|Wanggungni Historic Site (익산 왕궁리유적)|
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|Starting in 1989, archeologists undertook a 20-year-long excavation project at what is now known as the Wanggung-ni Historic Site. During excavation it was discovered that the area had been the site of the royal palace of King Muwang of the Baekje Dynasty from 600 to 640 AD. After the passing of the king, several key buildings of the palace were dismantled and a temple was built. Even today, the outer wall of the royal palace can still be seen, standing as a testament to the site’s unique history.
Relics found at the site serve as important documentation of the construction of the royal palace and the lifestyle of the king. Significant discoveries at Wanggungni include 14 building sites (including Jeongjeon Hall where the king took care of political affairs and held ceremonial rituals), the site of the most impressive garden of the Baekje Dynasty, a ceramics workshop site, and remnants of a large palace restroom.
|Historic Site No. 408 (Designated in September 11, 1998)|
|Every Monday, New Year's Day|
|09:00 ~ 18:00|
|Available (10 large-sized cars / 50 small-sized cars)|
|Pavilion, walking path, lecture room, drinking fountain, etc.|
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
|1 carriage available|
|1) From Iksan Station, take Bus 65 or 65-1 and get off at Tap-ri
Bus Stop (탑리).
Or, take Bus 41, 60, 61, 62, 63 or 64 to Geumma (금마) Terminal. (20min-walk)
2) From Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal, take a bus to Geumma Terminal.