Tour Program

Night Tour (18:00~21:00)

N-A course HICO → Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond Night View → Cheomseongdae Observatory → Woljeonggyo Bridge → HICO (End of Service) $60

Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond

were the secondary palace site which was used for the palace of the Crown Prince along with other subsidiary buildings. It was also a banquet site for important national event and important visitors. After the fall of Silla, the site was abandoned and forgotten. The pond was referred to as "Anapji" during the Goryeo and Joseon period.

Cheomsengdae Observatory

is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (r. 632-647), it was used to observe stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, and was designated as National Treasure No.31 on December 20th, 1962. Cheomseongdae was built in a cylinder shape with stones 30cm in diameter. 362 stones were piled up to make 27 levels. Roughly 4.16m up from the bottom there is a 1㎡ square entrance and a space to hang a ladder under it.

Woljeonggyo Bridge

A bridge built during the reign of Unified Silla, which served asa good example of the elaborate architectural style of that time. The bridge erected on a traditional wooden structure used to be the passage leading to the southern part of wolseong Palace, the royal palace of the Silla monarchy in Gyeongju. The Woljeonggyo bridge is known to be over 530 years old, and the restoration which started in 2008, is slated to be completed by 2014.
N-B course HICO → Cheomseongdae Observatory → Woljeonggyo Bridge → Jungang Market → HICO (End of Service) $55

Jungang Market

Opened in 1983 as an official market, Gyeongju Jungang Market has almost a hundred years of history. Nearly 700 stores selling clothing, oils, rice cakes, vegetables, general goods, and meat operate with nerly 2,000 workers. The market is held every fifth day, on 2nd and 7th day of each month.
N-C course HICO → Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond → Cheomseongdae Observatory → Gyerim (Land of Morning Calm) → Woljeonggyo Bridge → HICO (End of Service) $60

Gyerim (Land of Morning Calm)

is located between the Cheomseongdae Observatory and Wolseong Fortress. The forest is thickly populated by ancient zelkova and willow trees rooted on gently sloping hills and along the small stream in the northwest part of the woods. According to legend, the forest is closely associated with myths surrounding the birth of Alji, the founder of the Gyeongju Kim clan.