Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. Pull up that comfy armchair, and enjoy your virtual world tour. Anybody who had been around Travel Photo Thursday for a while knows that I host my photos at Flickr. Some of you may also know that Flickr rolled out a new interface this week. That has created some challenges, with the major one being where to find the HTML code needed to post my photos here. Finally, after at least two hours of searching through help pages and user forums I found the answer! Needless to say, this isn’t exactly what I had planned for this week. Buddha’s Birthday has come and gone. I wasn’t able to take part in the festivities this year. However, it is a celebration that I adore, so today I’m sharing with you some favorite lantern shots from past Buddha celebrations.
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Lantern Magic at Seoul’s Bongeunsa Temple.
I love this “lantern tree” at Jogyesa Temple in Seoul.
The “fish-eye” produces a fun,different perspective. (Seoul’s Bongeunsa Temple)
Nammireeuksa Temple…outside of Seoul…
Buddha’s Birthday is celebrated annually, across the peninsula in May or early June. The date varies from year to year, so best to check with Korea Tourism.
The main festivities happen in Seoul, and usually a week before the actual day. You can experience a temple meal on Buddha’s birthday (a holiday here), at any temple in Korea. If you have the opportunity, don’t miss it. The temple meal is a wonderful opportunity to experience temple life here in Korea.