SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, GYEONGJU, PART 3,

And further south the camera goes, Gyeongju, ancient capital of the Shilla Kingdom…

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Coloured umbrellas along the markets streets of Gyeongju

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Tumuli Gongwon, Park with 23 Tombs/Tumili of the Shilla monarchs 

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Rice Fields at sunset

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Polaris Tourist Pension in Gyeongju

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Our place for two days at the Polaris Tourist Pension in Gyeongju

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The start of our Namsan Park mountain climb

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Namsan

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Namsan

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Time to climb, it wasn’t all this easy

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Breaking through

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Chilbulam Temple were we were offered a free lunch by the beautiful Buddhist monk

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Chilbumlam Buddha on Namsan Mountain

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Climbing Namsan

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Topside of Namsan

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Another Buddha in the rock

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And another Buddha 

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The view from above

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Another beautiful Buddha

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Cute warnings are everywhere

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Rocks and trees and nature forever

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Temple at base camp

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Street Art 

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The park under night light

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An ancient astrological observatory constructed between AD 632 and 646 

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Divine dining at Dolsolmaeul

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The gardens of the Gyeongju National Museum

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The Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond from 674 CE

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Wolji Pond

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The Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond from 674 CE

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Temple guards at Bulkuk Temple 

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Bulkuk Temple 

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Bulkuk Temple

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Bulkuk Temple 

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Bulkuk Temple

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Lanterns at Bulkuk Temple 

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Bulkuk Temple 

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Bulkuk Temple 

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Bulkuk Temple 

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Bulkuk Temple 

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More Bulkuk Temple Guards, Gyeongju

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The Bell

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The climb to the covered Buddha at Seokguram.

Next Stop Busan…

All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

 

Published by deuxiemepeau

Published poet, writer, baker and former fashion maker, with footprints in Paris, London and Amsterdam but currently back home in Dublin with sights aimed at leaving a mark on the West coast one clear fine day...

16 thoughts on “SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, GYEONGJU, PART 3,

      1. Definitely, there’s still so much more to discover and I need to practice my four Korean words! Maybe add a few more to the collection. Hope the head is feeling lighter

  1. A friend of mine just returned from a trip to Japan with her husband and 8 yr old daughter. I loved the cultural lessons learned from those photos. I feel the same about your trip. And, as I said before, can now add this lovely place to our must visit list.
    Looks like you had a marvelous time!

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