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Bulguksa temple & Royal Tomb (Chunmacheong)

Andong, South Korea


The Bulguksa temple is said to be the nicest temple of Korea. It really is. Specially when you think that it has been built in 751 and destroyed 2 times during japanese invasions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulguksa_Temple

Some prayers are attached to those red globes on the ceiling of the temples.

Here, some "details" I liked during my visit.

Then a small visit to the royal tombs (Chunmacheong). The small hill you see here is where the tomb is. One has been opened to show to the public. This is the one of an unknown king from the Silla Kingdom. You can see replicas of golden jewels, weapons found there with the king.
I was told that servants and the whole family were buried alive with the king to assist him during his journey. That has changed afterwards.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheonmachong

Before going back to Daegu and before the next storm, I enjoyed the view of this beautiful Field of lotus flowers.



permalink written by  thetourist on August 30, 2010 from Andong, South Korea
from the travel blog: No news, Good news! in South Korea & Hong Kong
tagged SouthKorea and Gyeongju

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