On the other side of the Wolseong Palace Site I came down to the river that flows through Gyeongju. Straddling the river is Woljeong Bridge, which also known by the name Woljeonggyo. This bridge was first built in the year 760 AD during Korea’s Silla Kingdom but it was later destroyed and it would be many centuries before the bridge was rebuilt. The reconstruction of Woljeong Bridge began in 2008 and was completed in 2018, meaning the new bridge was only about a year old when I arrived in Gyeongju. Woljeong is a beautiful bridge and if I were staying in Gyeongju that night I would have come back to it for after dark photography. Based on photos I’ve seen online, Woljeong is also particularly scenic in spring when the cherry blossom trees near the bridge are in bloom.
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