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Gyeongju National Museum

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“korean history”(26 reviews)
“silla kingdom”(27 reviews)
“national museum”(24 reviews)
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186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38171, South Korea
+82 54-740-7500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice museum with an excellent explanation of Korean history. I learned a lot. The beginning of the museum (very oldest stuff) isn't that much different than you'd see in any civilization's exhibit about early humans and how they developed tools, etc...but if...More

Thank emk103
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited quite some museum it is always interesting to discover the pieces you won't see elsewhere .. unless borrow for an exhibition

Thank BenoitY
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is the primary museum in Gyeongju and is really a collection of multiple different buildings/museums on one site. The primary museum, dealing with the history and rise of the Silla Kingdom, was my favorite. The English audio guide (rented for ₩1,000) provided some insight...More

2  Thank DantesCaulfieldGatz
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is a nice visit in a reasonably preserved site. Although the place is beautiful, it is relatively poor from na archeological point of view.

1  Thank acukiert
Reviewed 30 July 2018

A well curated museum that you must visit if you want to understand the history of Gyeongju. The place is filled with historical relics with insightful explanation. The complex is also huge so you can spend ample time here. The buildings are also well air-conditioned...More

1  Thank dori_lukey
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We visited the museum as part of a cruise ship tour. Our guide did a good job ib pointing out the main exhibits or "highlights", but unfortunately the time we were allowed was not nearly enough to see and experience very much of the collection....More

1  Thank STAN49_12
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This museum has several buildings with different topics. Even the kida part. It presents well the ancient kingdom Silla, the first entire-korean country.

1  Thank marijansesvete
Reviewed 24 July 2018

July 21st I visited the national museum and I was very impressed. Lots of items to see thus gaining a perspective on the development of civilization at that time. Also I encountered a yellow skinny cat, could someone feed it please? I did not have...More

Thank Mariya B
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Our tour group stopped here during our trip from Busan to PyeongChang. It’s a very impressive museum. The museum is comprised of several buildings. Displays are related to the Silla Dynasty which are labeled in Korean and English. The rooms are spacious and well-organized. Admission...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Great museum. English subtitles let you understand the Silla empire in good detail. Nicely laid out design with ample room to roam. Probably allow at least two hours to see the halls and grounds. Well worth the time.

1  Thank JohntheLast
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