Sunday, January 15, 2017

Yakcheonsa temple, Jeju 약천사(제주

 We managed to squeeze in another visit of a temple before we went for dinner and back to hotel.
This is the Yakcheonsa Temple and we were glad to be able to catch it as it was simply magnificent, given the fact that it was built all those years ago.

 Look at the wonderful phone camera simply could not get the whole structure in.
 I have been to lots of temples in Thailand, Kelantan, Penang, etc and the temples were already impressive, but this one in Korea was a testament unto itself. Great and impressive architecture.
 Step in and you will want to photograph everything, but, the camera does not do justice.
The halls are expansive, the space awesome the columns were huge, and the Buddha statues in recess spaces in the wall were resplendent and detailed. It seems there are 500 different statues of Buddhas here.
 Even the ceiling was decorated!

This will show you a good perspective of the space, I am dwarfed by the enormity of it all, and the fans on the floor look like toys.
 There are steps and a tunnel leading to the sea on the opposite side, the only temple in the world that faces the sea. Massive compound and since it was quite late we had the whole temple to ourselves.

You really need to visit this temple to experience the beauty of the place.

Location of the place: Seogwipo, Jeju, South Korea

Address: 293-28 leodo-ro, Daepo-dong.

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