Gyeongju (경주) was the capital of the Silla Kingdom, a dynasty that flourished for almost one thousand years of Korea’s proud five thousand year history. The Silla (신라) Kingdom was originally established in the southern area of modern-day Korea, but eventually spread as it banded together with neighboring states and became known as «Unified Silla». The Silla Dynasty was one of the most developed civilizations in the world during that time period. People came from faraway lands to trade with the Silla people, many even settling in the area. Silla was said to be a land of extravagance and forward thinking.
Busan is Korea’s largest port city filled with endless excitement and pleasant surprises. Every year, tens of thousands of visitors from all over the country and around the world flock to Haeundae, Songdo and Gwangalli Beaches to relax or to attend festivals. The city annually hosts the International Fireworks Festival and the Busan International Film Festival, while regularly holding various events at Centrum City, the world’s largest department store. Other must-see tourist sites include Taejongdae Resort overlooking the sea, Yongdusan Park, Yonggungsa Temple on a cliff, and the Jagalchi Market.
Points of interest/ itinerary:
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto
- See Anap Pond(Anapji) at a Silla palace in Gyeongju National Park
- Jagalchi Market: Relax and release all your stress with fresh seafood
- Yonggungsa Temple: The temple on the seaside stiff
- The only UN Memorial Cemetery: Vestige of 16 combatant nations of the Korean World