If I take just one thing from our visit to Gyeonju, it’ll be this.
The busy town is broken up by expanses of parkland. In these parks are tumuli – large grassy mounds. Some are fairly small, some are enormous. Each one is the burial place of a monarch from the long-enduring Shilla dynasty, which lasted from 57 BC to 935 AD, or one of their family. Like the Egyptian pyramids, these mounds contained fabulous treasures: we’ll go and see some tomorrow.
For us, these mounds are striking enough, even without sight of their treasures. I wonder why they’re so little known outside Korea?