Gyeongju Kolon Hotel
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... s off to Bulguksa Temple complex. Sitting on a ridge overlooking Gyeongju this complex was originally founded in the 600's. Unfortunately it was sacked by the Mongol's and many other invading forces. The currently complex is mostly a recreation from the 1970s but some of the structures are from the 1700's. Built in the traditional style with ornate carvings warding off evil and showing the status of the original ...
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In a nutshell, Gyeongju has undergone some dramatic changes since the year 500 BC. (That's AD, for those who like tradition.) Since that time, the city (and country) has been infused with Buddhism as its go-to religion. The entire language known as Hangul was constructed so that the Korean populace's literacy rate would improve. Gyeongju ...
... around the city centre together, past some impressive burial mounds and then got a taxi to Bulguksa Temple, which turned out to be quite a way out of the city. Out in the fresh, sweet, autumnal air, it felt like I had taken my first genuine breath in six weeks. I started my old pondering habit again, wondering if my South Korea blues was merely just a product of being a country bumpkin who had just found herself right ...
... many hikers.
There were regular sign markers about every 100m to indicate the distance and direction to significant landmarks. On the trail was a headless Buddha about 500m in.
There was a hermitage I was trying to get to which is actually a branch off point from the main trail. ...
... had three standing female buddhas. It is said their expressions change throughout the day depending on the sunlight.
The complex had several other scenic buildings in the gardens.
Next door was Mangwolsa Temple, a more traditional styled temple but with large painted doors. ...