Anapji Pond, Gyeongju

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Take a stroll along Anapji Pond, a man-made body of water that used to form part of a lavish, 7th-century palace compound. Abandoned after the fall of the Silla Empire in 935 CE, the pond and its structures were renovated in 1974, during which time an array of relics and artifacts were excavated. Admire the scenic vista of the pond and its ancient buildings, some rebuilt and some originals. In the exhibition hall nearby, you can view over 700 of the thousands of art pieces, religious objects, decorations, and everyday items that were found in the pond area. To visit Anapji Pond on your trip to Gyeongju, use our Gyeongju vacation builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Woji/Anapji pond was also the site of a palace. They've rebuilt a couple of the pagodas, which gives you a great feel for how it would have looked. You can also see the outline of the old buildings an...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I reccomend you to visit here at night though there's a long line. Can't say no more this night view is awesome. It's faster to enter here using credit card than cash. Don't forget to stamp it on the ...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Loved the scenery of this pond, beautiful especially at night. Would recommend to visit in the evening as its cooling and relaxing to go for a walk. Located near the Cheomseongdae Observatory.  more »

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