Haeinsa Temple, Daegu

2 months ago

You probably have plans to go to Korea I would undoubtedly advocate a brief keep in Daegu. It is the right place to interrupt up your journey between Seoul and Busan splitting the 5 half of hour ITX journey into two extra manageable chunks. The primary motive to go to Daegu is to take a look at Haeinsa Temple and, you probably have time, Donghwasa can also be value a go to. As you may think about on the tail finish of 9 stable months in Asia Nick I had visited greater than a handful of gorgeous temples starting from small native temples in Taipei the place we had been aware about Chinese language New Yr celebrations to the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. We had been fairly temple fatigued and, if I am completely trustworthy, not 100% up for making the bus journey out to Haeinsa however, as quickly as we arrived, we had been so glad we might made the hassle to maintain pushing on via our burn out.

Haeinsa temple is a ridiculously lovely complicated situated within the Gaya mountains. On the day we visited the sky was blue and the clouds had been fluffy – it made us overlook all about our lower than beautiful hostel within the metropolis centre! Haeinsa is residence to the Tripitaka Koreana, or buddhist scriptures, that are made up of 81,350 hand carved wood blocks.

My data of Buddhism is fairly lacklustre so I am unable to let you know rather more about it with out quoting from Wikipedia however as you will see from the photographs beneath this can be a attractive place to go to and whether or not you are into Buddhism, Korean historical past, or simply up for locating peaceable locations to discover in your travels I am assured that you will get pleasure from it.

In addition to wandering, taking footage, and discovering shady spots to sit down and take within the environment I met and took pictures with some beautiful individuals from the Japanese and Korean friendship society. It was tremendous lovable and I actually loved chatting to them about my love for each international locations. If you would like to spend various hours exploring this superb temple and the encompassing grounds then Haeinsa gives a temple keep programme the place you may immerse your self in Buddhist tradition and (most likely) eat some scrumptious vegan temple meals.

As I discussed in my final weblog put up I am at the moment in Scotland so count on some posts on Glasgow, Edinburgh, and the Scottish highlands quickly. I will be housesitting for a good friend in Edinburgh as of Monday and I am excited to be reunited with respectable wifi (campsite wifi is all the time a catastrophe) in order that I can add some new pictures to the weblog. I am additionally thrilled about having a cat to like on as a result of I have been experiencing some critical cat withdrawal signs (together with frantic scrolling via the Cats Of Instagram account and making an attempt to lure each road cat I spot in direction of me for strokes) since leaving Japan Cat Community. I will be exploring Edinburgh tomorrow, say hello if you happen to see me, and I hope y’all have an awesome weekend, catch ya on the flip facet!


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