Busan, South Korea
November 23, 2019
As most of the temples are situated in the mountains, the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is nestled in the beautiful shoreline of the north-eastern portion of Busan. It was first built by the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong in 1376 during the Goryeo Dynasty. The temple has Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum, a three-story pagoda with four lions, among others. Its main hall or sanctuary was reconstructed in 1970 with careful attention to the colors.
Many people flock to the temple especially during New Year’s Day to send their wishes for the new year.