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Seongbulsa Temple – 성불사 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do)

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The Baenaegol Valley where Seongbulsa Temple is located in northern Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do.

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Chukseoam Hermitage – 축서암 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do)

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A look at the hermitage courtyard at Chukseoam Hermitage with the Chiseosan Mountains towering above.

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Wongaksa Temple – 원각사 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do)

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The central altar statue of Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise) inside the main hall at Wongaksa Temple in Yangsan Gyeongsangnam-do.

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Bulgwangsa Temple – 불광사 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam)

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One of the monks at Bulgwangsa Temple out for a morning walk with the temple’s duck.

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Bulgwangsa Temple is located in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do. And Bulgwangsa Temple is really nothing more than a visitors’ centre, the monks’ facilities, and the main hall. When you first enter the gravel courtyard, you’ll be greeted by the visitors’ centre to your immediate left. Straight ahead are the monks’ facilities, which includes the monks’ dorms and kitchen


Seongraksa Temple – 성락사 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do)

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The replica Dabotap pagoda in the foreground with the large main hall in the background at Seongraksa Temple in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do.

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Originally, I had been attempting to visit a neighbouring temple, when I stumbled upon Seongraksa Temple. At first, I thought it would be a small and non-descript temple, but I was happily mistaken.


Colonial Korea: Tongdosa Temple – 통도사 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do)

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Tongdosa Temple in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do as it appeared in 1933.

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This week, in the latest installment of the Colonial Korea series, I thought I would focus, instead, on a temple south of the DMZ. So this time, I thought I would focus on the famed Tongdosa Temple in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do.


Gwaneumam Hermitage – 관음암 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do)

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The main hall at Gwaneumam Hermitage at Tongdosa Temple.

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Bogaksa Temple – 보각사 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do)

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The view of the city of Yangsan down below as you exit the main hall at Bogaksa Temple.

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Perched on Mt. Obongsan in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do, where the buildings give way to the forested mountain, is Bogaksa Temple. To get to the elevated Bogaksa Temple grounds, you’ll first need to trek your way up the narrow side-streets as you make your way to the all-new temple. In fact, from the base of the mountain, up to the temple grounds, you’ll need to climb 150 metres in altitude.


Hwamyeong: Latte King


For a while I've been considering writing about specific places in Hwamyeong-dong - the neighbourhood in Buk-gu in which I live.  I wasn't entirely sure if anyone would be interested because Hwamyeong is really far out of the way.  That said, I've noticed that there are a number of new spots opening up (mostly because I can't help but stop when I see an iced Americano being advertised for the equivalent of a loonie [that's a buck for you non-Canadians]).  

Seongbulsa Temple – 성불사 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do)

DSC_0561 A first look inside the beautiful and modern main hall at Seongbulsa Temple.

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Up a side-winding road that hugs a dry riverbed is Seongbulsa Temple. This small temple to the south of Tongdosa Temple lacks in size, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in originality.


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