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A volcanic column joint zone

Along a two kilometre stretch of Gyeongju’s coastline at Yangnam was a walkway where I passed columns of rocks scattered next to the East Sea shoreline. Continue reading A volcanic column joint zone

An ancient underwater tomb

200 metres off South Korea’s eastern shore from Bonggildaewangam Beach lay King Manmu’s tomb. Within a natural cluster of rocks his remains were buried under the tortoise-shaped rock lying underwater in the centre of the rock formation. Continue reading An ancient underwater tomb

Three-storey pagodas

After unifying the three kingdoms on the Korean Peninsula in the latter half of the 600s AD, King Munmu-wang, the 30thruler of Silla began construction on Gameusaji temple in the hope of repelling Japanese invasions. Because he died before its completion, his son, King Sinmun completed the project in 682 AD. Continue reading Three-storey pagodas

Busan’s Dongbaek Park

I climbed to the highest point in Dongbaek Park expecting a view of the East Sea from this southern part of Busan, but dense forest gave this section an enclosed feeling. Descending the steps on the southern end of the peninsula, the sea stretched out with a 180 degree view. Continue reading Busan’s Dongbaek Park