Buddha’s Birthday

Last year for Buddha’s birthday the boy and I flew to Thailand to receive our sak yants and stuff our faces with pad thai.  We decided to stay a more traditional (and financially safe) route this time around and rented a car with some great friends and explored Korea.  We drove a few hours outside of Pohang to Cheongju, located in the center of the country.  There lies the biggest golden statue of Buddha located within the country.

Our Saturday started off a little dreary but soon turned to a summer-like state as we traded our rain jackets for shorts and tank tops.  We had a lot of time to kill after our visit in Cheongju and we ended up making our way down to the beautiful town of Gumi where we went on a little hike and took in more stunning temples.

The mister leaves Korea in a few days and the weekend was such a nice way to end his two-year love affair with the country.  We were able to drive around freely, take in the sites that we love so much, and hang out with some lovely people.  And here, ladies and gents, is our weekend in pictures…

 

The Temple
Korea’s Largest Golden Buddha
Still beautiful, even in the rain.
Blossoms

Exploring

Ready for Buddha's Birthday

 

Posted by: Tawny Clark

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