The landscape of Wanggyeong reflects the city development methods and the ruling ideology of the Silla elites. During the Maripgan period, the Silla elites have constructed Wolseong and Wolseongbuk tomb complex. This was an effort to form an urban infrastructure for the Maripgan and the six-Bu to govern, while it also assisted to seal internal conflicts via traditional ideology. By the mid-ancient period, the urban development of Silla intensified, setting large Buddhist temples and royal tombs as standardized landmarks for the key areas of the Wanggyeong border, and connecting the Wolseong palace with systematically constructed road networks to compensate its drawback of being located close to the southern border of Wanggyeong. This planning of Wanggyeong development was mainly focused on conducting a full-scale development on the area by overcoming the paleogeographic condition, and this plan was supported by Buddhist ideology combined with the idea of the divinity of the crown.
After the mid-ancient period, Silla elites have renewed their governing system by adopting Chinese governing systems and Confucian ideology. Concurrently, they officialized the structure of the royal palace, which had been previously formed, constructed a separate administrative central point (Bukgung), and set major temples, royal tombs, and national ritual structures as preemptive symbols of peripheral developments. The Silla elites have attempted to carry out practical land use through such projects. However, Geumiptaeks with artificial ponds has caused the declination of the Bangri system by causing uncontrolled development, despite the fact that they have stimulated the expansion of the Wanggyeong.