Friday, January 31, 2014

Haedong Yonggung

On our second day in Busan we explored Haedong Yonggung, a Buddhist temple on the eastern coast of South Korea. The temple is a short walk along the coastline and sits on cliff overlooking the Sea of Japan. We took a thirty minute bus to the area.

Because the temple is outside the normal tourist areas we were the only Westerners.

The motto for this seaside temple is "At least one of your wishes will be answered here through your heartful prayers."

There was very little English translation. Below is a tower for prayers for safe car travel.

Not sure why people would rub Buddha's Nose as prayer for wanting a boy.

I always find walking through Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines very interesting. I wonder if people who follow these beliefs think walking through a Methodist Church in Kentucky is equally as interesting. Somehow I think not.

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