Anapji Pond, Gyeongju Also called Wolji, the pond was made during the reign of King munmu of Siila kingdom. It was used as the secondary palace for the crown prince. Thus the palace was called Donggung. It also served as a banquet site for important national events and important visitors. After the fall of Silla, the site was abandoned and forgotten. The pond was referred to as "Anapji" during the Goryeo and Joseon p..
Daewang-am just after the typhoon Recently typhoon Lingling, the 13th of the year, has cept past the Korean peninsula. But the typhoon could not swallow this rocky islet, Daewang-am, or the Great King's Rock, about 200m off the coast here, which is the undersea tomb of Munmu-wang(661~681), the 30th ruler of the Silla Kingdom(57B.C~ 935). 태풍 링링이 지난 직후의 경주대왕암 慶州大王巖 photo by Seyun Oh
Jeonghyesa Temple Site 13 storied Stone Stupa from the Unified Silla Kingdom Period, Gyeongju The Buddhist temple vanished long time ago. The stupa is its only witness.
East Sea by Daewangam Rock Islet Daewang-am 대왕암 大王岩, or the Great King's Rock, about 200m off the coast here, is the undersea tomb of Munmu-wang 문무왕 文武王 ( r. 661~681), the 30th ruler of the Silla Kingdom(57B.C ~ 935). It is said that the King was cremated in a Buddhist ritual and his ashes buried here according to the King's instruction that he be cremated and buried in the East Sea so that he could become a dragon to protect S..
A Turtle Walking out of Eternity A turtle-shaped Pedestal of a Monument from the Unified Silla dynasty era at Sacheonwangsa Temple Site, Gyeongju 慶州四天王寺址龜趺 / 경주 사천왕사지 귀부 No matter how long a turtle lives, isn't he overburdened with life because he is 1,300 years old? 거북이가 아무리 오래산다 한들, 천삼백년을 넘으니, 버겁지 아니하겠는가? Photo by Seyun Oh