Gyeongju (경주시), known as the "Museum without Walls", is home of the Shilla dynasty which dates back from 57 BC and survived for the next 1,000 years. Gyeongju was the capital and at its height of power had approximately 1 million inhabitants. The 'Tumuli' (i.e.
From the Gyeongju Travel Guide
The location is excellent, a couple of minutes from the railway station. It is down an alleyway on the left hand side and if you get to the traffic lights you have gone too far. The owner / manager spoke reasonable English. The breakfast was basically eggs and toast but as much as you liked whenever you liked. ... more
We were the first European to stay in this new guesthouse... so it was special for our host to have us ! She was very friendly even though her English was not so good. We met many nice people there. The atmosphere is such that you easily make some new friends without any problems. ... more
is it safe to live Gyeongju in South Korea? ...
Seoul - Is it worth it?
It's cheaper than Japan and I rather enjoyed it. Lots of palaces, some good temples, and great food which is afforable (especially after Japan). Personally I liked Busan and Gyeongju better - Busan ...
Hiya Bex76, you certainly could see quite a bit in 7 days... depending on what you are into there's plenty to do in and around Seoul (including a DMZ tour), Seoraksan National Park (although there are heaps of NP's through-out Korea), I really loved Gyeongju and Haeinsa (you may not have time to go ...