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A Final Visit to Namsan and Farewell Gyeongju!

The morning I left Gyeongju, I had a few spare hours to make one last trip to Namsan, so I decided to check out a few things in the relatively accessible northeastern corner, which is very close to downtown Gyeongju. 368 more words

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Namsan: Hermitage of the Seven Buddhas

As I descended to conclude my Grand Namsan Hike (in Gyeongju), I passed by Chibulam, the ‘hermitage of the seven Buddhas’, which is right next to an ancient Silla rock carving of seven Buddhas. 543 more words

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Namsan: A Hike Through Ancient Silla

Namsan, which means ‘South Mountain’, is south of downtown Gyeongju, and is famous for its many works of Buddhist art from the Silla kingdom left throughout its mountainsides. 607 more words

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Saturday Snow Shots

I thought I’d take a quiet drive through Mount Albion Cemetery this afternoon to see the snow covered monuments. It is always so peaceful and beautiful there – no matter what the season. 217 more words

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The 'Folk Village' and Hanoks of Gyeongju (plus economy and food)

When people, particularly tourists, think of Gyeongju, they think of the ancient Silla Kingdom. This makes sense, since it’s the Silla heritage which sets Gyeongju apart from anywhere else in the world. 904 more words

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