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a city in South Korea, located in the province of Kyongsang-pukto (North Kyongsang). From the seventh through the tenth centuries it was the capital of the state of Silla.

Kyongju had a regular layout and was divided into 1,360 blocks. During the seventh century it was enclosed by a fortified wall. Remnants of the wooden walls have been preserved along with foundations of the palace, which was erected in the seventh century and was destroyed during the 16th century.

Situated in the environs of Kyongju are the temple ensembles of Pulguksa (eighth century, rebuilt in the 14th century) and Bondoksa (eighth century), Punhwangsatap pagoda (634), the Chomsongde astronomical observatory (seventh century), and the Sokkuram cave temple (742–64).

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Gyeongju National Museum is a major attraction in the province as it is second only to the National Museum of Korea in Seoul in terms of the size and quality of the collection and exhibits.
The five-day taekwondo tournament attended by 1770 athletes in various age groups of junior, senior and cadet opened in Gyeongju on Friday.
TOKYO, Feb 18 (KUNA) -- At least ten people died and more than 100 were injured after the roof of a hotel gymnasium packed with students collapsed in the southern city of Gyeongju, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday.
The accident occurred when the roof of the building caved in while more than 500 freshmen were gathered at the building in the Manua Ocean Resort in Gyeongju, Ministry of Security and Public Administration officials said.
A gymnasium at the Mauna Ocean Resort in Gyeongju, some 370 km southeast of Seoul, caved in at around 9:15 p.
The event will bring together young people from 24 countries who will visit cities of Seoul, Gyeongju and the island of Jeju, several temples and other historic sites.
The delegation visited Dongguk University, which is a private, co-educational university with campuses in Seoul, Gyeongju City, North Gyeongsang province and Los Angeles in the United States.
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One of the new nuclear reactors under trial operation in Gyeongju city in southeastern South Korea shut down on Sunday due to a technical glitch, a week after resuming a test run following a stoppage due to flaws in coolant pumps in March, Yonhap News Agency reported Monday.
Gyeongju, Dhu-AlQa'dah 11, 1432, Oct 9, 2011, SPA -- South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik opened here today the 19th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).