Ever curious about the luxury and lifestyle the ancient royalties once enjoyed? The discovery of Daereungwon Tomb Complex where 23 large ancient tombs of kings, queens, and Silla Kingdom nobles where located, also marks the discovery of ancient treasures such as crowns and jewelry, that sums up to more than 11,000. The most famous tombs being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong.
In an excavation of the area in the 1970s, Cheonmachong was discovered with a painting of a mounted horse. This painting is the only discovered painting from the Silla era. You can also view the inside of Cheonmachong. It houses the bodies of both the king and queen and has over 30 thousand relics and gold accessories.
The unique thing about Hwangnamdaechong is that the queen’s tomb has more luxurious accessories. Through visiting the royal tombs, you can feel the ancient culture of Korea 1,500 years ago when visiting these tombs.
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