Through the Sandbox Lens #28, May 09, 2011 – Buddha’s Birthday Bash in Seoul

Posted by on May 9, 2011 in Through the Sandbox Lens, Uncategorized | 6 comments

This past weekend I was in Seoul for Buddha’s Birthday. This is one of the biggest events of the year here in Korea. It did not disappoint. The dancing, costumes, lanterns and floats were stunning. This is one of my favorite shots of the day…

(You can click on the photo for a larger version.)


Numerous events throughout the city are held to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday. You can check out the KNTO website for more information.


This is an annual event, and the date is based on the lunar calendar. These  events are perfect  for budget travelers, since everything is FREE.

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  1. Great photo – love the colours and the composition.

  2. Beautiful shot!

  3. I love the photo! Great repetition and colors. We were fortunate enough to be in Laos last year when they were celebrating Buddha’s birthday. We got to see some cool festivals and traditions.

  4. Fantastic shot! It sounds like a fun time.

  5. interesting composition, wish i could also attend Buddha’s birthday in Seoul, I will surely have a great time snapping photos in this colorful and grand celebration.

  6. Wonderful image with that combination of foreground and background, Nancie.

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