|Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb) (대릉원 - 천마총)|
Large ancient tombs of kings and noblemen of the Silla Kingdom can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb). There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong. In an excavation of the area in the 1970's, Cheonmachong was discovered with a painting of mounted horse. This painting is the only discovered painting from the Silla Era. You can also view the inside of Cheonmachong. There are 11,526 remains and crowns of the king inside the tomb demonstrating the lavish lifestyle of the king. Another tourist attraction is Hwangnamdaechong, which is the largest ancient tomb. It houses the bodies of both the king and queen and has over 30 thousand relics and gold accessories. The unique thing about Hwangnamdaechong is that the queen's tomb has more luxurious accessories. From that researchers have concluded that even the queen can have a high social position before marriage. You can feel the ancient culture of Korea 1,500 years ago when visiting these tombs.
|08:30 - 21:00|
|23 spaces for small car/ 50 spaces for large car
Parking Fees - (S) 2,000 won / (L) 4,000 won
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Wheel chair free rental service, restrooms, and the entrance|
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
|Seoul to Gyeongju
At Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (Gangbyeon Station of Seoul Subway Line2, Exit 4)
Take a bus bound for Gyeongju (Time it takes: 4hrs. / First bus at 07:00, last bus at 24:00)
At Gangnam Express Bus Terminal (subway line 3, Exit 1, Express Bus Terminal Station)
Take a bus to Gyeongju. (Time it takes: 4hrs 30 min / First bus at 06:00, last bus at 23:55)
Gyeongju to Cheonmachong Tomb
At Gyeongju Bus Terminal,
Take City Bus 70 and get off at the entrance of Daeleungwon.
Or take City Bus 42 and get off at the rear entrance of Daeleungwon.