South Korea is mostly known for being modern – even futuristic.
And when you’re in the major cities like Seoul and Busan, you can see this everywhere with all the towering buildings, ultra-bright city lights, and high-speed Internet. Even their tourism organizations highlight the country’s dynamism and rapid progress.
Despite this, however, pockets of cultural destinations where visitors can catch a glimpse of Korea’s splendid past remain. One such destination is Gyeongju – the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Silla, home of some of the best Buddhist art in the Far East.
If you’re into ancient cultures and traditions – or just want a break from the fast cars and bright lights of South Korea’s bustling cities – take a day trip to Gyeongju, South Korea’s ancient capital.