Gyeongju National Park – covering major Silla historical sites

Posted On June 7, 2010 

Gyeongju National Park is known to be one of top 20 national parks all around South Korea. This park has got its status of national park in the year 1968. Gyeongju National Park covers several major Silla historical sites that are located in Gyeongju City.

Unlike various other parks located in this area, Gyeongju National Park  park is segmented into numerous individual districts. Nevertheless, single admission fee to this park covers entry to the complete area, since the districts are divided to have easy government administration. Gyeongju is a notable city with numerous important, remarkable sites and relics. The district of Gyeongju is separated into 7 sections, and this park is divided for that reason. The park is divided into numerous non-adjacent sections: Danseoksan and Gumisan sections are located in the western region of the city center; Seo-ak, Hwarang, Namsan and Sogeumgang sections are located in the center of Gyeongju destrict; Tohamsan section is located to the eastern side, and the Daebon section is located on the shoreline of the vast Sea of Japan (commonly the East Sea).

Gyeongju national park

Wild Life in Gyeongju National Park:

Numerous animal species are found in Gyeongju National Park, few of them are Grey-tailed Tattler, Red-eared Slider, Black-naped Oriole, Bull Frog, and Oriental Greenfinch.

red-eared slider turtle Oriental Greenfinch

Adventures in Gyeongju National Park:

The popular adventures enjoyed by tourists at Gyeongju National Park  are bird watching, sightseeing, and hiking.

Best time to visit Gyeongju National Park:

You can take a trip to Gyeongju National Park anytime throughout the year, and it has something different to offer in every season.

Gyeongju National Park – Local Transportation:

You can get several buses to reach Gyeongju National Park from Gyeongju Bus Terminal-Gyeongju Station. The major options are given below.

Mt. Tohamsan District – Bulguksa Temple – Bus No.10, Bus No.11. The total time required by this route is 35 mins.

Seoak District – Gyeongju National Museum – Bus No.10, Bus No.11, Bus No.600, Bus No.609. The total time required by this route is 15 Min.

Mt. Namsan District – Poseokjeong – Bus No.330, Bus No.506, Bus No.508. The total time required by this route is 20 Mins.

Also, from the Gyeongju Bus Terminal you are required to take the bus to Bulguksa Temple. It is a ride of 45 mins from this stop. The nearest town to Gyeongju National Park is Pohang, the nearest airport is Busan, and the nearest railway station is Pohang.

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One Response to “Gyeongju National Park – covering major Silla historical sites”
  1. vareeja says:

    Gyeongju National Park is one of 20 national parks in South Korea. It was first designated a national park in 1968. The park covers many of the principal Silla historical sites in Gyeongju City. It is divided into several non-contiguous sections: Gumisan and Danseoksan sections to the west of the city center; Hwarang, Seo-ak, Sogeumgang, and Namsan sections in the heart of Gyeongju; Tohamsan section to the east, and Daebon section on the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea).

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