**Soon, this page will only appear on my NEW website: Koreantemples.com Hello Again Everyone!! The last time I visited Seochukam Hermitage, at Tongdosa Temple, in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do, it was about two years ago and there was snow on the ground. This time, I went during the summer months, which made for quite the nice contrast. Also, I was extremely impressed by the colourful interior of the plainly decorated exterior walls of the main hall. Have a look and see what I mean.
I recently visited this rather remote hermitage, Wonmyeongam Hermitage, in northern Gimhae. It was one of the last larger sized temples or hermitages in the area that I had yet to visit. And while it wasn't the most extravagant, it had a lot of natural charm and a lot of newly built halls. With a large focus on Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife), try to count just how many statues and paintings of this Bodhisattva are at this temple. Enjoy!
The final video from my Namhae road trip was taken at the extremely remote Mangunsa Temple. While extremely difficult to get to, this temple, with its gorgeous views, was definitely worth the trek. Amazingly, the views of the ocean down below from Mangunsa Temple nearly rival that of Boriam Hermitage. And yet, Mangunsa Temple is almost completely unknown to the general public. Perhaps not for that much longer.
**Soon, this page will only appear on my NEW website: Koreantemples.com Hello Again Everyone!!
Another one of the temples I visited during my Namhae adventure was Yongmunsa Temple. While not as well known as the neighbouring Boriam Hermitage, Yongmunsa Temple has a lot for the Korean temple adventurer to explore. In fact, Yongmunsa Temple is a bit like a museum in the form of a Korean Buddhist temple with it various Buddhist paintings and artwork. Take a look at the video and see what I mean.