Gyeongju National Park

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경주국립공원, 慶州國立公園
Gyeongju National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Anapji Pond-Gyeongju-Korea-2006-07.jpg
A reconstructed pavilion at Anapji pond
Area 137.09 km2 (52.93 sq mi)
Established 31 December 1968
Governing body Korea National Park Service
Gyeongju National Park
Hangul 경주국립공원
Hanja 慶州國立公園
Revised Romanization Gyeongju Gungnip Gongwon
McCune–Reischauer Kyŏngju Kungnip Kongwŏn

Gyeongju National Park (Korean: 경주국립공원, 慶州國立公園) is located in the province of Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea, and is the country's only historical national park.[1] It was first designated a national park in 1968. The park covers many of the principal Silla historical sites in Gyeongju City. It is divided into several non-contiguous sections: Gumisan and Danseoksan sections to the west of the city center; Hwarang, Seo-ak, Sogeumgang, and Namsan sections in the heart of Gyeongju; Tohamsan section to the east, and Daebon section on the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea).


  1. ^ "Gyeongju: Intro". Korea National Park Service. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 

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Coordinates: 35°52′03″N 129°13′21″E / 35.86750°N 129.22250°E / 35.86750; 129.22250

it is in the second most largest city in South Korea