As the leaves start to paint the landscape in rich autumn hues, Gyeongju, the ancient capital of Korea, beckons travelers to immerse themselves in its stunning fall foliage and enchanting Pink Muhly meadows. In this guide, we’ll explore the nine must-visit destinations in Gyeongju that offer a breathtaking display of autumnal colors and the whimsical beauty of Pink Muhly. From the serene gardens of Bulguksa Temple to the idyllic shores of Bomunho Lake and the picturesque charm of Dori Village, get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the captivating autumn wonders of Gyeongju.


1. Bulguksa Temple

| Location: 3754 Jungang-dong, Jungwon-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do

 

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Bulguksa Temple, draped in the fiery shades of autumn, transforms into a magical realm of colors during this season. Amidst the vibrant foliage, the Pink Muhly meadows surrounding this ancient temple create a surreal, fairy-tale atmosphere, making it an exhilarating destination for nature lovers and photographers alike.


2. Bomunho Lake

| Location: 446, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

As autumn descends upon Gyeongju, Bomunho Lake emerges as a shimmering canvas of reds, oranges, and golds, making it an irresistible playground for fall enthusiasts. Amidst the kaleidoscope of colors, the Pink Muhly fields add an unexpected touch of whimsy to the scenery, making it an enchanting spot to revel in the season’s splendor.


3. Cheomseongdae Pink Muhly

| Location: 839-1 Inwang-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Amidst the vibrant autumn foliage, Cheomseongdae, the ancient astronomical observatory, stands as a beacon to the past. When the Pink Muhly fields bloom around this historic gem, it’s like stepping into a dreamy, time-traveling adventure through Gyeongju’s rich history and nature’s artistic expression.


4. Gyeongju Forest Environment Research Institute

| Location: 1030-1 Baeban-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Hidden within the enchanting Gyeongju Forest Environment Research Institute, the fall season paints a breathtaking masterpiece. Here, vibrant foliage and blooming Pink Muhly fields collide in an explosion of colors, offering a captivating and exhilarating natural spectacle for all to enjoy.


5. Tongiljeon

| Location: 6 Chilburam-gil, Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

At Tongiljeon, autumn unveils its kaleidoscope of fiery hues, transforming the landscape into a vivid canvas of red, orange, and gold. It’s an exhilarating adventure for nature enthusiasts and a breathtaking experience for anyone seeking the thrill of vibrant fall foliage.


6. Ungok Seowon

| Location: 311, Wangsin-ri, Gangdong-myeong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Ungok Seowon is where autumn’s flamboyant colors paint a lively spectacle that’s nothing short of an exhilarating nature fiesta. Strolling through the vibrant foliage here is like embarking on an adventure through a living, breathing work of art.


7. Gyerim Forest

| Location: 1 Gyo-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

 

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Gyerim Forest during autumn is like stepping into a fiery kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and golds – a thrilling burst of nature’s creativity. It’s the kind of place where every turn reveals a new splash of vivid colors, making it an exhilarating playground for foliage enthusiasts.


8. Dori Village

| Location: Do-ri, Seo-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

 

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Dori Village, nestled amid Gyeongju’s autumn splendor, offers a whimsical journey through vibrant foliage-filled streets, making every stroll feel like an adventure. With its vivid autumn palette, this village transforms into a lively and exhilarating canvas for nature enthusiasts to explore and enjoy.


9. Mujangbong Peak Silver Grass Fields

| Location: 478-1, Bodeok-ro, Gyeongju-si,  Gyeongsangbuk-do

 

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Mujangbong Peak‘s sprawling silver grass fields in Gyeongju are like nature’s dance floor, where you can twirl amid the sea of silvery plumes, creating your own whimsical autumn ballad. As the silver grass sways and shimmers in the crisp autumn breeze, this spot promises an enchanting and exhilarating experience for those seeking adventure amidst the fall beauty.


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