海東龍宮寺 Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Korea

Other special sites at the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple are the 108 stairs and stone lanterns lining the rocky landscape. After going down the 108 steps, one will be delighted with the beauty of the temple. Midway down the 108 steps one can stop and enjoy the calming sounds of the waves as well view the majestic sunrise. Many people often come to this spot on New Year's Day to make a wish for the new year as they watch the sun come up. April is an especially beautiful time of year with cherry blossoms in full bloom. The birth of Buddha is also celebrated in April (following the lunar calendar) and offers a spectacular night view as the temple area is aglow with electrically lit lanterns.

@Busan, Korea

海東龍宮寺 Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

 

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Taken on November 7, 2007