Baekje Cultural Complex Wallpaper
Our family recently traveled to Buyeo, the ancient capital city of the Baekje kingdom of Korea. Its original name was Sabi and the Baekje capital city was established there in 538 by King Seong.
The entire region is quite impressive for its cultural and natural views, though Buyeo city itself is quite small (population around 95,000 in the surrounding area). It is included on UNESCO’s Tentative List of Cultural Sites and Korea’s List of 483 Historic Sites.
Actually, because Buyeo’s population is so small and it’s a little off the trail of the more major tourist destinations in Korea, it makes a trip there quite enjoyable. There were hardly any tourists when we arrived at the Baekje Cultural Complex at 9:00am (opening time), so I was able to get a number of shots with hardly any people!
Below you can find downloads of the wallpaper I made for this month as well as a vertical design for a smart phone lock screen. Enjoy!
- Widescreen: 2560×1440 | 1920×1200 | 1440×900 | 1280×800
- Normal screen: 1600×1200 | 1280×960 | 1024×768 | 800×600
- Smart phone: 2160×1920 (Optimus G Pro) | 1440×1280 (Optimus LTE2)
SmartPhone Lock Screen
Buyeo Tour (Korean | English | Buyeo City)
If you’re interested in traveling to Buyeo, here is a list of things I recommend (Wikitrave Guide | Korean Tourism explanations). Click any of the links to be taken to the homepage, or a blog, or a collection of pictures related to that place:
- Buyeo Lotte Resort (right across the street from the Cultural Complex)
- Baekje Cultural Complex (English site)
- Baekje Historic Museum (just beside the Cultural Complex – one ticket gets you into both)
- Baekje Cultural Festival from 9.28-10.6, 2013
- Buso Fortress – not much is left, but it’s a good hike
- Nakhwa-am (“Falling Flower Rock”) – where 3,000 court ladies committed suicide to avoid capture by Silla soldiers, their robes fluttering in the air like flower petals as they fell.
- Baekma River Cruise (past Nakhwa-am)
- Jeongnisima Temple and Museum – with 1,500-year-old stone pagoda
- Buyeo National Museum (in the downtown area)
- Baekje Royal Tombs Park at Neungsan-ri – not quite as impressive an Gyeongju’s tombs, but not a bad second place
- Seodongyo Theme Park
- Gungnamji Pond (Seodong Park) – tons of lotus blossoms here
- Lotus Flower Festival at Seodong Park from 7.18-7.21, 2013
For beautiful pictures of all of the above, check out this cool site on Skyscraper City!