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"Gyeongju is a coastal city that's packed with history & culture. This place is so rich in historical treasures that it's often referred to as "the museum without walls". One of the must-visit places here is the Daereungwon Tomb Complex, where you can explore the tombs of ancient Korean royalty. If you're into chic & trendy spots, you'll want to check out Hwangridangil. This place is brimming with picturesque hanok that have been converted into super cool cafes, restaurants, and shops that are just begging to be featured on your social media feed. But wait, there's more! Don't miss out on Eupseongbakgil, also known as Eupseong Fortress Cafe Street. Here, you can sip on a latte while taking in the stunning views of the fortress that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. And let's not forget about the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Seokguram grotto, Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju Historic Areas, and Yangdong Folk Village are just a few of the amazing places that you need to see to truly appreciate the rich history and culture of this city. So come on down to Gyeongju, formerly known as Seorabeol & experience the magic for yourself! 🎒 Day-trip-friendly from Daegu (recommended) or Seoul"
"Often referred to as the "Museum Without Walls," Gyeongju is a UNESCO World Heritage site with ancient tombs, temples, palaces and ruins. It's the Go-To-City for people who really want to deep dive into old Korean culture, history and traditions."
"Known as the 'Museum without Walls', this Korean city was the former capital of the Silla Kingdom, which ruled Korea from the 7th to the 9th centuries. Gyeongju is a great day trip that can be down from Seoul, Busan, Daegu and other cities. "

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