Monday, November 2, 2009

Anapji Pond


Anapji in Gyeongju is a beautiful pleasure garden and lake built by King Munmu in 674 as part of his palace.

The Anapji Pond is said to mirror the shape of King Munmu's kingdom at the time and the beautiful lotus pond and surrounding trees are illuminated at night.

Anapji Pond

When the area was restored in the mid-1970s the lake was dredged to reveal thousands of relics fom the Silla dynasty which are now exhibited in the National Museum in Gyeongju.

Anapji Pond

Korea images © Daniel Allen

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