Gyeongju is a coastal town located in the far southeastern tip of North Gyeongsang province, South Korea. This is the second-largest city, after the city of Andong, in the province. Gyeongju is a city in North Gyeongsang province. It is situated 370 km Southeast of Seoul, and 55 km from the city of Daegu (the provincial capital). To the East, the city is bordered by the sea of Japan, thus offering a refreshing view of the beach. Throughout the city, there are a few scattered low mountains and adds to the attraction for a city full of history.
Gyeongju became an important city in the history of the culture of South Korea, as the city became the capital of the ancient Kingdom of South Korea, Silla stood in 57 BCE to 935. This Kingdom took control of 2/3 of Korea Peninsula between the VII and IX.
As the end of the reign of the Kingdom of Silla, Korea is experiencing a civil war. New Korea again United by Yi (Chosun) Dynasty, who reigned until 1910. In its development, this town was ravaged the country and destroyed by Japan in the late 16th century, and by the Manchu Empire in the 18th century, before it was annexed by Japan in 1910.
With its long history, the Gyeongju tried to preserve its identity, though many of its buildings are degraded or even destruction. Because of the rich history, the town was the site of a very complete history in South Korea and was chosen by the UNESCO to be a World Heritage.
In this city you can enjoy historical heritage sites and objects left over from its past glory that used to be very dominant in the city. Mountains-the mountains that are filled with temples to this day remains a place of pilgrimage for Buddhist, and attractions for visitors. In this place, you can enjoy the tranquility and freshness typical monastery nature mountain range. Due to the wealth of its history it was known as Gyeongju city, museum without walls, where you can directly get in touch with past history even of the trail you pass through.