Busan: Yonggung Temple (용궁사・龍宮寺) - Vikingess Voyages

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Busan: Yonggung Temple (용궁사・龍宮寺)

Busan's most famous temple, the Yonggungsa, is situated in the eastern outskirts of the city. As we were staying close to the Haeundae beach it was also quite easy to get to the temple, since you can take bus number 181 which leaves from right outside the Heaundae station to get there.
In our case, however, we had decided to walk the Dalmaji road to enjoy the sight of the pretty cherry blossom, and decided to keep on walking to the other side of the mountain. After arriving on the other side of the mountain we figured out that it would take too long time to walk the whole way to Yonggung, so we ended up taking a taxi the last part of the way.
From Yonggungsa temple in the Haeundae area of Busan
The Yonggung temple is quite famous, much due to its unique location right by the seaside. It must be a beautiful place to see the sunrise..!
On the celebration of Buddha's birthday they'll be having a big festival here, and because of the festival the whole area was filled with poles and lines to hang lanterns on. Too bad for us, it didn't really look too flattering with all the poles covering the temple grounds. I still got some nice photos though, I hope you'll enjoy them:)

And some more pretty cherry blossom at the Yonggung temple!

One of the gates at the temple

Smiling Buddha
Yonggungsa Temple is situated by the sea
A cute statue

A golden and shiny Buddha
Lanterns by the sea
Quite nice atmosphere..!
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