Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond were the secondary palace site which was used for the palace of the Crown Prince along with other subsidiary buildings and it also was the banquet room for important national event and important visitors. After the fall of Silla, followed by Goryeo and Joseon, the site was named ‘Anapji’ instead. Later, a fragment from a pottery which the carved letter “Wolji” was found in 1980s and it revealed that Wolji contained the meaning of the pond reflecting moon. Thus, the name ‘Anapji’ was changed to the current – ‘Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.’
Popular nearby, compatible sites for a private tour in Gyeongsangbukdo:
Gyeongju National Museum
Seokbinggo Ice Storage
102, Wonhwa-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 경주시 원화로 102 (인왕동)
* Ticketing and admission is 30 minutes before closing.
* Visitors are advised to purchase tickets at least a few hours before the closing of ticket sales to avoid disappointment as there tend to be many visiting for the night views.
N/A (Open all year round)
Adults: 2,000 won / Teenagers: 1,200 won / Children: 600 won
Adults: 1,600 won / Teenagers: 1,000 won / Children: 500 won
* Adults (ages 19-64) / Teenagers (ages 18-13) / Children (ages 7-12)
* Groups: 30 people or more