Cheonmachong Tomb – Which was for an unknown king of the Silla Kingdom


Cheonmachong Tomb @ KTO

Cheonmachong Tomb @ KTO

Large ancient tombs of kings and noblemen of the Silla Dynasty can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb). There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong. In an excavation of the area in the 1970′s, Cheonmachong was discovered with a painting of mounted horse. This painting is the only discovered painting from the Silla Era.

You can also view the inside of Cheonmachong.There are 11,526 remains and crowns of the king inside the tomb demonstrating the lavish lifestyle of the king. Another tourist attraction is Hwangnamdaechong, which is the largest ancient tomb. It houses the bodies of both the king and queen and has over 30 thousand relics and gold accessories.