A must-visit place to learn about the history of Gyeongju. If you like the history of Gyeongju and the Silla Dynasty and have enough time to travel, it is recommended to visit the National Gyeongju Museum before visiting other scenic spots. There is a general understanding of the history of. Visiting the museum is free, but you need to pick up the ticket at the window of the gate. The museum mainly introduces the process of the Silla dynasty from its founding to its prosperity and then to its decline, including politics, economy, military, religion, and the production and life of the people during the Silla era. Needless to say, the cultural relics displayed in the museum are outside the museum. There are various inscriptions, Buddha statues, Buddha pagoda, and Sanskrit bells, which are just the remains of the Buddhist stone carving art of the Tang Dynasty. When I went there, I only had more than 40 minutes to visit, so I could not savor it. The location of the museum is just south of Banyuecheng ruins, diagonally across from the Wild Goose Pond.
The Gyeongju National Museum, located in downtown Gyeongju, South Korea, is the most concentrated external display of Gyeongju Shilla culture.
The museum occupies a huge area, and multiple halls present the history and culture of the entire Gyeongju region and various cultural relic exhibits, mainly including the Gyeongju History Museum, Donggong Wolchi Hall, Buddha Statue Exhibition Hall, and a local tomb excavation cultural relics exhibition hall. It occupies a large scale and numerous cultural relics. According to the tour guide, Gyeongju has also become the favorite place for Korean parents to take their children on vacation, and learn about their country’s history and culture during the play.
There are many cultural relics in the collection, including numbered national treasures. It can be seen that the word "national" is not in vain. Among them, the huge clock standing in the square at the entrance is the most representative giant national treasure, and all the visitors stop here. The cultural relics taken out from the Tianma Tomb are also the treasures of the town hall here, and the exquisite gold wares of the various Silla nobles and royal families are even more beautiful, which is really amazing after viewing them.
The Gyeongju Museum is free of charge, but you have to pick up the ticket at the ticket office before entering the museum. There are several exhibition halls in the Gyeongju Museum, namely the Shilla History Museum, the Shilla Art Museum, Wolji Hall and the outdoor exhibition hall.
The Shilla History Museum exhibits cultural relics excavated from the huge ancient tombs in Gyeongju City. Golden crowns, crown decorations, belts, earrings and other gold ornaments are dazzling. Through these cultural relics, you can feel the outstanding artistry of the Silla era.
The Shilla Art Museum has a large amount of pottery, and there are various art crafts in the art and craft room. In the Juyin Memorial Room, there are 666 cultural relics donated by Dr. Li Yangxuan to protect the collection.
Yuechi Pavilion exhibits representative cultural relics of more than 30,000 cultural relics excavated from the wild goose pond. Unlike other exhibition halls exhibiting works unearthed from royal tombs, the exhibits here are all daily necessities, reflecting the life style of the people in the Silla era, and there are many types.
The outdoor exhibition area is the courtyard of the museum.
There are different era exhibitions to see in different periods. In comparison, a lot of foreigners from the West come. Mainly this is a place where history is deposited. Visit is free. If you are interested in Korean history, you must check it out. The exhibits are very rich and the content is very detailed, with Chinese introduction.
Gyeongju Museum is divided into 4 halls, Shilla Hall, Temporary Exhibition Hall, Art Museum and Wolchi Hall. The first pavilion is the treasures of the three Silla King Tombs previously excavated, the second pavilion is the recently unearthed King Tombs, the third pavilion is the treasures of various temples in Gyeongju, and the fourth pavilion is excavated from the Goose Pond s things.