Eto na mga besh, part 2 of my adventures in Busan, South Korea.
This trip won’t be complete without visiting the breathtaking Hae dong Y0nggunsa Temple.
Most of the temples here in South Korea are in mountains or high places, but Hae Dong Y0ng Gung Temple is beside the sea. When I went there it was even raining so it made taking pictures an extra challenge.
This is the walkway towards the gate and it would take probably 10 minutes to reach the entrance.
Pagpasok pa lang besh pasabog na. These gigantic statues represent the animals in the Chinese zodiac.
There was also a pagoda right before you enter the door.
Iba yung feeling, parang sacred yung lugar.
Maraming hagdanan pababa ang susuungin bago marating ang lugar kung nasaan yung temple at siyempre, di makukumpleto ang obstacle course kung walang ulan, di ba?
Sa wakas, nakarating na din dun sa temple. Ang ganda, di katulad ng ibang temple na usually plain lang. Iba un dating nung temple dahil sa dagat.
They said that the golden buddha is sea-god that guards the temple and the sea. I was kinda hoping Aquaman or Jason Momoa would show up but yeah, this would do for now.
Then I spotted this couple who were also mesmerized by the beauty of the sea. Until I saw the picture closely that I realized that the girl was doing something. Makati ba, teh?
I found a fountain and people were throwing coins to it. They said that your wish would come true if you manage to shoot a coin inside it.
I wouldn’t pass this chance to try my luck and tried tossing a couple of coins, too! Do you think I was able to make it?
The star of the temple are these giant Buddha statues.
After all that walking and hiking around the temple, I’m sure you’d probably be hungry or thirsty. Just right outside the main entrance is a row of stores selling all kinds of street food and there are also restaurants and convenience stores.
Overall, a visit to this temple is really worth it and highly recommended.
How To Get There:
Go to Haeundae Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 7.
Then take Bus 181 and get off at Yonggungsa Temple Bus Stop.
The temple opens at 5am to sunset.
After going to the temple, I decided to stroll along the city to see more sights. But due to lack of time, I was not able to really go down to each spot though. I promise that I would definitely check these out when I come back to Busan.
I really had a great time in Busan, South Korea and I highly recommend visiting this city.
If you enjoyed this article as much as I did, please let me know by commenting which places in South Korea interests you the most?