Sanbangsa Temple – 산방사 (Seogwipo, Jeju-do)


 The beautiful shrine at Sanbangsa Temple in Seogwipo, Jeju-do.

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Just to the west of Bomunsa Temple, literally a ten foot walk, is Sanbangsa Temple. This hard to identify temple, simply because it looks like an extension of Bomunsa Temple, has quite a few unique features to it.

Sanbanggulsa Temple – 산방굴사 (Seogwipo, Jeju-do)


 Inside the cave shrine at Sanbanggulsa Temple in Seogwipo, Jeju-do.

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Just behind Bomunsa Temple on Mt. Sanbangsan in Jeju-do sits a cave temple called Sanbanggulsa Temple. Just to the right, and up some stairs, you’ll make your way towards the largest cave temple I have yet to see in Korea. Along the way, you get some spectacular and gorgeous views of the South Sea off in the distance.

Bomunsa Temple – 보문사 (Seogwipo, Jeju-do)


 The view from the main hall out onto the South Sea at Bomunsa Temple in Jeju-do Island.

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On the south-west side of Jeju-do Island rests a smaller-sized temple. Sheltered by the bubbling Mt. Sanbangsan, Bomunsa Temple has a commanding view of the South Sea and the tiny islands that dot the horizon.

Gwaneumsa Temple – 관음사 (Jeju City, Jeju-do)


 The Buddha on the Hillside at Gwaneumsa Temple in Jeju-do Island.

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Island of the Gods- Jeju-do

Map of jeju-do from lookat korea

A Quick History of the Democratization of South Korea


Teddy Bears in Jeju-do, South Korea

My favourite in Jeju-do was the Teddy Bear Museum. The super cute Teddy bears were waiting to greet us. 

Refrigerating Ice Museum in Jeju-do, South Korea

I visited Ice Museum in Jeju-do. The depictions were wonderful and fanciful. I was amazed to see the ice structures. The carvings on ice were beautiful.
 At the entrance, an employee of the museum distributed the blankets to each person. The temperature inside the museum was -5deg. It was really freezing temperature. I was really impressed by the ice sculptures in the form of Teddy bear, Jeju Hallabeong, beautiful angels, ducks etc.

Jeju Named One of the New 7 Wonders of Nature (Almost)


Destination: a full day of Jeju (Jeju-do) – part 3 of 3

Meet Oedolgae, Jusangjeolli, Cheonjaeyeon, Jungmun Saekdal Beach, Sanbanggulsa, and Loveland – all in the same day.

The nice part of going on a guided tour is the ability to meet with like-minded travelers, visit a bunch of places, and (perhaps nicest of all), not have to think about how you’re going from A to B. As a (usually) independent traveler, that last point is nice to take a break from every now and then. The schedule on many a guided tour is tighter than I’d personally like, but that’s the tradeoff at play. In any case, it was a beautiful day at some of Jeju’s most beautiful places.

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