Save the Pond for Night
Fill a day visiting the ancient temples, astronomy observatory and burial grounds in Gyeongju, South Korea. As a UNESCO World Heritage center, most of the sights are tightly packed within walking distance. But whatever you do, save the Pond for night. Anapji Pond is surrounded by palace buildings from the Silla dynasty, from about 1,300 years ago. In the late 1970s, the South Korean government restored the palace complex buildings along the pond's edge, which are now connected by a gentle wooded path. All of the buildings are lit up and reflected in the water at night. Gorgeous. Plan on about one hour to stroll the circumference, leaving time for pictures, of course. Open to visitors from 9 AM to 10 PM. The entrance fee is 1,000 won; or about $1 US.
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