Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond

July 1, 2015


This place is set up for romance. It is quite simply beautiful, relaxing, and magical. The lighting is really spectacular and the landscaped views of the palaces across the Wolji pond are breathtaking.


It is very popular with young Korean couples so expect some hand holding, pecks on the lips, and lots of selfie sticks!


We caught this person in the act, it’s not a selfie but it gives you the idea.

There was relaxing music played from speakers in the trees and running water that was lit from below everywhere. It was a great atmosphere.


You can walk around the lake as many times as you want, which is brilliant, and there are seating areas to sit, relax and watch the sun set over the pond. To have seating areas in parks in Korea is fairly uncommon.

These are the three buildings that survived from the Gyeongju Donggung Palace


We took a stroll back to our guesthouse through the nice observatory park which was also very pretty.


This was built as an observatory in the seventh century! And is shaped like a milk bottle.