Beomeosa Temple

Last weekend I went to Busan with my friend Jean-Marc who was visiting. We decided to check out Beomeosa Temple in the mountains north of the city. I’ve been to quite a few temples before so wasn’t expecting too much…but I was pleasantly surprised.

Walkway leading to the temple

Walkway leading to the temple

Temple entrance

Temple entrance

Looking into heaven from the top of the temple

Looking into heaven from the top of the temple

I think the monks styled this tree with wax. Or maybe it's the wind.

I think the monks styled this tree with wax. Or maybe it's the wind.

Tangible Cultural Asset 16: a stone lamp over a 1,000 years old.

Tangible Cultural Asset 16: a stone lamp over 1,300 years old.

Inside a temple

Inside a temple

Praying.

Praying.

Okay, is it just me or is the statue in the background not absolutely terrifying? If I had had one of those in my church growing up, I might just have wee weed in my nice Sunday pants, right there, right then.

Take a look at another one of those bad boys:

Fireball master

Fireball master

Apparently it didn’t scare this little guy too much:

Music is bliss.

Music is bliss.

Beomosa means “Heavenly Fish”. Once upon a time, a golden fish came from heaven and landed in a well at the top of the mountain. This divine goldfish has lived there ever since, and is the reason why this well never dries up.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to meet this fish…but what I did see there definitely made the trip worth it.

Tranquility

Tranquility

Simon Says "Touch your ears"

Simon Says "Touch your ears"

Little Buddhas in their little cave

Little Buddhas in their little stone cave

Nice flowers around the temple

Nice flowers around the temple

Potable water running down from the mountain

Potable water running down from the mountain

Plenty of lamps. And no, that's not a Swastika.

Plenty of lamps (and no, that's not a Swastika).

Goldfish and I

Go(l)d Fish and I. I'm not sure if this fish is indeed the stuff of legends.

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~ by nathanhendrix on June 29, 2009.

One Response to “Beomeosa Temple”

  1. that place looks awesome…great pics!

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