Roll 7 features my favourite place in Korea, Gyeongju. It was the capital of Silla, one of the ancient kingdoms that ruled the Korean Peninsular. Because they are many ancient cultural relics and sites scattered around, Gyeongju is known as an open air museum and have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gyeongju is slightly off the beaten track for most tourists but I really recommend that you go there if you are in South Korea. You won't ever see anything like it in the world!
|Gyeongju is full of this little hills. They are actually tombs of the ancient Silla kings, queens, |
royalty and officials! They are the Gyeongju equivalent of the Egyptian tombs
|Cheomseongdae, the oldest surviving |
astronomical observatory in East Asia! Every
piece of brick was used with a purpose!