By the time we left the temple, we were all ready for a filling international buffet at the hotel and a little relaxation before the rigours of sightseeing one more day.
Tuesday, Korea was hit with a typhoon which, thankfully, just brought some rain and wind. We headed over to the Gyeongju National Museum. We visited the archaeology hall which focused on relics from the Silla kingdom. (Ever wonder where those big Texas belt buckets may have originated?) From there we took Emma to the children's museum where she was able to make some treasures of her own. And finally, we walked through the Anapji Hall displaying items excavated from a pond built on the palace grounds.
With uncertainty about the strength of the typhoon we decided to call it quits and head back to Seoul. With a little coaxing, we took in one last sight - the burial tomb of General Kim Yu-sin, who was famous for making possible the unification of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. I love the look of the stone fence around his mound, which is carved with zodiac animal figures. (Unfortunately, my camera's battery died and I was unable to take more photos. I guess it was really time to go home!)