Haedong Yonggungsa

Haedong Yonggungsa

large Buddhist temple complex with a long history directly at the Ocean

Location: 

South Korea, 부산광역시 Gijang, Gijang-eup, 용궁길 86

Duration: 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Personal highlights

  1. Haedong Yonggungsa: large Buddhist temple complex at the Ocean
  2. Statues: horoscope animals, lucky pigs, golden Buddha and more
  3. History: built in 1376, destroyed by the Japanese and rebuilt in 1970
  4. My trip: taking the city bus from Busan, just to get into a packed temple
  5. My experience: impressive temple with beautiful statues, but too crowded

Image sources

  1. Pagoda tower at the entrance
  2. View over the Haedong temple
  3. Me sitting on two lucky piggies
  4. Korean Girls taking a group selfie
  5. Korean Family at a golden Buddha

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