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Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong

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Address: 37, Wangneung-ro, Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do 32535, South Korea
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The Tomb of King Muryeong's final resting place

and his wife's. He ruled the Baekje Kingdom from 501 to 523. This is one of the rarely intact tombs and major archeological discoveries in Korea. The tomb was accidentally... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My mom and I had been wanted to come here for a while and it was so amazing. It was more than we were expecting and really great walk on those hill with the tombs. It was sorrounded by pine trees and at the top, we could see the castle. It has a similar feeling to be in Asuka village... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

and his wife's. He ruled the Baekje Kingdom from 501 to 523. This is one of the rarely intact tombs and major archeological discoveries in Korea. The tomb was accidentally discovered during water drainage work on the No. 5 & 6 tombs in 1971. It had been untouched by grave robbers and thieves for over a millennium, and when it... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

When you visit here, don't expect to see the actual tomb as it has been resealed to preserve the artifacts. What you actually see is a replica of the tombs in the museum. It's interesting, but probably something I would just visit once in a lifetime. Guide said that the real artifacts are located in other museums

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

I had an enjoyable tour with a tour guide that speaks excellent English. One of the activities will be trying out archery and had enjoyed shooting arrows flying everywhere hahaha

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

During the visit to a national treasure, one can appreciate the wisdom, skill and artistry of ancient architects, masons, carpenters. The tombs were so skilfully and scientifically designed. Artistically scientific and scientifically artistic artefacts during the glorious days of Korean kings kept in remembrance! Recommended for families.

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Holon, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

In this area of Gongju were excavated few ancient tombs, one of them #7 was discovered accidentally ,and there were remnants of King Muryeong of Baekje kingdom,tomb has arched chamber build of black bricks,,.Grave was untouched by thieves,and all objects were as they were put before 1500 years.

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Charlestown, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Interpretive center was very nice to learn about the tomb and how it looks inside since you can't go into the actual tomb. Didn't have much time to look everywhere, but it seemed to offer nice walks and museums around the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

As far as things to do in west-central South Korea go, this is among the best for those interested in history. In 1971, workers were digging water drainage for nearby archeological sites, but what they uncovered was a 6th century burial mound. This is the tomb of King Muryeong (Sama was his personal name), the king of Baekje who maintained... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

For those interested in Korean history, this type of site will be interesting. Gongju, Buyeo, and Iksan are full of Baekje relics including temple ruins, fortresses, palace ruins, and tombs. The exact replica of King Muryeong's tomb will impress most visitors buy its excellent design and craftsmenship. These sites are actually part of a greater complex of sites that is... More 

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Jeonju, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Within easy walking distance of Gongsan Fortress and on the way to the Gongju National Museum. There are seven but six of them were looted during the Japanese occupation of 1910-1945 so it is not known who is buried in them. The tomb of King Muryeong was discovered in the 1970's. You cannot go inside the actual tomb but you... More 

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