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Seoul Searching | Bongeunsa Temple.

Located smack dab in the middle of the Gangnam - amidst tower blocks, high-rise apartments, and the hustle and bustle of city life - is a place of peace, calm, and tranquility. This seemingly peculiar site (and I say peculiar because it's located rig...
by The Rebel Sweetheart on Jul 10, 2016

Lotus Lantern Festival 2015

My absolute favorite festival in Seoul has to be the Lotus Lantern Festival. It is held every year on April 8th of the Lunar calendar for Buddha's Birthday. It is as though the city bursts into color with culture and beauty for these few weeks! I do...
by Meoww's Musings on May 26, 2015

Lotus Lantern Festival 2013

Buddha's birthday falls on May 17th this year. The city was primed for the festivities by lighting of the lantern in the Gwanghwamun square on April 23rd, and the display of the lanterns in the Cheonggyechon stream and in the Bongyeunsa and Jogyesa T...
by Meoww's Musings on May 11, 2013

The 2013 Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul

During my two years in South Korea, one of my favorite events was the annual Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul. Held every May on the weekend closest to Buddha’s Birthday, the festival takes over downtown Seoul, with many activities and a fabulou...
by Tripologist on Apr 22, 2013

‘Twas the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

And I’m not referring to summer. All this sweating in front of the fan while sitting scandalously clad, and drinking glass after glass of ice cold water has me longing for the former days of spring. Now, I’m generally not one to complain...
by That Backpacker on Aug 3, 2012

‘Twas the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

And I’m not referring to summer. All this sweating in front of the fan while sitting scandalously clad, and drinking glass after glass of ice cold water has me longing for the former days of spring. Now, I’m generally not one to complain...
by That Backpacker on Aug 3, 2012

How To Crash A Parade: The Lotus Lantern Festival

A few weeks ago the Lotus Lantern Festival took place in Seoul. The parade is held to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, and this year the big guy turned a whopping 2556 years old. Happy birthday old man! Since it was my first major holiday in Korea,...
by That Backpacker on Jun 5, 2012

How To Crash A Parade: The Lotus Lantern Festival

A few weeks ago the Lotus Lantern Festival took place in Seoul. The parade is held to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, and this year the big guy turned a whopping 2556 years old. Happy birthday old man! Since it was my first major holiday in Korea,...
by That Backpacker on Jun 5, 2012


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