A popular traditional restaurant near the tombs in Gyeongju.
The best way to get around Gyeongju is on the back of an electric scooter.
Gyeongju is a beautiful city rich in history. While there we ate tons of delicious food and visited plenty of cafes. Near our hostel was Cafe Cattle and Bee which we stopped by for breakfast one morning. I ordered a delicious mint latte (left) and thought I ordered a fruit cup and instead ended up [...]
After our scavenger hunt at Bulguksa we grabbed lunch near the bus stop in the little town, picking a shop filled with other people close to our bus stop that served donkatsu. After our quick lunch we waited at the bus stop for the only bus going further up the mountain to the Seokguram Grotto. [...]
The day after Chuseok we planned another day trip, heading up Tohsmsan Mountain to visit Bulguksa Temple. We took the bus (11) up the mountain, relieved that we had decided to do so since on our first day we thought everything was in walking distance. It took a little over an hour before we were [...]
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. Tickets for Donggung Palace [...]
Cheomseongdae is an astrological observatory located in a big park in Gyeongju. It's the oldest observatory still standing in Asia, having been built in the 7th century by the Shilla Kingdom's queen Seondeok. It's free to visit, and when we went on Chuseok night, incredibly popular. Due to how crowded it was we ended up returning on our [...]