▲Seokguram Grotto [UNESCO World Heritage], harmoniously blending with Eastern and Western cultures.
The ongoing Silla-themed exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is currently receiving positive feedback from visitors. The exhibit is also creating a lot of interest in the South Korean city of Gyeongju, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla.
Silla (57 BC – 935 AD) was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. Relics from the Silla Kingdom are considered to have more historical and aesthetic value since Silla is more advanced in culture and arts compared to the other kingdoms in that era. Gyeongju holds most of the Silla relics as the city served as the capital of Silla for nearly 1,000 years.
Take some time this winter to learn more about the culture of Silla. Must-see tourist attractions in Gyeongju include Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, both of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.