Gyeongju – the old capital

We did a pit stop between Seoul and Busan on our way South, to see some of the countryside and to look at some historic places. So we went to Gyeongju, which was the capital of Silla from 57 BC – 935 AD, to see where the treasures we had seen at the Korean History museum in Seoul were found.

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All the treasures were found in old burial mounds of kings, like these.

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We walked through the park of historic mounds.

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Had lunch at a Japanese restaurant. They do distinct Korean Japanese food.

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Neo-Korean, maybe?

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Umbrella as an fashion statement.

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Traditional teapots of clay.

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Love the details of the buildings.

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Especially the colours.

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And we found a beautiful tree (I’m actually looking at the ants on the tree trunk in this picture).

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Yes, that is my swimsuit 😉

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We found this amazing place.

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Where they grew squash.

 

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Also these prickly things.

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And just behind them we found flowers!

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They had this car that would drive the tourists around.

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Notice the dark skies behind her? We bought an umbrella from her just an hour later, I think, because we were drowning in the downpour.

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This is where they found the big crown and everything.

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And then, in the middle of a field, we found this picture board of a princess on a horse. Which of us is the prettiest one?

 

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