The location of this temple was part way up Mt Sanbangsan on the south-western end of Jeju Island. The view of the coastline was stunning and a welcomed cool breeze washed over me. Despite feeling hot, almost everyone else wore jackets.
I turned to the temple and entered the prayer hall where three golden Buddhas sat under prayer lanterns. For me, this was the temple of a thousand statues because everywhere I gazed there were not only single statues, but row upon row of statues.