Gyeongju National Museum, Korea

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Gyeongju National Museum, Korea, is a treasure house of Silla Kingdom's one thousand year culture, has been loved by Koreans and people worldwide.

Silla (57 BC – 935 AD) (Korean pronunciation: [ɕilːa]) was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, and one of the longest sustained dynasties in Asian history. Although it was founded by King Park Hyeokgeose, who is also known to be the originator of the Korean family name Park (박, 朴), the dynasty was to see theGyeongju Kim (김, 金) clan hold rule for most of its 992-year history. What began as a chiefdom in the Samhan confederacies, once allied with China, Silla eventually conquered the other two kingdoms, Baekje in 660 and Goguryeo in 668. Thereafter, Unified Silla or Later Silla, as it is often referred to, occupied most of the Korean Peninsula, while the northern part re-emerged as Balhae, a successor-state of Goguryeo. After nearly 1000 years of rule, Silla fragmented into the brief Later Three Kingdoms, handing over power to its successor dynasty Goryeo in 935AD.

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Daily 10am -6pm, until 7pm on Saturday and holidays

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Website
www.gyeongju.museum.go.kr
Address
118, lljeongno
Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Gyeongju
780-150
South Korea
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