Tongdosa = salvation of the world through mastery of truth.
Tongdosa Temple is the head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. This temple dates back to 646 CE, and the monk responsible for it’s start is Jajang. This temple plays an important role to the Buddhism influence on the Silla Dynasty.
We packed up and headed on the motorbike leaving Busan in the late afternoon. The weather in Busan has been extremely hot for mid September. After a nice cool wave, no one has welcomed the humidity & heat back. Thankfully for our adventure the weather held it’s self together for one more cool day.
It was over 40 km from the outskirts of the city to the temple grounds.