Korean Trip: Gyeongju (continue)

17Feb12

As I mentioned in my previous post, I was going to show you a photo of the best soft tofu soup we have ever tasted, strangely I couldn’t find any picture of it.Β  We must have drunk it before we had a chance to photograph it πŸ™‚Β  It was that good!Β  Anyway, I did take a snapshot of the restaurant as shown below, I will definitely come back in our next trip if possible.Β  After lunch, we went to Bulguk Temple λΆˆκ΅­μ‚¬ (δ½›εœ‹ε―Ί), which is also located in Gyeongju.Β  The temple served as the center of Silla Buddism and of prayer for protection of country from foreign invasion.Β  Unfortunately, the whole temple was burnt down during Japanese invasion in 1593.Β  The temple was subsequently rebuilt and restored but not until some 80 years later.Β  Inside the temple you will find the original Korean National Treasure No. 20 & 21, the Dabotap and Seokgatap respectively.

The restaurant with the best spicy soft tofu soup (μˆœλ‘λΆ€ 찌개)

The restaurant with the best spicy soft tofu soup (μˆœλ‘λΆ€ 찌개). Literally soup with heavenly taste πŸ™‚

On our way to Bulguksa

On our way to Bulguksa, the store on the right sells roof tiles on which you can inscribe your wishes and prayer.

View of Jahamun

View of Jahamun

This thirty-three steps stairway lead to Jahamun. The lower portion is called Cheongungyo and the upper is Baegungyo.

This thirty-three steps stairway lead to Jahamun. The lower portion is called Cheongungyo and the upper is Baegungyo.

Taken at the buttom of Cheongung Bridge

Taken at the buttom of Cheongung Bridge

Bulguksa

Bulguksa

Bulguksa

Bulguksa

Bulguksa

Bulguksa

Wayne, Jin and me

Wayne, Jin and me

Part of Dabotap in the foreground.

Part of Dabotap in the foreground.

Seokgatap in the foreground, Dabotap at the back...and me...the one with purple jacket in front of temple looking blank :)

Seokgatap in the foreground, Dabotap at the back...and me...the one with purple jacket in front of temple looking blank πŸ™‚

Bulguksa

Bulguksa

Jin's brother - hymm...wondering what was in his mind, must be terribly bored :P

Jin's brother - hymm...wondering what was in his mind, must be terribly bored πŸ˜›

Bulguksa

Bulguksa

Bulguksa

I always wonder how it will sound like πŸ™‚

Bulguksa

Bulguksa

Gaining extra power after temple visit?

Gaining extra power after temple visit?

 

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One Response to “Korean Trip: Gyeongju (continue)”

  1. 1 ylau

    levitation skills!!!


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