After 5 nights and 6 days in Gyeongju, I have this to say: “I want to go back”. I didn’t expect much about the city before my family headed there for our late summer vacation. I thought there was really nothing to do except sight-seeing of a number of historical and cultural places recognized by the UNESCO. How wrong I was! This old city is very charming. I am charmed. There’s a lot that I would like to write about our summer vacation in Gyeongju from the newly-opened outdoor pool of Hilton Hotel to the roofs of the little buildings around the city to the cleanliness and well-maintained environment but let me start with this charmingly simple pictures lining up the streets across the Cheomseongdae Observatory:
The next time you want to throw your old jeans, you might want to think about this. If you can’t line up your streets with these, you might want to use your jeans in the backyard, too.
Though they are not necessarily consistent with the “Silla Kingdom” historical and cultural value of the whole of Gyeongju, they are interesting and eye-catching pieces!