GONGJU CITY

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Gongju National Museum

  • Address4, Gwangwangdanji-gil, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do (360 Ungjin-dong)
  • Opne hours9 AM to 6 PM (9 AM to 9 PM on Saturdays from April to October, 9 AM to 7 PM on weekends; Cultural Week: 9 AM to 9 PM on Wednesday and Saturday in the last week of every month)

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This is a thematic museum that sheds light on the history of Gongju. It contains the King Muryeong’s Royal Tomb Hall, which provides a deep insight into Muryeong, the 25th king of Baekje, and the Prehistoric and Ancient Culture Hall, which presents the history and culture of Chungcheongnam-do Province from the Old Stone Age to the Unified Silla Period.
Buddhist artifacts excavated from the Gongju area are on display in the outdoor exhibition zone, and they include the stone structures from the Daetongsa Temple site and a statue of the seated Buddha from Seohyeolsa Temple site. When you climb the Samawangdulle-gil (back road of the museum), you will come across the Jeongjisan Historical Site, where rituals were conducted in the Ungjin Baekje Period. Here, you can take in a full view of Gongsanseong Fortress and the Geumgang River.