Capture a Crescent

Capture a Crescent

Journal Entry: 5/30/2009

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Bulguksa Museum in Gyeongju; otherwise known as a tourist trap. We learned about the history of the temple and got to see original artifacts and statues from the archaeological dig.




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Next we went to the actual Bulguksa Buddhist temple. This is the place of the Dabotap and Seokgatap stone pagodas.

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Following we visited a park with a whole mess of mounds. At first I thought they were real but during the tour I found out they were tombs. The most famous is denoted as the Heavenly Horse Tomb.

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Next we went to see a Buddha in a cave. This was in the mountains and faces the East Sea; thought to be used as a protection of the country from Japan Invasion and any Tsunamis or Typhoons.

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Then we went to the site of Cheomseongdae. This is the oldest surviving astronomical observatory in East Asia There was a crescent on the fence surrounding the observatory. I “caught a crescent” to submit to my sorority.

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