Tuesday, May 14, 2013

KOREA; Southern Coast (Busan part2)

Sponsored trip by Korea Tourism Organization Singapore.

If you haven, Busan part1

K O R E A.
(Southern Coast)

18 - 25 April
Free Independent Traveller!
Busan - Tongyeong - Suncheon - Seoul.

Busan, Part2!

-Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
-Nurimaru Apec House
-Nampo-dong, BIFF Plaza, Gukje Market & Jalgachu Market!

What so special about part2 in Busan is, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple!
One of my favorite place to visit throughout my whole trip!
Let me tell you abit more of Haedong Yonggungsa Temple!

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is located in the north-east of Busan. The Buddhist temple was built beside the shore which is quite unique as most temples are built in the mountains. The temple has a long history which dates back to the Goryeo Dynasty in 1376. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was destroyed during the Japanese Occupation of Korea. The temple was reconstructed in 1970 and the utmost care was taken using the original colours and designs.

The temple is located on rocks that are facing the ocean. Scattered around the temple you will see many different statues, sculptures and a stone pagoda. There are also four statues of lions which represent joy, anger, sadness and happiness.

Now it's pictures, show & tell time!
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Escort Grace, Hp & Myself!
Off we go!

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I love this machine note exchange, it's so fun!!

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How to get to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple:
Traveled from where i stayed, Centum to Haeundae Station!
Take line 2 to Haeundae station and leave exit 7. Get on bus 181 and get off at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple.
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The waffle i love selling at the entrance of Haedong Yonggungsa Temple!

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Here we are, finally at
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple!

Opening Hours / Admission
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple 
is open from 04:00 am – 19:00 pm everyday of the year.
Free to all.
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The view you'll see after passing by a tunnel, we were delighted with the beauty of the temple.
The sight overlooking the ocean is magnificent!
Nature beautiful that's all i can say.

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Surrounding the temple, you can find tons of little Buddha statues in different sizes and colors. 
They were really cute and interesting.

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Nearby the main hall and a prayer hall, you can see a very large golden dharma.

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Ascending from a high stairs is the location of the massive statue of Bodhisattva, Goddess of Mercy. 

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Golden pigs!

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A full picture of the temple within the rocky shoreline.

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The Pagoda Tower of Traffic safety!

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Donated, prayed for traffic safety!
Goes out to all the drivers out there!

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x statue of twelve zodiac signs. x

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My zodiac, Monkey!
Monkey king, hope you brings me good-luck for eternity!

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Divine Sea God of East Sea.

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Palm chair!

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I love this picture!

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View outside of thNurimaru Apec House!

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Omg, can you believe this?! 
Bee Cheng Hiang found in Korea!!!

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A photo with the Korean Officers to end the post!

you can take a look at my Facebook & Instagram updates during the trip!

Next up;  Tongyeong!
Took a rope-way and visited the Korean villages!
Stay Tune!

With loves,

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