Located in the North Gyeongsang province, Gyeongju is a favorite tourist destination because of its many historic sites and access to impressive hiking trails. The city doesn’t have an airport, so most travelers arrive at Ulsan or Pohang Airport
and arrange for train or bus connections into Gyeongju.
The Historic Sites
of Gyeongju are UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed, mostly concentrated around the area of Bulkuksa. There are several hotels in this area, and most are within short taxi rides of the most popular sites.
Gyeongju is also the popular gateway to Gyeongju National Park
, which is a favorite destination especially among travelers who prefer hiking trails and climbing mountains to museums and landmarks. Although there are signs in English directing locations of trails and campsites, it’s a good idea to utilize the help of hotels near the national park, as most of the staff would be knowledgeable about the area and can help with arranging for tour guides or reading trail maps.
There’s much more to see and learn about Gyeongju, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this interesting city.