The Day We Visited Buseoksa

We are lucky to live extremely close to Buseok Temple. In my humble opinion it is one of the best temples to visit in Korea. It is rarely jam-packed unlike Bulguksa in Gyeongju and the view across the valley is gorgeous. These positives are largely outweighed by Buseoksa’s out of the way location. Then there is the ad-hoc, local bus timetable from Yeongju to Buseoksa which is capable of deterring even the most persistent of travellers.

The average tourist in Korea is likely to visit Seoul, perhaps Gyeongju or Busan and then head out. Living in the very North of Gyeongbuk province means we are a good trek away from any of these tourist hot spots. On the weekends we don’t want to take long bus rides with even longer waiting times at each terminal, we have taken to exploring our own backyard. And it’s a bloody nice backyard!

The view from Buseoksa

Shrine

Outside the Temple

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About Happily Lost

A travel junkie working as an English teacher in South Korea.
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7 Responses to The Day We Visited Buseoksa

  1. Steve says:

    I like the last photo. The colours are great, nice work

  2. Laura says:

    I love the 2nd photo. Just lovely

  3. JT says:

    Hi there,

    I’m heading to South Korea in 2 weeks and plan to visit this temple – would like to know how to get there from Andong? I’m most probably heading there after visiting Andong folk village. Do you know if they offer temple stay here? Checked out http://www.templestay.com but this temple’s name did not come up on the list. TIA!

    Best regards,
    JT

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