Finally, I arrived at Anapji Pond. I paid the entrance fee (KRW 1,500) and walked inside the gate. I thought there would be a palace at this site but what I saw mostly was green fields.When I read the explanation, I realized that this was an excavation site of a palace that once was standing there few centuries ago. There’s a model of what the palace looked like back then. The model was displayed in one of the re-built pavilions along with other artifacts found during the excavation. The pond was pretty and not too big. I went around circling it to find a good angle to take my shot. Then I saw the flower petals on the pond’s surface and I knew that was the angle that I want.
I should’ve brought more food with me so I could stay longer, until the sky turned dark and the lights were on. Next time, I made sure that I did so. Anyway, as much as I’d like to stay, I was getting hungry – especially since I didn’t have lunch. So I took a bus to get back to the city.
If you want to visit Gyeongju, please stay more than 1 night because there are a lot of interesting places here. From dusk till dawn, you’ll see interesting views where the ancient time merged into the present.