Anapji Pond

Gyeongju National Park, Korea

Originally created in the 7th century, Anapji Pond is an artificial pond located on the grounds of Donggung (East Palace), the Crown Prince's quarters. The pond, and three of its buildings, were reconstructed in the 1970s.

This view looks across Anapji from the vicinity of the reconstructed buildings.

Confusingly, Anapji is also called Wolji and Imhaejeonji. Anapji means "duck and goose pond;" Wolji means "moon-reflecting pond;" and Imhaejeonji means "pond with buildings overlooking the water." Wolji is the official name at the moment (2016), but Anapji is a name that has been around for a long time and is still widely used.