As the capital of the Silla Kingdom for almost a thousand
years, Gyeongju has preserved vast amount of significant
and fascinating historical heritages. Along with Bulguksa
Temple and Seokguram Grotto, the Gyeongju Historical
District has been designated
as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Due to the bountiful
historical, natural and cultural attractions Gyeongju
can be called as "a Museum without Walls"
Bulguksa Temple was built
in 528 during the Silla Dynasty and since Bulguksa has
become an important regional center of Korean Buddhism.
While it has been rebuilt on a number of occasions,
much of the present form of the temple can be traced
to a major archaeological investigation and reconstruction
effort carried out by presidential order between 1969
and 1973. More recently, in December 1995, Bulguksa
was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Seokguram Grotto (Stone Cave Hermitage)
Located some distance up Mt. T'oham is Seokguram. Seokguram
was carved at about the same time as Bulguksa was originally
constructed. It has been designated National Treasure
No. 24. In December 1995, together with Bulguksa it
was added to the UNESCO World
Gyeongju National Museum is deep in tradition,
with a history of about 90 years. In the museum you
can view the history of the
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