Seoul’s Bongeunsa Temple

While people prayed before a Buddha statue in Bongeunsa Temple, I tiptoed around until I came across lanterns. Devotees pinned a prayer to the bottom of  lanterns that swayed in the breeze in the hope their prayer would be fulfilled.

Bongeunsa Temple's Buddha statue, Seoul
Bongeunsa Temple’s Buddha statue, Seoul

This Buddhist temple was built during the 8th century during the Silla Dynasty. Like many temples in South Korea, it was positioned on the slope of a mountain — Sudo Mountain — within the bustling capital city.


2 thoughts on “Seoul’s Bongeunsa Temple”

    1. I suppose I was a little disappointed after being in India and Indonesia where I found people extra friendly. It could have also been a language issue since I didn’t know any Korean.


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