Destinations

A One-day Trip to Gyeongju World Amusement

Finally, Summer Vacations have started after a long busy week if one is planning for a short one-day trip a most recommendable will lighten up the good weekend trip to Gyeongju World is known as a theme park located in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea. Gyeongju World Amusement operates all year. The park is complete with thrilling rides, convenient amenities, and restaurants for a full day of fun and enjoyment.   

Gyeongju World was established in May 1985 at a site of about 80,000 pyeong in Bomun Complex in Gyeongju. Gyeongju World Amusement in the theme park business operates over 30 amusement rides, California Beach in the 33,000m super-large water park business that opened in June 2008, and the renewal and new zones Snow Park and Draken Valley. It is a theme park equipped with comprehensive recreational facilities that are leaping forward as the central axis of the leisure tourism sector in the southern region.

The amusement park is so much fun and exploring so many rides, gardens, and many more. Gyeongju Amusement park is suitable for all ages from toddlers and adults. The whole amusement park is packed full of people and mostly school students. If you love thrilling games and rides you will definitely enjoy all the games and rides the whole day and fall for all these games:

  • Draken Valley: This is a valley with the 6th in the world, 90-degree dive coaster vertical descent height of 63 meters up to 2 drops. The place where ‘The Last Treasure Ring’ is hidden is Draken Valley.
  • Klake: Klake is a thrilling ride that rotates in 360 degrees.
  • Mega Drop: This can make you feel like you are falling from the sky 70m above the ground.
  • Phaethon: This is the world’s strongest inverted roller coaster.
  • Droll’s Wizard Train: This is a magical village train with a fun and exciting train journey with the naughty droll which is also known as Children’s Train.

Besides that, there are so many rides for everyone with typical carnival attractions, food stalls, and family fun rides like bumper cars. Everyone will have an amazing time enjoying all the rides.

Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park occupies some significant square mileage near the Bomun Lake area. An 8000-won ticket covers all of the “attractions” in the park which used to charge separate fees that added up to over 20,000 won which would’ve been criminal given the quality of the sights.

The first stop Gyeongju Expo Memorial Center had a Paik Nam June piece (which wasn’t even turned on) and some displays on all the cultural expos hosted in Gyeongju, none of which couldn’t hold even 15 seconds of attention. The beautiful elegant view from the top was so refreshing. The Timeless Media Art was projected on dark rooms which supposedly represented the famous Gyeongju sights when they resembled lightings from cheap rural nightclubs. Going to the top of Gyeongju Tower was so beautiful with some good views from the top and a cool diorama of Silla-era Gyeongju.

It’s only one ride from Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal, bus number 150, 100 or 100-1 can take you there and it’s not quite far, maybe a 25-minute bus ride. This place is good for family or friends who love to go on rides.

🇮🇳 Suparna Karmokar

A passionate writer about South Korea.