Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Yonggungsa Temple (1)

Because I didn't start this blog until a few weeks into our Korean adventure, I have yet to blog about all of the amazing memories from our first two weeks in Busan, South Korea.  As this blog serves as a written history of our family's adventures, it's important that I backtrack a bit and do some posts from our first two weeks here.  Enjoy!

 

Yonggungsa Temple was the first temple we visited in South Korea.  What’s really cool about this temple is that it’s one of the only temples in Korea located on the shore line, as most temples in Korea are situated in the mountains.  It was first built in 1376....it’s just amazing to me how long this temple has been around!

It was magnificent!  The pictures will speak for themselves.  I can’t wait to go back in May for Buddha’s birthday when colorful lanterns will be hung all over the place to celebrate.   If you ever come to Busan, this temple is a must on your to do list!


After parking our car, we had to walk through this small market that sold food and all kinds of souvenirs.  Tons of people just stared and smiled at Connar and Parker.  They were like celebrities with all the people wanting to touch their cheek and talk to them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As you approach the temple, you see really cool statues of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs along with some other neat statues.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Check out more of this amazing temple in the next post: "Yonggungsa Temple (2)"!

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