Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond is the remains of the palace during the Unified Silla Kingdom period located in Gyeongju.
Donggung refers to the annex where the prince of Silla lived, and Wolji refers to the artificial pond here.
It was called Anapji, but now it is called Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.
In Korea, it is called Donggung and Wolji.
Donggung includes the meaning of a palace, and Wolji includes the meaning of a pond.
It seems that palaces and ponds have been added for foreigners while translating into English.
People begin to flock just before sunset.
It is an essential course in Gyeongju where all Koreans who have traveled to Gyeongju visit Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond for the night view.
It’s getting dark.
The opposite side, people are already waiting in a good place where you can see the night view at night.
You can see the really pretty night view as it lights up on Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.
About Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond
Located on the west part of Anapji Pond, this is the Imhaejeon Palace Site of the Silla Period. Anapji Pond was built in 674 during the 14th year of the reign of King Munmu after the unification of the Korean Peninsula. It has three central islands, and to the north and east are 12 hills — a composition reflecting the Taoist philosophy. Beautiful trees and flowers as well as rare birds and animals were brought from all over to these islands and hills. A number of pavilions, including Imhaejeon, were constructed around the lake and used for state festivals and banquets and as a prince’s palace. Anapji is an excellent example of garden and lake construction of that period. The reconstruction of the present lake and archaeological construction sites was undertaken during the period 1975-76 and completed in 1980. The original water conduit, drainage channel, and stone embankments were excavated and restored accordingly. A total of 26 building foundations and many relics were excavated from this site, including bowls, plates, and flower-patterned bricks where “The Second Year of Joro (680)” was inscribed. This was also the place where King Gyeongsun, the last monarch of Silla, hosted for Wang Geon, founder of the Goryeo Dynasty, a banquet to ask for his aid.From Cultural Heritage Administraion
You can also check the miniature of Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.
- Adult : 3,000 KRW
- Teenager : 2,000 KRW
- Children : 1,000 KRW
- 09:00-22:00 (You must enter by 21:30)
Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond is an essential course for a trip to Gyeongju.
In particular, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond and Cheomseongdae Observatory must visit at night to see the night view.
Don’t miss the stylish night view of Silla Palace in Korea.