Exploring the Ancient City of Gyeongju

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South Korea is a country defined by its rich and storied history. As a result, the country is home to several unique and intriguing UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Some of my favorites can be found in the ancient city of Gyeongju which is located in the far southeastern corner of North Gyeongsang Province, just a four hour train ride from Seoul.

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Gyeongju is a beautiful coastal city surrounded by low mountains and various historical treasures. It is often referred to as β€œa museum without walls” because most of the city is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city was once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla which ruled the peninsula from the 7th to the 9th century.

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A vast number of archaeological and cultural sites from this period can still be found in the city today. Among these sites are Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, and the…

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