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December 27, 2011

Gyeongju (경주시)

Gyeongju, also known as Gyeongju-si or Kyongju, but not to be mistaken with Gwangju, Jeju or Cheongju (although they all sound the same) is a coastal city in the east of Korea, around 400 kms from Seoul. It used to be the capital of the Silla dynasty and most prominently features a number if little grass-covered hills, which are actually tombs of the late kings.


Apart from the tombs, there are a number of religious sites and temples, and at the time of our visit, they were preparing for celebrating the birthday of Buddha. It is customary to write some good wishes on a piece of ceramic tile, and so did we …of course, after negotiating it down to half price:)


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