Busan (Pusan), South Korea
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Approximately 8 Hours
Gyeongju is known as "the museum without walls," as it was once the capital of the Shilla Kingdom. It blossomed into a major cultural center after the Shilla Dynasty unified the Korean peninsula in AD 676. Today, Gyeongju is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour of the city will reveal spectacular architectural points of interest, as well as extraordinary museums and ornate temples.
In Tumuli Park, view numerous burial mounds and 23 of the more than 200 royal tombs found in Gyeongju. The Heavenly Horse Tomb was excavated in 1973 and yielded more than 10,000 treasures.
Shilla artifacts on display at the National Museum include magnificent gold crowns, ancient pottery, Buddhist treasures and stone sculptures. A special attraction is the legendary Emille Bell -- one of Asia's largest and most resonant bronze bells, weighing 23 tons.
A Korean lunch is served at a local restaurant.
Visit Bulguksa Temple, a Shilla masterpiece of wood and stonework that has been cherished, restored, rebuilt and renovated many times since its original creation in AD 535.
Tour includes a meal -- lunch on daytime tours, dinner on evening tours. Minimum age is 8 years. Tour does not operate on Mondays.