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Gyeongsangbuk-do » Gyeongju-si » Royal Tomb of Queen Seondeok (경주 선덕여왕릉)

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Address
San 79-2, Bomun-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경북 경주시 보문동 산79-2번지
Type
Monuments
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-779-6105
Homepage
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Introduction
The Royal Tomb of Queen Seondeok (선덕여왕릉), located in Bomun-dong, is a round-shaped tomb with earthen layers, 73 meters in circumference. Aside from the fact that it was constructed using natural stones in double layers, the tomb has no other unique features. As the oldest daughter of King Jinpyeong, Queen Seondeok became the first queen of the Silla Kingdom. During the 16th year of her reign, Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사) and Cheomseongdae Observatory (첨성대) were built. She also ordered the construction of the famous nine-story pagoda of Hwangyongsa Temple, an achievement of Buddhist architecture. While many of her efforts laid the foundation for the unification of Three Kingdoms of Korea, Queen Seondeok’s reign was plagued by rebellion and strife and she died in 647 during a rebellion, 23 years before unification was realized.
Telephone
+82-54-779-6105
Current Status
Historic Sites No. 182
Directions
- Dong Seoul Terminal to Gyeongju (Departure every 40-60 minutes (07:00-24:00), 4 hour ride)
- Gangnam Express Bus Terminal to Gyeongju (Departure every 40-60 minutes (06:05-23:55), 4 hour ride)

- Get on the bus # 600 or 603 at Gyeongju Bus Terminal or Gyeongju Station and get off at Mt. Namsan and 5 minutes walk

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