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Gyeongju

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Central Gyeongju]
[3 : Bulguksa]
[4 : Seokguram]
[5 : Namsan Mountain]
[6 : Kimchi]
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Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla which lasted for the first millenium and ruled most of the Korean Peninsula between the 7th and 9th centuries. Gyeongju is often referred to as "the museum without walls" because of the exceptionally large number of historical sites from this period spread in and around Gyeongju.

Impressive tumuli are found in parks within Gyeongju, which form the Gyeongju Historic Areas UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with hundreds of sites - ruined temples, stone statues, pagodas, and lanterns - scattered on Mount Namsan, a mountain that was held sacred by the Silla people and nowadays draws as many hikers on a week-end as popular Yosemite trails, despite the fact that even the easiest trail requires 3 hours of hiking. Slightly further from the city, Bulguksa temple (masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist art in the Silla kingdom) and nearby Seokguram Grotto form another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Bell in fog, Seokguram. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Nuns walking with unbrella on foggy path, Seokguram. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Stairs leading to grotto, Seokguram. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Temple at grotto entrance, Seokguram. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Buddha inside Seokguram Grotto. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Stone bridge and fall colors, Bulguk-sa. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Fence with Buddhist symbol, and roof with fallen leaves, Bulguksa. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Daeungjeon (Hall of Great Enlightenment) at dusk, Bulguksa. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Seokgatap (Sakyamuni) pagoda by night, Bulguk-sa. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Yongjang-ri village. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Shrine and carved rock, Namsan Mountain. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Woman giving sacred bread at Sangseonam hermitage, Namsan Mountain. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Women circling stone pagoda, Mt Namsan. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Seated stone Yeora buddha statue, Namsan Mountain. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Tumuli, Namsan Mountain. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Grassy tumuli in autumn. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Burial mounds and hills. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Burial mounds and tombs at night. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Royal tomb of King Michu of Silla by night. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Cheomseongdae observatory at dusk. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Gate and street with lights at night. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Gas station. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Woman baking Gyeongju barley bread. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color) Kimjang kimchi prepared in early winter. Gyeongju, South Korea ( color)
There are 24 color pictures on this page out of 124 color pictures of Gyeongju.

Themes: Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju Historic Areas