chose the Buddha’s Birthday to visit this famous temple because I love being in crowded places =D. well, not everytime but at least during festivals.
the Buddha’s Birthday is a BIG thing in Korea. and of course, it’s a public holiday here. =D.
(and there was some Christians or something else who was protesting outside the temple about the festival, not sure but I guess it meant that we shouldn’t have holiday on the Buddha’s Birthday D=. quite insulting to us Buddhists pfft.)
all stuff for Buddhists!
pretty lotus tanglongs!
upon reaching. the crowd is no joke.
and the tanglongs were so pretty!
filled with the colours of Korea.
I was thinking the lanterns formed the atlas but.. maybe not. haha.
everyone gets a brooch for visiting!
and this is only the front part of the temple.
the queue to shower the doll was perhaps 20minutes long so.. I was pretty lazy.
heart shaped lanterns!
love this picture =3.
and the SECOND part of the lanterns. madness yes? but I heard the one in Busan is even crazier D=.
the more typical view of Jogyesa Temple.
the gold symbol on the roof reminds me of “sharringgan!” if you watch Naruto.
but love how the Pigeon landed on top of the sculpture.
museums (well, very tiny ones) right next to the temple.
the scene of people sitting on benches all around Seoul is always very comforting to my eyes =3.
everything has a queue to it. but I queued for this. which is to enter the temple.
THIS is the queue. pfft. but with my friend chatting away with me it wasn’t that difficult haha.
and finally we entered the temple! very beautiful. you’re supposed to bow 3 times. just copy how the Koreans do it. they literally kneel down each time they bow.
people camping outside praying. madness.
pigeons. they are called “bidulgi” here. you’d find them EVERYWHERE. not sure if they are actually dangerous but Korean girls are very scared of them. it’s funny how they will act as if they saw a cockroach each time a pigeon come near. haha.