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Korea, South

Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Tumuli Park) in Gyeongju. Lasting almost 1000 years (57 BC – AD 935), the Silla dynasty in Korea was one of the longest in recorded history, and the people of that time revered their dead through the erection of tumuli. The largest mounds were, of course, for royalty, and the Daereungwon Tomb Complex in the ancient capital city Gyeongju provides an opportunity to walk around and even inside one of these incredible structures. Five tombs on these grounds are believed to include the founder of the Silla Kingdom, King Baehyeokgeose, his queen Aryeong, and three of the next four kings of Silla.