Tag Archives: Korean Peninsula

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

The tomb of General Kim Yu-sin

General Kim Yu-sin lived from 595-673 and his tomb was located across Mucheon Stream in one of the regions of Gyeongju National Park. Through Heungmumun gate, a stone path led to the site. Continue reading The tomb of General Kim Yu-sin