Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond/ Anapji Pond 경주 동궁과 월지/ 안압지

After our visit to Cheomseongdae we headed to Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (previously known as Anapji pond). Like Cheomseongdae we returned on our last night of our trip after seeing how empty Cheomseongdae was and were plesantly surprised it was empty as well, making for a much more pleasant experience.

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Tickets for Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond are 2,000 won per adult and they stop selling tickets a half hour before closing (their palace hours are from 9am-10pm).

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Donggung Palace was home during the Shilla dynasty for the crown prince. Several articfacts can be found in one of the first traditional buildings that also give a great view of the pond at night. The pathway loops around into the park/garden space, allowing a nice walk around the pond before you reach the enterance/exit again. The rainy Saturday night after Chuseok was a much more enjoyable walk, where we could easily enjoy the quiet of the night and the view uninterupted. It’s very beautiful at night.

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