1-DAY Gyeongju UNESCO and Culture tour.

1-DAY Gyeongju UNESCO and Culture tour.

Gyeongju is the Korean Silla dynasty's ancient capital, The Silla dynasty ruled the Korean peninsula for almost 1,000 years, from 57 BC to 935 AD, and much of the cultural achievements of the time can still be seen in Gyeongju. At the time, Silla was a prosperous country, and its capital Gyeongju was the fourth largest city in the world. The city was home to the Silla court and most of the kingdom’s elite, and you can still see remnants of their lavish lifestyle and after-life. Explore Korean history, culture, traditional local food for a single day

- Recommend of itinerary-

Seokguram - Bulguksa Temple - Lunch - Folk Craft Village - Bomun Lake - Daereungwon Tomb Complex - Cheomseongdae - Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village - National Museum - Return to Busan or drop-off Gyeongju

All itinerary flexible and comfortable round trip.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Seokguram(Grotto), South Korea, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Gyeongju, 석굴로 238

(Gyeongju UNESCO itinerary)
Seokguram is an artificial grotto constructed of granite that comprises an antechamber, a corridor and a main rotunda. It enshrines a monumental statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha looking out to sea with his left hand in dhyana mudra, the mudra of concentration, and his right hand in bhumisparsa mudra, the earth-touching mudra position. Together with the portrayals of devas, bodhisattvas and disciples, sculpted in high and low relief on the surrounding walls, the statues are considered to be a masterpiece of East Asian Buddhist art. The domed ceiling of the rotunda and the entrance corridor employed an innovative construction technique that involved the use of more than 360 stone slabs.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Bulguksa is a Buddhist temple complex that comprises a series of wooden buildings on raised stone terraces. The grounds of Bulguksa are divided into three areas – Birojeon (the Vairocana Buddha Hall), Daeungjeon (the Hall of Great Enlightenment) and Geungnakjeon (the Hall of Supreme Bliss). These areas and the stone terraces were designed to represent the land of Buddha. The stone terraces, bridges and the two pagodas – Seokgatap (Pagoda of Sakyamuni) and Dabotap (Pagoda of Bountiful Treasures) – facing the Daeungjeon attest to the fine masonry work of the Silla.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gyeongju Folk Craft Village, 201-18 Ha-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

Gyeongju Folk Craft Village consists of 40 thatched and tile-roofed houses, lived in by local artisans of traditional arts and crafts skills. Various fields of crafts production including metal, pottery, timber, jewels, hanbok (Korean traditional clothes), and stone crafts can be found in the village.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Daereungwon Tomb Complex, 31-1 Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

Large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex. There are twenty-three large tombs located here; 13 have been excavated but only 1 (Cheonmachong - tomb of King Michu) is open to the public. The tomb chamber contained a lacquered wooden coffin that had burial goods placed around it. A total of 11,500 artifacts were recovered from the tomb, demonstrating the king's lavish lifestyle. The tomb was excavated in 1973 and is believed to date probably from the fifth century.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village, Gyochonan-gil, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea

At Gyeongju Gyochon Village, visitors can see the House of the Gyeongju Choi Clan (Important Folklore Material No. 27) and try some Gyeongju Gyodong Beopju Liquor (Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 86-3). The village centers around the Gyeongju Choi Clan, a family known to have maintained their wealth for over 12 generations, producing many important people. Visitors can learn about the lifestyle and spending habits that enabled the family to do this. The village is also home to the site of Yoseokgung, the house of Silla Princess Yoseok. Nearby attractions include Gyerim Forest, Naemulwangneung Royal Tomb, and Gyeongjuhyanggyo Local Confucian School

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Cheomseongdae Observatory, 140-25 Cheomseong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38170 South Korea

Cheomseongdae Observatory, constructed during the reign of Queen Seondeok (r. 632-647), is one of the landmark of Gyeongju. The observatory was built in a cylinder shape at approximately 9 meters in height. The observatory consists of 365 stones, symbolizing the number of days in a year. The rocks are piled in 27 layers symbolizing the 27th ruler, Queen Seondeok, and the days in a lunar month by adding the of two rock layers on top.

It stands 9.17m high and the base stone on each side measures 5.35m.The Vernal Equinox, Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice, Summer Solstice and the 24 solar terms (also known as the astronomical solar year) were determined by observating of stars. The pavilion stone is believed to have been used as a standard of deciding directions, north, south, east and west. The 362 stones used to build Cheomseongdae represented the 362 days in a lunar year.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Gyeongju National Museum is loved by visitors and residents alike as it houses numerous historical and cultural artifacts of the Silla dynasty (57 BC - AD 935). The museum recently went through renovation, separating into an art gallery, historical artifacts exhibition hall, Wolji Pond exhibition hall, and a planned exhibition space. In addition to improving facilities for visitors' convenience, Gyeongju National Museum is making efforts to contribute to the community and reestablish its identity as a museum by making efforts to provide lifelong learning opportunities and improve management. As a significant cultural center, Gyeongju National Museum not only strives to preserve, exhibit, and research the rich history and culture of Silla, but also to take a leap forward to become a cultural multi-complex center by promoting international exchange opportunities, social education programs, and a variety of special exhibitions.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Donggung Palace And Wolji Pond, 102, Wonhwa-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38163 South Korea

Anamji pond ( Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond )
Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond was a secondary palace used by the crown prince of the Silla Kingdom. It also served as a banquet site for important national events and important visitors. The pond was created in 674, during the reign of King Munmu. The pond features three small islands, and a landscape of 12 small hills to the northeast. After the fall of Silla, the site was abandoned and forgotten. The pond was referred to as "Anapji" from the Goryeo and Joseon periods and onwards. In the 1980s, a pottery fragment with the letters “Wolji” (a pond that reflects the moon) carved onto it was found, revealing the true name of the pond. After the discovery, the site was renamed to the current Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

Duration: 40 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must be provide to ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Minimum 2 people numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund"
"Meet up point: Customer requested on time and location and pick- your up in front of exit gate with your name picker."
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Transport with driver
1/8/2022 - 3/21/2024
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Small private Group (1-8pax)
10/4/2021 - 3/21/2024
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Large private Group (9-15pax)
1/6/2022 - 3/21/2024
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Duración: 8 To 10 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Cruise port, Airport, Hotel, Accommodation, Train, Bus station ( Busan, Sin-Gyeongju ): please let me know the confirmed pick-up location by e-mail or contact mobile phone a couple of days before the tour that I will pick up with your name picker.


  • Gimhae International Airport, 108 Gonghangjinim-ro, Gangseo-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Gimhae International Airport Domestic Terminal, 108 Gonghangjinim-ro, Gangseo-gu, Busan, South Korea


  • Busan Port International Passenger Terminal Cruise Terminal, Choryang 3(sam)-dong, Dong-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Busan International Cruise Terminal, 17 Haeyang-ro 301beon-gil, Yeongdo-gu, Busan, South Korea

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Private transportation
  • Gas + toll + parking fees
  • Guide + driver or driving guide
  • Free pickup and drop-off
  • Busan, Gyeongju free transport service after the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Cheomseongdae Observatory

No Incluye

  • Meals + Admission fees not included ( pay at the spot )
  • Seokgulam Grotto W 5,000/per Bulguksa temple W 5,000/per
  • Tomb Complex W 3,000/per Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond W 2,000/per


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