Golden City, Gyeongju

WaljungGyo Bridge

Location & Geography

Location & Geography

  • Far east: 129 degrees, 31 minutes, east longitude, Gampo-eup, Oryu-ri
  • Far west: 128 degrees, 58 minutes, east longitude, Sannae-myeon, Sinwon-ri
  • Far south: 35 degrees, 39 minutes, north latitude, Sannae-myeon, Daehyeon-ri
  • Far north: 36 degrees, 04 minutes, north latitude, Gangdong-myeon, Dangu-ri
  • Location of City Hall: 800 Dongcheon-dong, Gyeongju-si
Classification of the main city streets, separated by a table showing Category, Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Pohang.
Category Seoul Busan Daegu Pohang
National road 365.0km 90.6km 73.5km 29.9km
Highway 359.3km 68.7km 54.0km  
Railway 339.8km 115.2km 75.9km 33.5km
Geographical features

Gyeongju is the ancient capital of Silla,embracing its splendid national culture and history.

  • As one of Korea's national treasures, Gyeongjuis one of the world's most important resources of culture and history.
  • With a clean ocean and magnificent natural scenery along the coast, Gyeongju is an optimal city for leisure and marine tourism.
  • It is a complex urban-rural city where agriculture, livestock and fisheries are developed along with a great natural environment. The city covers ahuge land area (2.2 times larger than Seoul), with fertile soil and a 36km-long coastlineon the East Sea.
  • In addition to establishing itself as a representative city of tourism with its historical-cultural heritage, Gyeongju is currently promoting three major national projects with a view to becoming a city of cutting-edge technology.

Gyeongju has four distinct seasons. Due to its continental climate, there are great temperature differences in the city. The inland area is a basin, causing higher temperatures during the summer as compared with the coastal areas of the city. The city’s annual average temperature is 12.5°C and precipitation is 1,157mm. Typhoons pass through the region three to four times every summer.