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Introducing Buyeo

Buyeo was the site of the Baekje kingdom’s last capital, Sabi. The capital was moved there from Gongju in AD 538, and six kings ruled as the dynasty flourished until it was destroyed by the combined forces of Shilla and the Tang (of China) in AD 660. Today Buyeo is a quiet backwater surrounded by wooded hills and rice fields, with friendly and tradition-minded inhabitants. Baekje relics include a fortress, burial mounds just out of town, a reconstructed pond garden and a five-storey stone pagoda. Many other treasures are inside Buyeo National Museum. The Jung·ang Covered Market is a great place to barter and bargain for food, clothes, souvenirs and just about anything else.