Gyeongju’s WolHeonGgyo Bridge

In 760 under King Gyeongdeok’s reigned, two bridges were constructed across Mucheon Stream in Gyeongju. When only the piers remained and after excavations, tiles and burnt wood were discovered. It was believed that the bridge was originally a tower bridge with a roof.

WolHeonGgyo Bridge, Gyeongju
The middle of WolHeonGgyo Bridge

On my visit a new bridge extended across the stream in the same location as the original. I climbed the steps where the original burnt wood was on display then walked the length of the colourful bridge.

HolHeonGgyo Bridge, Gyeongju
Opposite end of HolHeonGgyo Bridge, Gyeongju

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