|Poseokjeongji (Poseokjeong Pavilion) (경주 포석정지)|
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|Standing on a rock next to a stream, Poseokjeongji (Poseokjeong Pavilion
- surface area 7,432㎡) was designated as private monument No.1 on January 21, 1963. The location is originally where the royal villa of the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.~A.D. 935) had been, but the building no longer exists, and only a stone waterway shaped as a shell is left in its place.
Poseokjeongji (Poseokjeong Pavilion) was named so as the shape of the rock grooves, winding and shaped like an abalone. Poseokjeong is built with 63 kinds of rock materials. It is 35cm wide, 26cm deep on average, and the total length is about 10 meters. It is said that the Namsan Valley water was brought here, and was spewed out through a stone turtle, but the stone turtle does not remain today.
This is where the Silla Kings had come with their officials and nobles. It is said that they would float their wine glasses on the water where the water would flow along the stone groove, and they would recite poems before their glasses floated up to them.
Next to Poseokjeongji (Poseokjeong Pavilion), Poseok valley was also much loved by the Silla people for its clean water and beautiful features. That is precisely why the palace villa of Silla was built here. Nowadays there are zelkovas, pine and bamboo woods preserving the cozy and relaxing atmosphere.
|Historic Site No. 1 (Designated on January 21, 1963)|
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|(S) 34 cars / (L) 19 cars parking lot
* Parking Fees - (S) 2,000 won / (L) 4,000 won
* Groups are more than 30 persons.
|1. From Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal or Gyeongju Station, take city bus #
505-1, 507 and get off at Poseokjeongji (Poseokjeong Pavilion) (runs frequently, 20 minute ride). Walk 5 minutes.
2. Taxi takes 15 minutes from Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal (5 km).