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Cheonmachong Tomb offers a rare glimpse into a royal tomb. First excavated in 1973, the tomb is supposedly the final resting place of an unknown king of the Silla kingdom from the 5th or 6th century (exact dates undetermined as of yet). While many tombs in the area have undergone excavation, at present, the public may access just one. From outside, the tombs look like mounds of earth, but on the inside of this wood-lined tomb, you’ll discover hundreds of artifacts, many of which are replicas. Burial gifts originally surrounded the tomb, though, many were removed for preservation after excavation. Among the 11,500 artifacts uncovered in the tombs was an incredible gold crown embellished with jade beads. Cheonmachong Tomb is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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Cheonmachong Tomb reviews
Gyeongju is a bit off the beaten path, but it’s worth a stop. The burial grounds are throughout the town, but the park and gardens are beautiful and worth a visit. There is a newly renovated museum.... more
Gyeongju is a bit off the beaten path, but it’s worth a stop. The burial grounds are throughout the town, but the park and gardens are beautiful and worth a visit. There is a newly renovated museum.... more »
This is a fabulous museum, dug deep into a burial mound. It highlights the architecture of a Shilla tomb, and the treasures buried within it. You can't understand Gyeongju or the Shilla without...
This is a fabulous museum, dug deep into a burial mound. It highlights the architecture of a Shilla tomb, and the treasures buried within it. You can't understand Gyeongju or the Shilla without... more »
An amazing walk around a fascinating park full of burial mounds, the tomb itself is a really cool intro to the king who was buried there. Gave me a little context to the period, which seems...
An amazing walk around a fascinating park full of burial mounds, the tomb itself is a really cool intro to the king who was buried there. Gave me a little context to the period, which seems... more »
Very impressive place of historical significance in the Dorengung palace complex. This is the only Royal tomb that has been excavated fully and people can enter and take a tour inside. There replicas created of the various objects found inside the tomb along with the significance of each. The Touch screens can be accessed to get pre stored information in the form of videos. Very impressive.
Good place to visit. On top of learning about the past it's a good place to visit on a nice sunny weather. Cheap place to go on a date. For under $3 to get in, you can't go wrong.
This tomb is just a small part of a pretty big park, but it is also the only tomb you can go inside. Very interesting history and lots of replicas of artifacts that they found in the tomb. I took my time and only spent about 30 minutes inside (and that was after reading all I could about the tomb construction). Definitely worth the price and there are lots of tombs in this area.
The tomb itself has a small selection of artifacts and info about the tomb but I suggest visiting the museum or doing some research on the tomb before visiting. I visited the museum when I first got to Gyeongju and before I visited the tomb complex and suggest that you do the same… and it provided a lot more context about these tombs and the history of Gyeongju in general. The site costs a couple of thousand won to enter and as far as I know, cheonmachong is the only tomb/ mound you can go inside. It’s a really impressive archaeology site! Hwangnidan-Gil is close to this site and has hundreds of nice hanok bars and restaurants to visit. There is an entrance to the park plus toilets are next to cheonmachong.
Great quick stop to learn about why there are so many little hills in Gyeongju! A must visit place for any tourists how want to learn a little about ancient Korean royalty.
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