One of our goals for this trip was to see and photograph cherry blossoms. We were disappointed a few days ago when we heard Tokyo was already in the peak of bloom and we're days from getting there. No problem. We found them in Gyeongju!
This city has the nickname of “the Museum Without Walls.” Gyeongju was a capital of the Silla rulers for a millennium starting in 57 BC.
Perched at the lip of the East Sea, yeongju houses an abundance of historic treasures—including South Korea’s largest collection of tombs, temples, rock carvings, pagodas, palace ruins, and Buddhist statuary.
We visited Yangdong Folk Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we explored this representative clan village whose roots date back to the Joseon dynasty. Laid out to incorporate the surrounding natural beauty, the village boasts timber-framed houses, Confucian schools, pavilions, and commoners’ huts. Offering the most authentic glimpse of life going back centuries.
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