Things To Do In Gyeongju: Gyeongju Tower

Gyeongju is my absolute favorite city in Korea. It was the ancient capital of Korea so it’s extremely rich in history. There are tons of things to do in Gyeongju so I recommend taking at least a few days to explore as much of this amazing city as possible.

When I’m in Gyeongju, I always love driving by the Gyeongju Tower. It’s a 30-story tower with a giant pagoda cut right out of the middle. It’s really impressive, and it’s an observation tower so you can go up inside of it!

Gyeongju Tower

A few weeks ago we finally made it a point to actually go inside of the Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park, where the tower is located. I expected it to just be the tower, but there was a beautiful pond with water lilies, children playing and even a few sculptures (but why are they so creepy?!).

Gorgeous Water Lily in Gyeongju, Korea

If you go in late may/early June, the gates in front of the park will be lined with roses of all colors.

The great thing about Gyeongju is that it is gorgeous in all seasons, especially when the spring flowers are in bloom and in fall when the leaves turn gorgeous hues of red, orange and yellow.

Gyeongju is a city you must visit at least once! Don’t live life with regret, add Gyeongju and its tower to your Korea Bucket List!

Address: 614, Gyeonggam-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 경주시 경감로 614

By bus, take number 10, 18, 100 or 150 to Expo Park from the Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal or Gyeongju Station.

24 thoughts on “Things To Do In Gyeongju: Gyeongju Tower

  1. Gyeongju is my favorite place in Korea too, but I’ve never been to that park!! The tower looks so awesome. We need to go soon. Can you believe Evan has NEVER been to Gyeongju though?? haha
    And what’s with those sculptures? Super creepy.
    Love the rose photos. 🙂

  2. Meagan, I’ve been to Gyeongju a number of times, but never downtown, or wherever this tower is. It’s something new to me, and it’s a bummer. I would so love to have gone there. Beautiful!

  3. How did I miss that tower when I was there? I agree: definitely a must-see place in Korea. I’ve found that it’s one of the few places that isn’t ruined by horrific, blocky, and flat-out ugly architecture. It’s managed to retain some culture and character.

  4. I’ve really got to visit more places in Gyeongbuk. You really found a great part of the country to visit. Thanks again. That was such an amazing picture of the tower, btw.

  5. Awesome pictures! That tower is really unique, definitely haven’t seen anything like it in Korea. You have easily convinced me that I have to make to Gyeongju soon!

  6. I´ll go this octuber but i have no idea how to get there if am in seul, is there a train or something?
    or it´d be easier go from busan.?
    Thank you for your post before of it i´ve never think a trip to gyeongju

    • Gyeongju isn’t far from Busan. I recommend taking the train (not KTX) from Busan to Gyeongju. The KTX will put you far out of the city, but the train stations in Gyeongju are located pretty centrally. You can catch the train to Gyeongju from the following train stations in Busan: Haeundae, Dongnae, Bujeon. None of these train stations are actually attached to the subway stations with the same names so just be aware. The Bujeon train station is within walking distance to the subway though. I hope you enjoy your trip! Please check out some of my other posts and let me know if you have any questions.

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