Beomeosa Temple (범어사), Busan, South Korea.
I woke up late on my second day after I off my daily alarm and the room’s window did not allow outside sun shined into the room. However, I did not miss my trip to one of the recommended temples to visit in Busan. It is one of the old architectures which I wanted to visit during my stay in Busan.
Some history about this temple which I picked from the visitkorea website. It is located at the Geumjeongsan Mountain, a famous mountain in Busan, which I planned to visit too. According to the website, most of the structures in this temple were destroyed during the Imjin War and then it was being restored.
Daeungjeon Hall is one of the most delicate and luxurious architectures of the Joseon Dynasty. This is how it looks like.
From the entrance to the main hall, you need to walk pass 3 different gates. Do spend some time at each gate and enjoy the surrounding area before continue walking. During my visit, the temple exhibited some drawings of the temple. I was not sure if the drawings were for sale.
The temple does not have huge crowd of tourists as compared to Yonggungsa Temple, therefore, it is much freely to walk around and enjoy the quiet and serene atmosphere. I am able to take plenty of good pictures around temple and of course, I made a wish. I did not intended initially, however, since travelled for an hour to the temple and walked through the journey, why not make a wish. I will keep secret of my wish and I know if I were granted one day, I should return to the temple for thanksgiving. Let see how things go, hopefully, I will write an update next time.
The temple is free admission and they offer temple stay. To reach the temple, the nearest subway station is Beomeosa Station Line 1 Exit 5. Once exiting from the stairway, make a U-turn to the T junction where you can see the signage of the Beomeosa Temple Bus No. 90 bus stop.
From this junction turn left and walk up the little slope and you will see the bus stop. You can use T-Money card to pay the bus fare, 1000₩.
For more stories about my exploration at the Beomeosa Temple, stay tuned for next article.