Photographer's Note

Anap Pond, or Anapji, is an artificial pond in the small city of Gyeongju, in South Korea. It was constructed by order of King Munmu in 674 AD.
Gyeongju today a city of 280,000 people, but once it was the capital of the Silla empire and had a population of about 1 million people in it's prime (57 BC – 935 AD), when it was the power base for an empire that ruled the Korean peninsula.
Gyeongu is full of amazing UNESCO world heritage listed architecture including this pond, temples, the oldest observatory in Asia and Royal burial mounds. It is like the Rome of Korea, quite amazing.
These ponds were built for leisure and to keep rare flora and fauna. Today they make a great sight when they are lit up at 7pm each night.

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