Korea

16-19 April 2013

We took a quick trip to South Korea this week. Our main purpose was naturally to eat a lot of Korean food but we also enjoyed visiting the historic town of Gyeongju, the former capitol of the ancient Silla kingdom.

First, the food.

Our favourite restaurant in Gyeongju.IMG_8775_small

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We chose the smallest menu on the card….overwhelming!IMG_8755_small

Below follows a series of recommended exercises for good health and to help survive large and tasty Korean dinners! IMG_8763_small

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In Gyeongju we finally found cherry blossoms!IMG_8682_small

And we found a lot of friendly Korean ladies with big hats.IMG_8639_small

Photos from Gyeongju…IMG_8642_small

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We also visited the famous Bulguksa Temple outside Gyeongju. Together with around 100.000 Korean school children… IMG_8701_small

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Later we walked up to the Seokguram Grotto. The grotto houses a beautiful seated buddha in white granite (no photos!). Here is the entrance to the grotto and a few pictures from the surroundings.
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