November 11, 2010

Beomeosa Temple in Busan, Korea

This is also known as Temple of the Nirvana Fish – I love this name. This temple dates back to 678 – that’s quite old! 

Beomeosa Temple © Evelyn Howard 2010

In the background, Geumjeong Mountain is covered by mist. This mountain is a very popular hiking destination – more on this soon. Let’s look around the temple now…

Beomeosa Temple © Evelyn Howard 2010

There are a number of buildings and objects classified as official treasures. This stone lamp and the pagoda further behind are two of them.

Beomeosa Temple © Evelyn Howard 2010

Very lush and green around the temple

Beomeosa Temple © Evelyn Howard 2010

One of many steles leading to the entrance of the temple

Beomeosa Temple © Evelyn Howard 2010

Meditating and/or praying…

Beomeosa Temple © Evelyn Howard 2010

Zooming in…  I love the details of the building.

Beomeosa Temple © Evelyn Howard 2010

And a spoon on a door to end… I don’t know why it was there, but it made an interesting photo.

Hope you enjoyed the photos. Join me again soon, and we will hike up Geumjeong Mountain (as shown in the first photo) .

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15 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

I would love to take a hike here. This is all very beautiful.

Anya said...

Beautiful

Kaori said...

The first shot is very dream-like...can't wait to see your hike! The temples also remind me a little bit of Okinawa...all the bright colors ;-D

Anonymous said...

good share, great article, very usefull for us...thanks!

Lesley said...

I'm having fun imagining why on earth that spoon is is there!

Life Ramblings said...

a great place to go for a hike. love the lush greenery surrounding the place and the details of the building is wonderful.

chubskulit said...

Mt. Jiri has similar stuff as the one in your photos.

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ladyfi said...

What wonderfully uplifting shots! So dreamy in the mist. Perhaps that spoon is to knock on the door with?

Kala said...

Beautiful architecture. Thanks for sharing these images of such a gorgeous temple.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work


Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

Regards, Bram

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J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Nice set of interesting pictures...colours, spoon and tour of the building. I particularly like your composition with the first one as it is always difficult talking about something that doesn't look much in mist.

L.W.Roth, said...

These lovely photographs make me so sad my bum knee did in our trip. I would have loved to walked where you walked. The overall colors of the photos are so right. The mist is Jade right and the reds terrific. I especially like the close up of the door bell with a dangling pull rope.
Beautiful Evelyn.

☺lani☺ said...

Great! I never been to Korea, I'm planning to visit myselfe but my husband said don't go alone... for sure he just wants to go with me :)

lisaschaos said...

I would love to travel there and visit. Each time you share I just keep thinking about what a wonderful experience it is!

Kcalpesh said...

Beautifully composed & love captures!!

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