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Cheongpyeongsa temple photo blog

On the boat to Cheongpyeongsa.

On the boat to Cheongpyeongsa.

On Saturday, we explored Cheongpyeongsa in Chuncheon, which is about 2 hours from our home. This temple was built in 973. To get there we took a bus from downtown, then took a boat for about 20 minutes and then had a 20-minute hike.

A lot of the signs were also in English so we were able to read about the sites. There is a legend that a man who loved a princess died and was reincarnated as a snake. The snake attached itself to the princess and would not let go. The princess came to the temple and prayed and for her virtue, the snake let go. The princess then had a pagoda built for the snake.

The princess and the snake.

The princess and the snake.

The temple was decorated with many lanterns in preparation for Buddha's birthday, which is May 17.

The temple was decorated with many lanterns in preparation for Buddha’s birthday, which is May 17.

Guseong Waterfall

Guseong Waterfall

In front of the main entrance to Cheongpyeongsa.

In front of the main entrance to Cheongpyeongsa.

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Colored lanterns everywhere.

Colored lanterns everywhere.

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The cherry blossoms were finally out! (We went to a cherry blossom festival the week before, but the trees weren't blooming because of the cold weather.)

Cherry blossom season.

Cherry blossom season.

Say kimchi!

Say kimchi!

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4 thoughts on “Cheongpyeongsa temple photo blog

  1. Beautiful sights! Maybe you’ll go back again in a different season, when you don’t need umbrellas. Thanks for letting us see interesting things half way around the world. Fascinating.

  2. How amazing! Aos, that is the cutest picture of Matt McLeod I’ve ever seen in my life!! South Korea looks good on him 🙂

    • That’s hilarious, Tori…you’re right, great picture of Matt. What an adventure…..sounds and looks like a really cool place to visit.

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