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Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)

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  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
  • Gyeongju-si Special Tourist Zone (경주시 관광특구)
Address
Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 경주시 경감로 614 (천군동)
Type
Amusement Parks/ Tourist Resorts
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-779-6082
Homepage
http://guide.gyeongju.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gyeongju was the capital city of the ancient kingdom of Silla. The city is often referred to as a “museum without walls” because of the many cultural relics scattered throughout the city. Almost everything in this city, from the streets to the mountains, is rich in history. Gyeongju has roughly 300 sites that have been designated as a cultural heritage, with some of them being UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Sites.

    The Gyeongju Special Tourist Zone includes the districts of Namsan, Wolseong, Daereungwon, Hwangryongsa and Sanseong. This area has a total of 52 cultural assets registered on the World Heritage list. Many of the hills are actually royal tombs and fields of grass used to be sites of ancient temples.

    The entire Namsan Mountain can almost be considered a cultural asset because of the many stone pagodas and Buddha statues that can be found here. The Bulguk district is home to many of Gyeongju’s most well-known attractions such as Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, Gyeongju Folk Village, Silla Arts and Science Museum, and Goereung.

    In the Bomun district, there are plenty of recreation facilities surrounding Bomunho Lake. Other attractions in the area include Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park, Gyeongju World and Silla Millennium Park.

    [Gyeongju Special Tourist Zone]
    Areas included: Downtown area, Bomun Lake Resort and Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
    Area size: 32,650,000㎡
    Tourist Attractions: Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, Daereungwon Tomb Complex, Namsan Mountain, Bomunho Lake, Shilla Millennium Park, Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park, etc.

    Gyeongju Cultural Tourism Website: guide.gj.go.kr

    Telephone
    +82-54-779-6082

    Current Status
    Designated as a special tourist zone on August 31, 1994

    Parking Facilities
    26 public parking lots are available at tourist sites, Bomun Tourism Complex and Bulguksa Temple

    Available Facilities
    Tourist information center, casino, traditional Korean-style hotel, luxury hotel, tourist hotel, resort condominiums, folk village, swimming pool, souvenir shop exclusively for foreigners, nightlife restaurant exclusively for foreigners, etc.

    Restrooms
    Public restrooms are available at tourist sites and around Bomunho Lake and Bulguksa Temple.

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Paths and restrooms exclusively for the disabled are available at tourist sites.

    Interpretation Services Offered
    English and Japanese travel guidebooks are available at hotels in the Bomun Tourism Complex, tourist information centers and tourist sites in the downtown area.

    Pets
    No pets are allowed at historical sites. Pets are allowed in the parks or streets.

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