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Korea (Republic of)Busan

Gyeongju National Park – See Bulguksa Temple, Yangdong Village & more

Explore Korea’s most sacred treasures as you venture into Gyeongju, home to some of the most renowned Buddhist art as well as culturally and historically significant sites in East Asia. Meander through the ancient streets of Yangdong Village, marvel at the masterful Seokguram, located in the famous Bulguksa Temple complex, and bask in the beauty of Gyeongju National Park. This intrepid expedition highlights the remarkable legacy of the ancient Silla Kingdom and places you right in the centre of the country’s most extraordinary landscapes. 
  • Departure: Busan
  • Type:
  • Duration: Full day
  • Meeting time: 09:50 at KTX Busan Station exit 1, 10:10 at Seomyeon Station exit 12, 10:50 Haeundae Station exit 5
  • Meeting point: KTX Busan Station exit 1, Seomyeon Station exit 12, Haeundae Station exit 5
Highlights
  • Get lost in the beautiful nature and famous sites of Gyeongju National Park
  • Admire the quaint and traditional houses of Yangdong Folk Village 
  • Marvel at various Korean national treasures, including the Seokguram and Bulguksa Temple
  • See the some of the finest ancient Buddhist artistic masterpieces up close
  • Take in the stunning views at Anapji Pond
Tour Options
Pick-up
Please select one of the preferred pick up-points from the options below and specify the location when booking by selecting from the drop-down menu:- 9:50 Departing from KTX Busan Station Exit 1 - 10:10 Departing from Seomyeon Station Exit 12 - 10:50 Departing from Haeundae Station Exit 5 Make sure to arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to pick-up to avoid any delays to the tour itinerary. Locate the ‘KTourstory’ banner at your meeting point and present either a printed or an electronic voucher for verification.
General
The itinerary may be subject to change due to weather and local conditions, without notice in advance.Please indicate in the Special Requests field when booking whether a space for wheelchair/stroller should be reserved for the tour transportation.
Includes
  • Vehicle
  • Entrance fee
  • Guide (English)
  • Driver
Excludes
  • Lunch
  • Insurance
  • Other expense
  • Tips

Looking for things to do in Gyeongju? See UNESCO World Heritage Sites Yangdong Village & Bulguksa Temple of the Silla Kingdom

Gyeongju retains its place as South Korea’s cultural hotspot, boasting an array of fascinating attractions and fondly referred to as the ‘museum without walls.’ The former capital of the ancient Silla Kingdom not only showcases stunning displays of ancient art and culture but also highlights some of the country’s most splendid nature. This wonderful journey has plenty captivating Gyeongju attractions in store…The first of many fantastic Gyeongju attractions on the line-up is the charming Yangdong Folk Village from the Joseon Dynasty, where traditional tile-roofed and thatched-roof homes are nestled in between mountain ridges and valleys – a stunning display of history going back hundreds of years. Often the backdrop of Korean movies, the picture-perfect scenery and abundance of history make for a delightful combination.Following a refreshing break at Bomun, the journey makes its way to the Gyeongju National Park, where various treasures are to be discovered. Containing various famous Gyeongju attractions, such as Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, the Tohamsan and Namsan mountains, Anapji Pond, and more, the Gyeongju National Park delights visitors with its verdant nature and noteworthy sites. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forming part of the Bulguksa Temple complex, the captivating Seokguram Grotto, established in the 8th century during the reign of the Silla Kingdom, is officially classified as one of South Korea’s national treasures. The mystical grotto located along the slopes of Mount Tohamsan houses an intricately carved Buddha statue overlooking the sea. Seeing one of the most outstanding art masterpieces created by a Far Eastern civilization up close is widely regarded as one of the top things to do in Gyeongju – not to mention the breathtaking views to be savoured from this incredible vantage point. Not to be overshadowed by the majestic Seokguram, exploring the nearby Bulguksa Temple, also designated an official national treasure, is an excellent example of prime Buddhist art dating back to the Silla Kingdom. Stand in awe of the intricate architecture and picturesque natural surroundings.Make the most of your eventful Gyeongju trip and make your way to the final attraction of the day, the splendid Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond in Gyeongju, also known as Anapji Pond. Here, you’ll get to take in the superb views of the striking ancient Silla Kingdom palace complex and remarkable artificial pond. With around 33,000 fragments of historic relics excavated from the ancient site during previous renovations, Anapji Pond is a must for any history buff.