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!
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?!).
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.