On Tuesday, Parky, Yong-mi and the students went to Gyeongju. Gyeongju was the ancient capital of the Shilla Kingdom (57BC to 935AD). Shilla was the first empire to control the whole of the Korean peninsula which had historically been 3 separate kingdoms. I was unfortunately unable to go to Gyeongju as I was running a wicked fever and had to spend 2 days in bed. The students went to Bulguksa, one of the three main temples of Korean Buddhism and the Seokulam (grotto). It was a long day, covering quite a few miles, but Gyeongju is pretty special.