Tumuli Park

The main Tumuli park is an enclosed park space that charged an admission fee. But like most tourist historical attractions in Korea (at least what I’ve experienced so far) – if it’s not free, it’s usually really cheap. In this case, 1500 won (about $1.50CDN). The park area included a nice little walk around the numerous tombs with benches along the way. There was also a nice little pond.

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The main attraction of the park was Cheonmachong, a tomb that has been excavated. The inside space shows you what each burial mound consists of – this was really interesting to see. Plus, the amazing air conditioning inside was a nice relief from the humidity. But in all seriousness, inside was a wood chamber that is covered with boulders and earth. The body would have been put into a wooden coffin and burial goods would be buried alongside the coffin. Cheonmachong showed a replica of what the inner tomb would be like. Simply fascinating.

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