A region that is etched in the history books, with its grandeur as the capital of the Silla Kingdom for almost a thousand years. With the vast amounts of historical and culturally illuminating artifacts and buildings, still standing in the modern era, the heritage that remains, stands as a testament to the age of the Korean kings.

Hot spots to visit

Bulguksa Temple

Constructed in 528, by the Silla dynasty, and rebuilt or renovated extensively by the ensuing dynasties. It has seen cultural, social and political change, engraved into the very stones and wood works, that encompass the temple complex. Containing and preserving numerous cultural relics within its confines, the temple itself is a national relic and heritage.

Seokguram Grotto

Perched in the confines of the Mt. Tohamsan, is a artificial stone temple made of granite, taking 24 years to construct, and was completed in 774. Within the temple itself, rests the Bonjon statue, Bodhi-sattva and his disciples.

Cheonmachong Tombs

Ancient tombs that house the remains of kings, queens, and nobles, denote the long linage and strength of the dynasties of the past that fill the pages of Korean history. Some are filled with luxuries, be it kings or queens, of gold accessories and countless artifacts, amongst the near eleven and-half thousand remains.


Considered to be the oldest astronomical observatory in Asia, it was constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (637-647), used for analyzing the stars to forecast the weather.

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