Sunday Snapshot: Anapji Pond [Gyeongju, South Korea]

Anapji Pond (or ‘Samguk-sagi’) is a man-made pond located at the Banwolseong Palace Complex in the coastal city of Gyeongju. It dates back to the Silla Dynasty (roughly 674 CE) and was commissioned by King Mumnu who was heavily influenced by Taoism.

While beautiful during the day, I would suggest sticking around until sunset. The entire complex is lit perfectly for night photography (a sturdy tripod is recommended). Not only the palace buildings, but also the surrounding forest and small river areas have multi-colored lighting.

Gyeonju Temple

For more information:

Visit Korea

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264367

Life in Korea

http://www.lifeinkorea.com/travel2/kyongju/121

360 Cities

http://www.360cities.net/image/night-view-of-anapji-pond-gyeongju-korea-2#358.40,-2.40,70.0

Asian Historical Architecture

http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/koreasouth/gyeongju/anapji.php