Gyeongju Tour - Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju National Museum & more
This Gyeongju private tour is the perfect introduction to the stunning city of Gyeongju. The tour consists of a number of stops throughout the city, beginning at the tranquil Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, both of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Following this is a visit to the ancient Daereungwon and Cheonmachong tombs where you can see relics that date back thousands of years. You can also stop past the Cheomseongdae Observatory and the Gyeongju National Museum for more insight into the history of this magical city. This tour is filled with experience and is great for the history lovers, or anyone looking for a lot of sightseeing in a short amount of time.
- Departure: Busan
- Duration: Approximately 8 hours
- Meeting time: Approximately 9:00
- Meeting point: Your hotel lobby
- Visit Gyeongju
- See the Bulguksa Temple
- Admire the granite Seokguram Grotto
- Explore the ancient Daereungwon and Cheonmachong tombs
- Star gaze at the Cheomseongdae Observatory
- Learn about Korean history at the Gyeongju National Museum
The pick-up time varies based on your hotel location and traffic conditions.Amendments can be made to the private tour itinerary at your special request.If you want to add to the itinerary, you will be charged an overtime fee of 25,000 won per hour.The maximum participants for this tour is eight people.
- Other expense
- Entrance fee
What are some of the best things to do in Gyeongju? Visit Seokguram Grotto, Tumuli Park & Gyeongju National Museum
The Gyeongju private tour might only take a day, but it’s packed full of experiences. Gyeongju is a gorgeous city situated on the southeast coast of South Korea, and this tour begins at Bulguksa Temple, a prominent temple of Korean Buddhism that was established back in the eighth century. In 1995, the Bulguksa Temple was added onto the UNESCO World Heritage List, and is considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art. The temple is located in the middle of Mount Tohamsan, a place that resounds with peace and serenity.The next stop is at Seokguram Grotto, which was built on the same mountain as Bulguksa Temple and is also noted on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It’s an artificial grotto made of granite and is lauded as an extraordinary piece of religious architecture. The sculpture inside is said to portray the enlightenment of the Buddha and is considered one of the best Buddhist sculptures in the world. Next up on the tour is a visit to the ancient tombs of Daereungwon and Cheonmachong, where you can see 23 large tombs and thousands of ancient relics, including gold accessories. The tombs are those of kings and noblemen from the Silla Kingdom, and portray the decadence and lavish lifestyles that these royals once enjoyed.The final stop on the tour is the Cheomseongdae Observatory. This is the oldest surviving astronomical observatory in the whole of Asia, and the word ‘cheomseongdae’ actually means star-gazing tower in Korean. Nearby you'll find the Gyeongju National Museum, which is home to more ancient relics from the Silla kingdom and well worth a look. The Gyeongju One Day Tour is the best for those who love history, architecture and the chance to explore some truly breathtaking parts of South Korea.