Abhinav Singh
GyeongjuYou can reach Gyeongju from Busan in just 1 day. It is just 77 kilometers away. So, if you do not want to stay in Gyeongju, you can still easily make a day trip to Gyeongju and come back the same day.Things to do in Gyeongju:1. Start the day at Bulguksa Temple early morning. The temple which was built in 8th century can be reached by a bus or taxi. It is one of the most beautiful temples of South Korea.2. There is no way you can miss Seokguram Grotto. A small hike from Bulguksa Temple will take you here. It can also be reached by bus. The Buddhist site is known for its impressive statues and incredible architecture.3. Golgulsa Temple is the only cave temple of South Korea. It has an interesting India connection. It as in 16th century when the construction of this temple began. Saint Kwang Yoo and Buddhist monks from India were responsible for the original shrine.4. If you want to observe the ancient Korean lifestyle, The Wolseong Yangdong Village is the place to be. More than 500 years old houses built in Korean architecture still exist here.5. You can visit Tumuli Park to see the Royal Tombs.6. Explore the covered market to experience the local food produce and textiles.7. Gyeongju National Museum is a must visit for specimens from the Silla period.8. The centuries old Cheomseongdae Observatory is the oldest existing observatory in Far East.9. Dabotap is an unusual pagoda which reflects the Silla architecture style.10. Anapji Pond is gorgeous. You must reach here in evening and stay for sometime after dark to see how magical it looks in the artificial lights.