COUNTRYSIDE, LAKE AND TOMBS
A summer haze blanketed rural South Korea the day of our visit, the warmest and most humid of the tour. The distant hills resembled the burial mounds in Tumuli Park, our principle stop in the afternoon before our return to Pusan, along with the National Museum displaying the artifacts unearthed there. These remnants of the Silla Kingdom of long ago helped bring this historical era vividly to life, making me more aware than ever of the important role the Korean kingdoms played in transmitting elements of Chinese culture and civilization to neighboring Japan.
The view of Pomun Lake from the Hotel Hyundai where we enjoyed a Korean-style buffet lunch and folkdance performance prior to our afternoon visit to the burial mounds in Tumuli Park.
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