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Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju

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Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju


The UNESCO-recognized Bulguksa temple in Gyeongju is one of the finest examples of Silla architecture from ancient Korea.

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Seoul Bongeunsa Buddhist Temple

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Seoul Bongeunsa Buddhist Temple


Seoul Bongeunsa Buddhist Temple is a beautiful temple that provides a serene and spiritual sanctuary amongst southern Seoul’s many skyscrapers.

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Slowing Down in Hadong County

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Slowing Down in Hadong County


As some countries seek ways to prioritize “Gross National Happiness” over “Gross National Product,” Korea’s Hadong County suggests we all just take it slow.

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Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival

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Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival


The Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival is among the year’s biggest events, when thousands of Seoulites come together to celebrate the birth of the Buddha.

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The Saseongam Four Sages Hermitage

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The Saseongam Four Sages Hermitage


The Saseongam Four Sages Hermitage is a small Buddhist temple set dramatically into a wall of exposed granite on Korea’s sacred Jirisan mountain.

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Climbing Dobongsan Mountain

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Climbing Dobongsan Mountain


Climbing Dobongsan mountain in northern Seoul’s gorgeous Bukhansan National Park is something every visitor to Korea should do.

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Fall Color at Gwanaksan Mountain in Korea

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Fall Color at Gwanaksan Mountain in Korea


Fall Color at Gwanaksan mountain in Korea shouldn’t be missed! The peak, which forms Seoul’s south border, erupts into beautiful colors each autumn.

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Songgwangsa Temple is Korea’s Buddhist Jewel

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Songgwangsa Temple is Korea’s Buddhist Jewel


Located deep in South Jeolla Province, Songgwangsa temple is one of Korean Buddhism’s “Three Jewels,” or most important temples.

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Seoul Bongwonsa Buddhist Temple

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Seoul Bongwonsa Buddhist Temple


Seoul Bongwonsa Buddhist Temple was founded in 889 by the great Doseon. The west Seoul temple is famous for its UNESCO-recognized Yeongsanjae ceremony.

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Gangwon Province Day at the Beach

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Gangwon Province Day at the Beach


Korea’s eastern provinces boast a long beautiful coastline dotted with towns and temples. This post covers a Gangwon Province day at the beach.

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