Treasures of Dalseong Park

Amidst the lush vegetation of Mokpo’s Dalseong Park, I climbed stone steps onto temple grounds.

Dalseong Park temple grounds, Mokpo
Dalseong Park’s bell pavilion

To the left was housed a brass bell with a wooden mallet firmly in place. Above was a prayer room housing a statue of Buddha amongst what I’m guessing were officials and scholars. Above hung tags suspended from paper lanterns —prayers requesting the bearers desires such as a pregnancy or more money.

Temple in Dalseong Park, Mokpo
Inside the temple prayer hall

There were two other beautiful buildings within the peaceful complex but they were closed from the public on my visit.

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