Video: Tongdosa Temple – 통도사 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do)
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Hello Again Everyone!!
So the new material on the new website will focus on vlogging. And the first of these vlogs is of Tongdosa Temple, which also just so happens to be my favourite temple in Korea.
Tongdosa Temple, which means “Pass Through to Enlightenment Temple,” in English. The temple was first built in 646 A.D. to house the holy relics of Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). Ever since then, the temple has continued to grow and grow. Currently, it’s the largest temple in Korea with twenty neighbouring hermitages spread throughout the vast temple grounds. There’s a lot for visitors to see with more than a dozen shrine halls that visitors can explore like the Geukrak-jeon Hall, the Myeongbu-jeon Hall, the Sanshin-gak, and the Daeung-jeon main hall. It’s behind the main hall, and up on the Geumgang Gyedan (The Diamond Altar), that visitors can look out towards the stone lotus bud that houses the Buddha’s partial remains.
So have a look as I tour the Tongdosa Temple grounds in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do and enjoy all that this amazing temple has to offer!