A popular traditional restaurant near the tombs in Gyeongju.
The best way to get around Gyeongju is on the back of an electric scooter.
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. [...]
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 [...]
All throughout Gyeongju are tombs that look a bit like giant hills or mounds. Accross from Nordic is the Daereungwon Tomb complex famous for Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong Tomb. Hwangnamdaechong Tomb is the biggest, with two tombs of a royal husband and wife and a remarkable amount of gold and relics buried with them. However you can't see in [...]