Evening at Anapji Pond

11.11.13

Finally, I arrived at Anapji Pond. I paid the entrance fee (KRW 1,500) and walked inside the gate.IMG_8350 IMG_8351I thought there would be a palace at this site but what I saw mostly was green fields.IMG_8352When 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. IMG_8357 IMG_8358IMG_8353IMG_8361IMG_8366IMG_8367IMG_8368The pond was pretty and not too big. I went around circling it to find a good angle to take my shot.IMG_8355 IMG_8356 IMG_8359IMG_8362IMG_8369Then I saw the flower petals on the pond’s surface and I knew that was the angle that I want.

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As the sun set, the view got more interesting.IMG_8375 IMG_8376 IMG_8378IMG_8380IMG_8382

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.20131111_163357

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