Our Korea Experiences

This is an attempt to Pen down travel stories during our stay in South Korea. South Korea with its four distinct seasons and awesome landscapes is a treat to visitor's eyes. Travelling is always fun here due to the hospitality and extremly cooperative people.
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Visit to Waojongsa Temple

Pre Travel Expectation:
Information: The Temple is located in Yongin City.Its around 48km south of Seoul and 20km from the Korean Folk Village.The Temple preserves the world famous lying Buddha which was made from Chinese junipers brought in from India. In addition, it preserves the world's first wooden Buddha according to the Guiness Book of Records, and the Jang-Yuk Jon and the Sang-oh Jon-bul, Buddhas made of brass.More detailed history and importance of this temple is mentioned in their Website (The temple Home Page)

Temple MAP:



Expectation: We had visited this temple earlier as well.This was our 2nd visit to the temple.
Its a nice place to spend 2-3 hours.Its located on Yunwha Mountain and is quite scenic.
Its little different from typical indoor buddha temples of Korea. The whole area looks more of a tourist location in contrast to traditional temple where we see lots of priests and people worshiping.

Photos in and around the Temple:




















Post Travel Views:
Beyond Expectation:
(a) The scenic beauty of the place steals you away from the hustle bustle of busy city life.

(b) This is a good place to be added to your itnerary if you are visiting Korean folk village or other nearby attraction. It would take around 2-3hrs to completely see the place.

Below Expectation:
There are a few Korean restaurant in that place but no other alternatives for food. Better carry your own food.

Tips:
Be ready to do some uphill walking since the whole temple location is spread around mountain valleys.

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