Sanbanggulsa temple

BuddhaWe visited the Sanbanggulsa temple today, at the foot of Sanbangsan Mountain – that’s the mountain in the photo at the top of my blog. We hadn’t set out to see it; we found it by chance.

There’s a temple building next to the road as you enter, with a big golden Temple3Buddha statue next to it. You can also walk up the steps through the trees and visit the grotto, in the side of the cliff face.

There are many things I don’t understand about Buddhism – the different statues and what they represent. Worshipers also leave various offerings, and I was intrigued by the little figures of children left at the foot of large statues, with their bald heads and big eyes, and their mixed expressions of piety, longing or irreverence.Temple2

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