Gyeongju (sort of) part 3

21 Sep

While in Gyeongju we spent a day and went to the sea for a little swim.  It wasn’t the nicest beach since it was all rocks, and the water was SO COLD!  As soon as you get in your skin starts to tingle from the cold.  Kinda nice in the super hot sticky weather of Korean summers.

The beach is also near the site of the Undersea Tomb of King Munmu of the Shilla.  Apparently his wish when he died was to become a dragon to watch over the Shilla and this is how it’s done.  His ashes were dumped or sunk in the rocks a little ways off the shore and a memorial was built for him on top.

The next day we were to head home but first we decided to go check out Bulguksa, one of the famous temples near the city. It is surrounded by little bridges and gardens.  So beautiful!!!



2 Responses to “Gyeongju (sort of) part 3”

  1. Stacey_Riordan September 22, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    Looks like an awesome break Laura! I never got there, I miss Korean adventures!

  2. v. September 23, 2010 at 3:17 am #

    That looks amazing! Not a fan of rocky beaches (although I’m so sick of winter any beach would do right now!) but that Bulguksa place looks great!

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