Bulguksa Temple ("Temple of Buddha Land") is one of the most famous temples in Korea and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It was such a beauty the structures and peaceful surroundings.
Kwanumjon Hall is the Hall of Avalokitesvara. I liked all the delicate and colourful designs of the roof tiles. At the backyard, notice the piles of rocks being stacked all over the place? In Korea, stones are believed to have unseen powers They like to stack stones on top of each other, but using ancient skills and understanding, they are arranged in a beautiful manner. A prayer will be said as the rock is put on the pile. By attaching a stone to another rock's surface is a better chance of having your prayer answered. Hence the stack of rocks can become very high. I tried to take artistic shots of the temple with my limited skills. Taeungjon Hall enshrines the Shakyamuni Buddha. I had to strain to take a shot of the 16 arhats inside one hall which was condoned off. It was a little too dark. The serenity of the temple was beautiful.
Outside the temple, were hawkers peddling food like hot dogs, corn, rice cakes, ice cream, some fish cakes, and they were very clean. There was an ajima selling all sorts of knick knacks on her mobile cart. Kinda reminds me of our street hawkers in the 1970s-80s peddling household stuff on their tricyles.
Once again, I loved the colours of Autumn.