Gyeongju Kolon Hotel
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... The most obvious remnants of this culture is their fantastic burial mounds. Like the kings of Sipan, Peru, Bru Na Boinne, Ireland and many others these tombs represent their ascent to the heaven (for lack of a better word). The bodies were laid to rest with multiple servants and items they felt they would need in the afterlife. Prior to their death the person would decide who they would take into the after life ...
... don't have that long of a life span.
Their ranks may be many, but I was a little surprised to find from the time they come alive, the cherry blossoms may last only two to three weeks. Soon after that, they fall and they're replaced with the tree's leaves. Life is graceful, and in its rawest and simplest state it grants freedom, but is it ever fleeting. How nature bears the agony of such short lived and ephemeral children ...
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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 ...
... 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. ...