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  • I noticed that some of them provide home-made sushi at low prices
  • I bought a box containing 16 pieces at a price of KRW 22,000
  • Unfortunately the nice landscaped entrance and the magnificent temple were marred by a new building right in front of the temple


    • by Pusaka

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      Far before we went to Korea, we had planned to visit this city because it accommodates historical sites those centuries old. Gyeongju is located 280 km to the south east of Seoul. This city is not big but fun to visit as there are many tourist spots around and some of which are very good. The main transportation means is city bus. Railway station in the city center only serves all stop trains which take longer time to neighborhood towns. Streamliner, i.e. KTX, stops at Singyeongju which is located outside of the

      city, so you need to get a bus from or to the KTX station.

      I have lunch in a traditional market in Hwarang-ro near Railway Station. There are a number of small food hawkers within the market. I noticed that some of them provide home-made sushi at low prices. Believe it or not that my wife and I ate until very full with just paying KRW 3,000 (around USD 3). Along Hwarang-ro there are a number of fresh fruit sellers. A bag of seedless grape sells for KRW 4,000. There is a nice shopping street along Gyerim-ro. As a small town in general, the shopping street is not that long. At the end of the street, at the intersection with Taejong-ro there is a very famous bakery, Hwangnam Bread. This medium-sized shop was full with customers that afternoon. I bought a box containing 16 pieces at a price of KRW 22,000. The taste is sweet and nice similar to Chinese “moon cake”.

      Gyeongju is well known as the former capital of the kingdom of Silla. For this there are a lot of royal tombs scattered around ...


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      the city. One which is open to public is Daereungwon which is located near Hwangnam Bread shop. The entrance is at Taejong-ro. The admission fee which is only KRW 1,500 worth well as the site is huge, the landscape is beautiful with gorgeous ponds, and hill-shaped tombs. One of them has been excavated, and visitors can explore into the inside of the tomb. Many excavated valuables are exhibited inside there. I admired the way people thought and worked hundreds of years ago in treating persons they respected.

      A large and well known

      temple of Bulguksa is also there in the outskirt of the city. The admission fee is KRW 4,000. Unfortunately the nice landscaped entrance and the magnificent temple were marred by a new building right in front of the temple. I noticed that the new building is used to display objects left over from renovation. They should look elsewhere to place such objects.

      For short, one day seems to be not enough time to explore the whole city and around as there are still Observatory, National Museum, and Anapji pond those had not been visited.




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