Chicest Bike Ride: Gyeongju, South Korea

Chicest Bike Ride in Gyeongju, Korea

Granted, I don’t ride a lot of bikes, thus have never taken two wheels through the streets of Paris, the blooming tulips of Holland or the rice paddies in Bali–all of which are on my bike-ride bucket list. Of the places I have pedaled, Gyeongju, South Korea wins the prize for chicest ride due tho the surreal beauty of the bucolic surroundings.

Tumuli Park, Gyeongju

Gyeongju is the ancient capital of Korea, and thus the town abounds with cultural must-sees. Gumdrop hills called “tumulis” house the tombs of age-old kings and queens, whilst creating a topsy-turvy land straight out of a Doctor Seuss book.

Anapji, Gyeongju, South Korea

The ancient pleasure garden of the kings at Anapji is set amidst a lily pad filled pond and pink-scented cherry blossoms in the spring. But what I loved most about biking through Gyeongju was the peace and quiet that one is hard-pressed to find in other areas of the bustling country of Korea.

Where is your dream place to ride a bike?

Photos courtesy of Steven Moore

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2 responses to “Chicest Bike Ride: Gyeongju, South Korea

  1. Beautiful pictures! I’m living in Ulsan right now and actually just purchased a bike a few weeks ago. I’m sad that Gyeongju is a bit too far away for me to ride to! Riding along the river has definitely showed me more of the natural beauty of Ulsan.

    • Ulsan is also a fabulous place to ride! But definitely check out Gyeongju sometime–you can inexpensively rent a bike for the day outside the bus station. Thanks for reading and following by the way!

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