Saturday, November 13, 2010

Oryukdo in busan korea

oryukdo means five-or-sux islets, beacause dn a clear day dnly five islets can be seen but dn a foggy or tide-rising
day , six are visible. THE Actual number of islets is six, and according to the distance from the shore, they are called Bangpaeseom (Shield isle) , Solseom ( Pine isle), Suriseom ( Eagle isle) , Songgotseom(Awl isle), Gulseom(Cave isle), and eungdaeseom (Lighthouse isle) .

In the greatest isle Gulseom, there is an immense cave with crstal-clear, pure drinkable water dripping from the ceiling . The islet most distant from the shore was originally called Batseom (Field isle ), but was renamed Deungdaeseom after a lighthouse was founded there. this group of scenic islets is symbol of the Busan, gateway to Korea.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

An ancient temple ensconced in nature Beomeosa Temple

This 1,000-year-old temple at Mt. Geumjeong is surrounded by an ancient pine forest, making for a sight you’ll surely never forget.

While there are many temples in Korea, few that remain standing are in such a serene setting. The valley on the left side of the Iljumun (one pillar gate) is a haven for wisterias. This type of tree cannot stand by itself, which aptly reflects some of the teachings inside the temple about human life. Pass the Iljumun and you’ll encounter the Cheonwang Gate (temple gate dedicated to the Four Devas) and Burimun (last gate to main building), where there is a thick wooded area off to the side.

This place adequately captures the full spirit of Busan and the temple itself. On the way to Geumjeong Fortress’s North Gate, you see huge boulders and other types of rocks as well as oak, pine and hackberry trees. ?

 How to get there: Subway line No. 1 to Beomeosa Temple Station, then take bus No. 90.