Saturday, October 10, 2009

Korea (VII). Gyeongju

Gjeongju used to be the capital of Korea for a long time and it is considered the most historical city in the country. There are 3 World Heritage sites in the city and its surroundings:

1. Bulguksa. A beautiful buddhist temple in the mountains

2. Seokguram Grotto. Not far from Bulguksa, a cave with possibly the best buddhist art in East Asia. The second photo was taken from the internet... not possible to take photos in there.

3. Gjeongju downtown. Full with funerary hills under which the kings of the Shilla dinasty are buried. The shape of these tombs is quite funny...

Some other places are really cool and nice for a stroll...

Do not miss this place if you go to South Korea!!

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