Anapji Pond, Korea

My favorite place in Gyeongju was Anapji.  It is a temple complex located on a pond.  At night, it is lit up and magnificent.  During the day, it is a nice walk, and pretty… but it should definitely be experienced at night.  We got there just before nightfall, so we had some time to walk around before the sun went down and the lights came up. It was really nice to just walk around the temple center.  It, surprisingly, wasn’t built on the side of a mountain, so the less hiking inclined (me) could enjoy it even more. wpid-20140815_184623.jpgBut it really was after the lights turned on that anapji gets pretty spectacular. wpid-20140815_191318_richtonehdr.jpg wpid-20140815_191548.jpg wpid-20140815_192016.jpg wpid-20140815_191805.jpg

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Giant Post Box, Korea

While down in Ulsan, we decided to visit the Giant Post Box, because: why not?  Why is it called the giant post box?

wpid-20140817_110607.jpgBecause that is one giant post box, if I’ve ever seen one.  (I hadn’t until this day.)

The upside of going to see the giant post box, (other than the box itself,) was that it was located on the coast, and it was a gorgeous day.

wpid-20140817_111810.jpgAlong with the giant post box, there were many statues around this part of the coast.

wpid-20140817_111131.jpgTypical of shipping, fishing, whaling communities is the statue of the family waiting for their sailors to return home.

wpid-20140817_111019.jpgThis guy was not so typical, and seemed pretty angry, shaking his fist at the sea.

The biggest surprise of the whole day, was that when you went around the back of the giant post box… you could see inside of it.  And what’s inside of it? wpid-20140817_110905.jpg

An actual post box!  Twist.