Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. At the moment I am busy packing to move into a new apartment. It’s amazing how much stuff a person can accumulate in 6 years of living in the same apartment. To think that I arrived in Asia with only two suitcases! We are just over a week away from the festivities for Buddha’s Birthday. The actual day is May 28th this year, however the celebrations begin in Seoul on May 19th with a birthday party and street parade. The Lotus Lantern Festival is one of the biggest events of the year in Seoul, and I will be there again this year. This week I am sharing some my favorite photos from past Buddha birthday celebrations.
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Lanterns at Jogyesa Temple in downtown Seoul…
A “fish eye” view of Bongeunsa Temple in downtown Seoul; dressed for the occasion…
Celebrating the Buddha…
Waiting to perform….
She looks so happy, and I love the colors; taken during the parade….
Budget Travelers will find this weekend very easy on the budget; all events are free.
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