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Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지)
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Gyeongju Donggung Pa... Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지) Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지, 안압지)
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Address
26-1, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 경주시 원화로 102 (인왕동)
Type
Monuments/ Historical Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-772-4041 (Korean)
Homepage
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Introduction
According to the historical records of ‘Samguk-sagi,’ Anapji Pond was built during the 14th year of King Munmu (in power 661-681 AD) of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD). Small mountains were created inside the palace walls, beautiful flowers were planted, and rare animals were brought in to create an exquisitely exotic garden fit for royalty. The pond was originally built in Wolseung Fortress (erected in 101 AD during the Silla period), but the fortress was destroyed and now lies in ruins.

In 1974, an excavation project revealed large spherical shapes (measuring 200 meters in diameter and 180 meters in height) which indicated that 3 islands had been located in the pond. Thanks to these important findings and existing historical records, Anapji Pond has been restored to nearly its former glory.

Imhae jeonji

As one of the detached palaces of the Silla royal family’s main palace, this structure was used as the crowned prince’s palace. Imhaejeon is historically the most important building on the property and records often refer to the whole area as ‘Imhaejin.’

An excavation resulted in the discovery of several buildings: Hoerang (corridor area), Anapji Pond, and five towers in the western part of the area. Some sites have been restored while others have been left in their natural state with only the cornerstones poking out from beneath the ground.
Telephone
+82-54-772-4041
Current Status
[Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, Gyeongju]
Historic Site No. 18 (Designated on January 21, 1963)
Operating Hours
09:00-22:00
Parking Facilities
10 parking spaces
Admission Fees
[Individuals]
Adults: 2,000 won
Teens: 1,200 won
Children: 600 won

[Groups (+30)]
Adults: 1,600 won
Youths: 1,000 won
Children: 500 won

[Day Pass]

Entry to 6 sites: Daereungwon Ancient Tomb, Donggunggwawolji (Anapji Pond), Poseokjeong Pavilion Site, Five Royal Tombs, Tomb of Kim Yu-sin, Tomb of King Muyeol

Individual: Adults 8,000 won/ Youths 4,800 won/ Children 2,800 won
Group: Adults 6,400 won/ Youths 4,000 won/ Children 2,200 won

Entry to 2 sites: Daereungwon Ancient Tomb, Donggunggwawolji (Anapji Pond),

Individual: Adults 4,000 won/ Youths 2,400 won/ Children 1,200 won
Group: Adults 3,200 won/ Youths 2,000 won/ Children 1,000 won

* Note

- The ticket is available at Donggunggwawolji (Anapji Pond), Poseokjeong Pavilion Site, Five Royal Tombs,
   Tomb of Kim Yu-sin, Tomb of King Muyeol.
- The ticket remains valid for 3 days.
  (* Please be advised that even visiting one place with the ticket will make the ticket non-refundable)
- One ticket can be issued regardless of the number of visitors.
Facilities for the Handicapped
Wheelchair free rental service, restrooms, wheelchair ramp
Baby Stroller Rentals
Available
Directions

Seoul to Gyeongju

[Train]
From Seoul Station, take train to Singyeongju station.
(Express KTX Line; operates 20 times a day / Travel Times: 2 hours)
* Operating hours changes on week and weekend.

Or

From Seoul Station, take train to Gyeongju.
(KTX - Mugunghwa Line; operates 18 times a day, stop at  Dongdaegu station / Travel Times: 3 hours)


Dong Seoul Bus Terminal: +82-1688-5979
Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal Service Center +82-1666-5599
Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal +82-54-772-2377
Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal +82-54-741-4000


Gyeongju to Cheonmachong Tomb


From Singyeongju Statation, take city bus 60,61 or 700.
- Get off at Wolseong-dong Juminsenteo (Community Center). (Travel Times: 50 mins)



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