When visiting another country, it’s always incredible to put into perspective just how young the USA is compared to other nations. Today we visited Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla Dynasty, which lasted in Korea from around 57 BC – 935 AD. The United States is only 250~ years old, in contrast. The highlight of the day was visiting Bulguksa Temple, which houses 6 national Korean treasures. I was happy to get an unobstructed panorama of the inside of one of the pagodas.
All of this followed our visit to Seokguram Grotto, another Buddhist temple overlooking the sea from the peak of a mountain. The views were unbelievable themselves, and the accompanying history was overwhelming. I wish we were allowed to take photos inside!!