As the sun began to set we made our way toward a wide open grassy area. The mounds in the background here are royal tombs, although they are not the most famous tombs in Gyeongju. As we sat on the grass we watched children running up the mounds and playing on the tops. The parents were no better, either simply taking pictures of the children or climbing up onto the mounds themselves. We stayed until it was dark, and as the children walked past us, one boy said to his father, “If that was the tomb of King Sejong the Great, I wouldn’t have played on it” (King Sejong is the most famous king of the Joseon Dynasty). I could only shake my head.