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The first 16 miles was bikepath, some of it dirt trail.
A road along the route.
Riding through small farming roads and neighborhoods in rural Ulsan and Gyeongju.
Abby on the ride.
Stopping for a rest on the outskirts of Gyeongju.
The Cheomseongdae, an astronomical observatory built in the 7th century during the kingdom of Silla. It’s built out of 362 pieces of cut granite, which represent the days of the lunar year, 27 circular layers of stone representing the 27th Queen – Queen Seondeok – and 12 large base stones that represent the months of the year. It’s the oldest surviving observatory in all of Asia.
Riding into the city I felt a shocking familiarity, stronger than it should have been. I started to orient myself, to know what comes next. Jumping down from the bus I dug out my umbrella, caught once again in a summer rain storm. 252 more words