For train users (get off at the Daejeon Station and use an intercity bus)
Seoul : Seoul → Daejeon (takes about 50 min. for KTX, 1 hour and 30 min. for Saemaeul train, 1 hour and 30 min. for Mugunghwa train)
Busan : Busan → Daejeon (takes about 1 hour and 50 min. for KTX, 2 hours and 45 min. for Saemaeul train, 3 hours and 15 min. for Mugunghwa train)
Address : 34 Gwangwangdanji-gil, Ungjin-dong, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 314-020 Korea
Address in Korean : 충청남도 공주시 관광단지길 34(웅진동 360번지)
9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Tuesday through Friday
9:00 am – 7:00 pm/Saturday, Sunday, Holiday
Closed on Mondays except holidays.
Admission Fees : Free
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Gongju National Museum manages and preserves the cultural treasures excavated from northern Chungcheongnam-do. It takes special care of cultural treasures discovered at the Muryeong Royal Tomb in 1971. The Muryeong Royal Tomb is the tomb of King Muryeong (501~523) from the Baekje Period, and his queen consort . You can view most of the relics from the tomb at the museum. The current buildings were specifically built to exhibit these relics. Gonju Museum has excavated many other relics and sites. The exhibit hall constitutes of 2 parts. It exhibits over 1000 relics, including National Treasure No.19 and No.4. The first room of the 2nd floor displays the relics from the Muryeong tomb. It is quite a treat to view the golden belt, bracelet and bronze mirrors. There is even a full-scale model of the Muryeong tomb for you to view.
The 2nd room of the first floor displays the relics from the Chungcheongnam-do area chronologically. Outside, in front of the main building, is a garden you can visit after viewing the inside of the museum, and you can see many relics which were excavated from the entire Gongju district. An eye-catching sight is the two large stone bowls, used long ago to store water. Between the relics, there are dozens of golden pine, pine and cherry trees, which are over 70 years old. It is an ideal place for visitors to rest. If you are looking for souvenirs, there is a souvenir shop where you will find many cute souvenirs.
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