Entering into the temple, we had to pass these guys. They are apparently hear to "remove the evil spirits from you." Ok then... I thought they were kind of funny looking. I mean, one of them was playing a guitar of some sort after all!
After passing the "evil remover men," we were in the temple. We could observe them bowing and worshiping their Buddha. They were chanting and bowing, and chanting some more. And the smell of incense was a bit intense. One thing I do find interesting is the different Buddha's in the different countries. For example, China's Buddha looks different from Thailand's Buddha and different from Korea's Buddha. I always like to pray over these places when I am there and so I did just that this morning.
The painting is just beautiful as well as the architecture.
All these lanterns were up in honor of Buddha's birthday which was in May. I thought they were beautiful!
Since we were on top of a mountain, the view was gorgeous!
From the temples, we had a delicious lunch and then were off to our pottery class. We
He has made some gorgeous pieces! I would love to bring one of these home but they are expensive and would be so hard to travel with.
Then we got to attempt making some pottery! Needless to say, I did NOT miss my calling...
After our pottery class, we headed back to the hotel for much needed naps. Downtown for dinner where we all had McDonald's. I think everyone is starting to get a little tired of Korean food. We walked around downtown and then went to a beautiful park with a pond.