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Bomun-sa, Seongmodo’s Temple of Having Sons

Just to the west of Ganghwa Island is another, smaller island, Seongmodo. Ganghwa is connected to the mainland by bridge, but Seongmodo is not connected to anywhere by bridge. Therefore, one goes to Seongmodo by taking a ferry from Ganghwa. … Continue reading

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The Treasures of King Muryeong at the Gongju National Museum

I walked over the hill from the tomb of King Muryeong of Baekje, in the present-day town of Gongju. As I’ve said before, Gongju was once Ungjin, the capital of the ancient Baekje kingdom, and the Baekje heritage of both … Continue reading

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Jirisan National Park: Ssangyesa, Temple of the Twin Streams

So the end of my epic two-day hike where I got to and from mainland South Korea’s highest peaks by paths less trodden was Ssangyesa Temple. Ssangyesa, which means ‘Twin Streams Temple’, is right in the center of Jirisan National … Continue reading

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Seokbulsa: The Really Cool Temple I Visited with Polish Tourists

After hiking through Geumjeong Fortress, I decided to make my way to the hermitage of Seokbulsa. Once I descended from Nammum, I had to find my way to a windy, steep road going up. Along the road, I met up … Continue reading

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A Final Visit to Namsan and Farewell Gyeongju!

The morning I left Gyeongju, I had a few spare hours to make one last trip to Namsan, so I decided to check out a few things in the relatively accessible northeastern corner, which is very close to downtown Gyeongju. … Continue reading

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Namsan: Hermitage of the Seven Buddhas

As I descended to conclude my Grand Namsan Hike (in Gyeongju), I passed by Chibulam, the ‘hermitage of the seven Buddhas’, which is right next to an ancient Silla rock carving of seven Buddhas. First of all, I like the … Continue reading

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Namsan: A Hike Through Ancient Silla

Namsan, which means ‘South Mountain’, is south of downtown Gyeongju, and is famous for its many works of Buddhist art from the Silla kingdom left throughout its mountainsides. It is both part of Gyeongju National Park and the ‘Gyeongju Historic … Continue reading

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