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Hwangnambbang Bread or Gyeongju Bread or Chalboribbang (glutinous barley) Bread
Gyeongju has a famous trio of bread. If you want a simple souvenir at an affordable price, bread rolls, a specialty of Gyeongju, are strongly recommended. The most famous of all is Hwangnam bread with a proud history of 70 years. It is a red bean-filled bread roll that was first made in Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju. It is a distinctive kind of bread made from thin dough, filled with a generous amount of red bean paste. Although it appears similar to Hwangnam bread, Gyeongju bread is less sweet and contains harder red beans. Chalboribbang bread is a round and flat roll and is similar to a glutinous sponge cake. Taking time to try and compare all three is delicious fun.  
Price : About 10,000 won per box of 20~25 rolls
Business hours : 10:00 ~ 20:00
Tel : +54-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
How to buy : Many shops are located near Gyeongju Station, Gyeongju Bus Terminal, and major tourist attractions. If you are not sure where to shop, try stores near the station or the bus terminal.
Gyeongju’s Gyodong Beopju
  This is an alcoholic drink brewed for generations by the Choi family clan in Gyo-dong, Gyeongju. Young-shin Bae is a master distiller and was designated as an Intangible Cultural Asset No. 86-3 in 1986. Her son has inherited her skills and is distilling beopju today. Its alcoholic content is about 16%, and has a clear or a faint yellow color. Due to the nature of alcoholic beverages brewed from grains, it has a unique sweet flavor at the tip of the tongue and a rich smell.The base wine is brewed and then matured through a second fermentation process. The complete process takes about 100 days. Beopju is available for sale usually after it's been fermented over a year.
Price : 32,000~35,000 won
Tel : +82-64-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) +82-54-772-5994 (Korean)
How You can Buy : You can either go to Choi's house or place an order by phone. If you order by phone and send money, a porcelain bottle encased in a wooden box will be delivered. If you go to Choi's house in person, you can buy a bottle packed in a paper box and can get it for a lower price. Choi's house is about 10 minutes away by taxi from Gyeongju Station or the bus terminal. At the entrance is a sign with the Chinese characters “ 校洞法酒 ” (Gyodong Beopju).
Local Crafts
Local crafts such as Silla earthenware, golden crown replicas, horse-riding ceramic figurines, and silver cup replicas are souvenirs that best represent the history of Gyeongju. You can take home the brilliant cultural heritage of Gyeongju at relatively low prices. Horse-riding ceramic figurines and golden crown replicas are popular, but female tourists often prefer pottery or brassware. Pottery and brassware are not only stylish but also a good choice today with respect to health and well-being, as they are convenient for serving and storing food.  
A convenient place to shop for these local crafts is the Folk Craft Village. A massive site of 38,000, it houses pottery, metal crafts, wood crafts, gems, embroidery, earthenware, and brassware as well as craftsmen's workshops, private homes, and display halls (shops). Visiting the craftsmen's work sites and old houses built in the traditional Korean style is especially interesting.
Business hours : 09:00 ~ 17:00
Tel : +54-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
How You can Buy : You need to visit in person. Since the Folk Craft Village is located close to Bulguksa Temple, it is recommended to include it in your tour schedule. Take buses No. 10 or 11 from Gyeongju Station or the bus terminal. The travel time is about 20~30 minutes.

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