|A stark contrast against the bustling city.|
|A monk statue located near Jinyeomun Gate, the first main entrance.|
Buddhism was severely repressed during the Joseon Dynasty, when Confucianism was all the rage in Korea and all branches of learning in the country were rooted in Confucian thought. Bongeunsa Temple then became the cornerstone of the revival of Korean Buddhism, through the efforts of Queen Munjeong and Venerable Bowoo.
|Jinyeomun Gate, the one-lined pillar gate.|
|The Sacheonwang-sang or Statues of the Four Heavenly Kings.|
Each king guards one of the four directions.
|The statues are located just beside the gate.|
They're the first things you'll notice once you step inside.
|A line of lanterns leading to the Beopwangru,the Dharma Hall.|
|The Panjeon, where the wooden blocks of Avatamsaka Sutra are enshrined.|
This is also the oldest building in the Bongeunsa Temple.
These are offerings placed in front of Daewongjeon, the main Buddha Hall.
|Daewongjeon, the main Buddha Hall.|
|A roof of lanterns overhead.|
|The Jongru (Bell Pavilion).|
|The Dharma Drum.|
|The Dharma Bell.|
|The Cloud-shaped Gong and the Wooden Fish.|
|The Statue of Three Buddhas, a National Treasure in Korea.|
|Yue bathing the Buddha.|
|Lotus flower in bloom.|
|Yue learning how to make a lotus lantern. Thank you, kind ahjumma for helping us out! :)|
|Find Yue's handwriting. :)|
|Showing off his finished product!|
|The float which will be used for the Lotus Lantern Festival.|
|The Statue of Yeonji Gwanseum, placed in the center of a lotus pond.|
|The Great Statue of Maitreya Buddha.|
531, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul