Gyeongju Kolon Hotel
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... in Ine, where I had climbed the hill as well, you didn't really have a view when you were on the top. So actually the walk towards the top was more interesting as you could look around but had to be careful at the same time not to slip and see where you could stand safely.
When we returned from the mountain it had become dark already and since we had to cross a bridge to go to the next place we could see all the lights along the river.
Not that special actually, ...
... published dissertation. Thank you for reading my disclaimer. See below.
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 ...
... 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. ...
... floors and is broken into many interesting sections. A darkened hall has each of the characters of the zodiac in different display cases. There is also a replica of the famous Seokguram Grotto in Gyeongju