Posts Tagged ‘buddhism’

Bongamsa Temple

It’s been a year since my last post, which was about Yongjusa Temple on Buddha’s Birthday. There’s no post better to end my dry spell than writing about Bongamsa Temple (봉암사). Unlike other temples in Korea, Bongamsa Temple is open to the public for only one day of the year–on Buddha’s Birthday. Founded in 879 during […]

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Yongjusa Temple on Buddha’s Birthday

Living in Dongtan allows me to easily get to Hwaseong Fortress, Yungneung and Geolleung, and Yongjusa Temple. Although I’ve already been to Yongjusa Temple, I decided to visit it again on Buddha’s Birthday last year. Yongjusa Temple (용주사) means the dragon jewel temple. It was originally built in 854 AD under the name Garyangsa Temple. […]

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