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Royal Tomb of King Taejong Muyeol

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Address: 842 Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Do it as a part of the Gyeongju sightseeing

It is quick stop to cover the tomb and the capstone carved with dragons is supported by tortoise. The grass covered mound is typical for the era of King Muyeol and there are a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Massachusetts

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Do not skip the tombs and also the museum with their findings. Very nice old pieces that is a must visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It is quick stop to cover the tomb and the capstone carved with dragons is supported by tortoise. The grass covered mound is typical for the era of King Muyeol and there are a bunch of these spread in the vicinity of this attraction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

There is an almost infinite array of tombs around Gyeongju, but what I liked most about this one was the peace. It's quite scenic - as you arrive, the view across the road from the tiny parking area is quite beautiful. Lots of trees and sculpted hedges around; much fewer tourists than the main attractions. I enjoyed a short walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Excuse my ignorance, but when I saw all these "hills" in a gorgeous park, I thought what fun kids would have rolling down them! These "hills" are royal tombs, and NOT to be climbed or walked upon! The building of these tombs was quite incredible, incorporating layers of dirt, rocks, etc. - quite amazing considering the times they were built... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I was overall impressed with the hard working society of south korea and how are they able to make good trade off between local culture and western influence. This different way of Bury people and I heard there was gold also buried there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

All around you will see royal tombs. Big looks like small hill that I didn't realized they're the tombs we are going to see! Inside the Royal Tomb, the view is beautiful as it has a lot of trees with pond and grass all around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

We visited a lot of royal tombs during our trip. The guides said Koreans of that era belived in mountain spirits which might explain why the burial mounds were so high and resembled mountains. We saw an excavation at another location which indicated a small wooden house like structure covered with rock and dirt to make the mound.

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Thank DownVegasTown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

I love Gyeongju. A historical city which you would want to know more the history while walking around the city.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

All around you can see those Burial mounds small or higher, for a King or a family, including the last king of Silla, King Gyeongsun (r. 927–935) There is a lot of interest to learn about the Royal families, more than just walking around the mounds. Often the building attached to the sites are closed to the public, wich is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

After I visited General Kim’s tomb, I decided to walk back to the bus station. One Seoul tour guide by the name of Park was kind enough to give me a ride, and we had met in Kim’s tomb. We drove to this burial ground. There were few people. We walked around a string of tombs. Several workers were mowing... More 

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