagoda. Note that Seokgatap is under repair with the expected date of completion to be in December 2014. A copy of the Seokgatap can be seen at the Gyeongju National Museum.

13km

35.79129.33222222

Golgulsa

cave in South Korea

21km

35.80305556129.40555556

Pohang

seaport city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea

23km

36.03222222129.365

Bongjeongsa

94km

36.653279128.661964

Hahoe Folk Village

human settlement

99km

36.53916667128.51666667

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Gyeongju

South Korea
Gyeongju is in North Gyeongsang province, South Korea. The capital of the Silla Kingdom for approximately the whole first millenium CE, Gyeongju is definitely worth visiting if you are at all interested in Korean history.

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