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Gyeongsangbuk-do » Gyeongju-si » Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지)

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Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지)   
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Address
102, Wonhwa-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 경주시 원화로 102 (인왕동)
Type
Monuments
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-779-8795~7 (Korean)
Homepage
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(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Introduction
According to the historical records of ‘Samguk-sagi,’ Anapji Pond was built during the 14th year of King Munmu (in power 661-681 AD) of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD). Small mountains were created inside the palace walls, beautiful flowers were planted, and rare animals were brought in to create an exquisitely exotic garden fit for royalty. The pond was originally built in Wolseung Fortress (erected in 101 AD during the Silla period), but the fortress was destroyed and now lies in ruins.

In 1974, an excavation project revealed large spherical shapes (measuring 200 meters in diameter and 180 meters in height) which indicated that 3 islands had been located in the pond. Thanks to these important findings and existing historical records, Anapji Pond has been restored to nearly its former glory.

Imhae jeonji

As one of the detached palaces of the Silla royal family’s main palace, this structure was used as the crowned prince’s palace. Imhaejeon is historically the most important building on the property and records often refer to the whole area as ‘Imhaejin.’

An excavation resulted in the discovery of several buildings: Hoerang (corridor area), Anapji Pond, and five towers in the western part of the area. Some sites have been restored while others have been left in their natural state with only the cornerstones poking out from beneath the ground.
Telephone
+82-54-779-8795~7
Current Status
[Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, Gyeongju]
Historic Site No. 18 (Designated on January 21, 1963)
Operating Hours
09:00-22:00
Parking Facilities
10 parking spaces
Admission Fees
[Individuals]
Adults: 2,000 won
Teens: 1,200 won
Children: 600 won

[Groups (+30)]
Adults: 1,600 won
Youths: 1,000 won
Children: 500 won

[Day Pass]
Entry to 6 sites: Daereungwon Ancient Tomb, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (Anapji Pond), Poseokjeong Pavilion Site, Five Royal Tombs, Tomb of Kim Yu-sin, Tomb of King Muyeol

Individual: Adults 8,000 won/ Youths 4,800 won/ Children 2,800 won
Group: Adults 6,400 won/ Youths 4,000 won/ Children 2,200 won

Entry to 2 sites: Daereungwon Ancient Tomb, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (Anapji Pond)

Individual: Adults 4,000 won/ Youths 2,400 won/ Children 1,200 won
Group: Adults 3,200 won/ Youths 2,000 won/ Children 1,000 won

* Note

- The ticket is available at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (Anapji Pond), Poseokjeong Pavilion Site, Five Royal Tombs, Tomb of Kim Yu-sin, Tomb of King Muyeol.
- The ticket remains valid for 3 days.
  (* Please be advised that even visiting one place with the ticket will make the ticket non-refundable)
- One ticket can be issued regardless of the number of visitors.
Facilities for the Handicapped
Wheelchair free rental service, restrooms, wheelchair ramp
Baby Stroller Rentals
Available
Directions
Seoul to Gyeongju
[Train]
From Seoul Station, take a train to Singyeongju station.
(Express KTX Line: operates 20 times a day / Travel Time: 2 hours)
* Operating hours changes on week and weekend.

Or,
From Seoul Station, take a train to Gyeongju Station.


[Bus]
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal.

Dong Seoul Bus Terminal: +82-1688-5979
Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal Service Center +82-1666-5599 / Office: +82-54-772-2377
Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal +82-54-772-2377
Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal +82-54-741-4000
Korail Customer Service: +82-1544-7788 / English service: +82-1599-7777

Gyeongju to Cheonmachong Tomb
From Singyeongju Statation, take Bus No. 50, 51, or 70.
- Get off at Jungang Market Bus Stop and transfer to Bus 600.
- Get off at Anapji Entrance Bus Stop.

From Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal or Gyeongju Station, take bus 600.
(Bus stop: across the street from the bus terminal / Across the street on the left-hand side from the train station).
- Get off at Anapji Entrance Bus Stop.
Restaurants
Sukyoung Sikdang (숙영식당)
Sukyoung Sikdang (숙영식당)
  • Region : Gyeongju-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Type : Korean Food
  • Housed in an old hanok (traditional Korean house) Sukyoung Sikdang (숙영식당) is a restaurant famous for...
Hwangnam Bread (황남빵)
Hwangnam Bread (황남빵)
  • Region : Gyeongju-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Type : Bars/ Cafes/ Clubs
  • Hwangnam-style bread was first made by Choi Yeong-hwa in Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju, in 1939. The Gyeon...
Pyeongyang Naengmyeon (평양냉면)
Pyeongyang Naengmyeon (평양냉면)
  • Region : Gyeongju-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Type : Korean Food
  • The restaurant of Pyeongyang Naengmyeon (평양냉면, cold noodles) has been around for 65 years and thus i...
Kisoya - Gyeongju Branch (기소야 - 경주점)
Kisoya - Gyeongju Branch (기소야 - 경주점)
  • Region : Gyeongju-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Type : Japanese Food
  • ‘Kiso’ refers to the area located in the Gifu Prefecture in Japan where wheat and buckwheat are prod...
Toobbul Korean BBQ (투뿔한우)
Toobbul Korean BBQ (투뿔한우)
  • Region : Gyeongju-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Type : Korean Food
  • Located in downtown Gyeongju, Toobbul Korean BBQ serves only the best quality hanu (Korean...



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