Korea

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Notes of this trip


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Songgwangsa temple in Chogyesan park, main zen temple of 1190 AD (organized geometrically)

Songgwangsa view
Stele 119
120-121 Bridge over creek


120-121 Bridge over creek

122 Bell/drum tower

123 & 141 Main hall

123 & 141 Main hall


124 1,000 Buddha building

125 Across from 1,000 Buddha building

125 Across from 1,000 Buddha building

126 Songgwansa


127 Songgwansa

128-130 1,000 Buddha building

128-130 1,000 Buddha building

128-130 1,000 Buddha building


131 Songgwansa

132 Songgwansa

133-134 Main square

133-134 Main square


135-136 1,000 Buddha hall

135-136 1,000 Buddha hall

137 Apple-shaped gate

Songgwansa 138


139 Songgwansa: Oldest house (1466)

140 Songgwansa: Memorial hall to zen master

143 Songgwansa: Outside the walls alongside the creek


Beobjusa/Popchusa temple in Songnisan park: Creek with little stone pagodas

Popchusa: Korea's tallest Buddha statue of 2002 (33m high)

Popchusa: Stone chalice-like pagoda of the 8th c

Popchusa: Korea's tallest Buddha statue of 2002 (33m high)


Popchusa: Korea's tallest Buddha statue of 2002 (33m high)

Popchusa: Small square hall of the 6th c

Popchusa: Five-storey wooden pagoda of the 6th c with white Buddhas

Popchusa


Popchusa: Main hall

Popchusa: Guardian of main hall

Popchusa: Five-storey wooden pagoda of the 6th c with white Buddhas

Popchusa: Pagoda and giant Buddha


Popchusa: Korea's tallest Buddha statue of 2002 (33m high)

Popchusa: Five-storey wooden pagoda of the 6th c with white Buddhas

Popchusa: Five-storey wooden pagoda of the 6th c with white Buddhas

Popchusa: Two-lion stone lantern of the 6th c


Popchusa

Popchusa: Small square hall of the 6th c

Popchusa: Rock relief of seated Buddha

Popchusa: Harmony with nature


Popchusa: Harmony with nature


Chikchisa/Jikjisa temple of 418 AD with the hall of 1,000 small images of Buddha: first gate

Jikjisa: Main gate

Jikjisa: Main gate

Jikjisa: Main hall square


Jikjisa: Main hall square

Jikjisa: Main hall square

Jikjisa: Painting of 1711 in main hall

Jikjisa: Painting of 1711 in main hall


Jikjisa: Behind the main hall

Jikjisa: 1,000 Buddhas

Jikjisa: 1,000 Buddhas

Jikjisa: 1,000 Buddhas


Jikjisa: 1,000 Buddhas

Jikjisa: 1,000 Buddhas

Jikjisa: 1,000 Buddhas

Jikjisa: Old house


Jikjisa: Bell tower

Jikjisa: Bell

Jikjisa: Brand-new restored building


Haeinsa Temple in Kayasan park (1488 AD), Korea's holiest temple, home to the Tripitaka engraved on 80,000 woodblocks between 1237 and 1248

Haeinsa 184

Haeinsa 185

Haeinsa: last gate 186


Haeinsa 187

Haeinsa 188

Haeinsa 189

Haeinsa 190


Haeinsa 191

Haeinsa 192

Haeinsa 193

Haeinsa 194


Haeinsa 195

Haeinsa 196

Haeinsa: Main hall 197

Haeinsa 198


Haeinsa 199

Haeinsa 200

Haeinsa 201

Haeinsa: Council hall 202


Haeinsa 203

Haeinsa 204

Haeinsa: Library 205

Haeinsa 206


Haeinsa 207

Haeinsa 208

Haeinsa 209

Apartment blocks in Daegu (typical of all large Korean cities)


Busan

Busan


Towards Tongdosa

Towards Tongdosa

Towards Tongdosa

Tongdosa temple of 646, one of the three "jewels" with Haeinsa and Songgwangsa (organized as a flow of buildings towards the mountain)


Tongdosa

Tongdosa

095-099 Tongdosa: Bell tower

095-099 Tongdosa: Bell tower


095-099 Tongdosa: Bell tower

095-099 Tongdosa: Bell tower

095-099 Tongdosa: Bell tower

Tongdosa


Tongdosa

102,104 Tongdosa: Bulimun

Tongdosa

102,104 Tongdosa: Bulimun


Tongdosa

Tongdosa

Tongdosa

Tongdosa


Tongdosa

110 Tongdosa: Daeungjeon (1645), holiest building

111-3 Tongdosa: Geumganggyedan (7th c), with Buddha relic

111-3 Tongdosa: Geumganggyedan (7th c), with Buddha relic


111-3 Tongdosa: Geumganggyedan (7th c), with Buddha relic

Tongdosa

115 Tongdosa: Highest temple, with Vairocana Buddha inside

Tongdosa

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