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Submerged Tomb of King Munmu

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Address: 26 Bonggil-ri, Yangbuk-myon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Took the bus from the city all the way here, turned out there was not much to see. The tomb was pretty cool but literally spent only 20 mins to take picture and enjoy the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
Carolina M
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San Francisco, California

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I drove out here on a rented scooter to try and catch sunrise; I figured if the other bad reviews were accurate, at least I could get some East Sea glory. Alas, the weather turned and it was all thoroughly overcast. There really isn't anything to see here - it'd be worth the trip if you could actually cross out... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Took the bus from the city all the way here, turned out there was not much to see. The tomb was pretty cool but literally spent only 20 mins to take picture and enjoy the surrounding. The place is kind of deserted so if you use bus for transportation, just make sure you know the bus time otherwise you will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

It was lovely even on cloudy day. The tomb is small and you can only watch it from the beach but the sea is beautiful. It is not an activity that lasts a whole day, so plan another activity for the same day you visit.

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St. Albert
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We saw this as part of our tour. Cool to note the Kings tomb was out past the reef. Not much to see that way but the beach was great and we spent a few hours on the sand and water. You can rent covered tables to get out of the sun and there was several food kiosks and souvenir... More 

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

the village is not a nice village , not nice houses but just a semi deserted land and the view of simple rocks cannot be discribed like a monument, it's so disappointing

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Valladolid, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Considering that the remains of King Munmu are not confirmed to be here, and that you actually cannot see any tomb, apart from a reef, I would skip the visit all along, unless you want to enjoy the beach and seaside. It is more interesting the legendary story of this place, than what it really has to offer.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Tomb of King Munmu (7th century)cannot be seen since it is placed under water between two rocks off shore. These can be seen and one can imagine the king's burial at his request so his spirit would take the shape of a dragon to ferociously protect his people from Japanese invasions. The surrounding beach is very interesting. One can... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

All it is: Piles of rocks It's really far from many other things and the bus only passes by in 40-50 intervals. The bus sign is small and hard to see The sea is nice and all, but not worth the bus ride

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This was a nice place to spend some time at the ocean. You can rent umbrella tables and there is a variety of food and souvenir shops. The tomb area is just off the coast and at times there are monks that swim out to the tombs .none on the day we were there. It was really hot and we... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

The tomb may be of important significance but from the rock beach there is not much too see and very little information can be found.... nice enough beach for walking and chasing gulls but certainly not worth the effort to include the beach in a tight itinerary of Gyeongju. Further down the beach is Wolsong Nuclear Power Plant and Koradium,... More 

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