Video: Seokguram Hermitage

Hello Again Everyone!!

Do I have something special for you this week! This week I explored the world famous Seokguram Hermiage and Grotto in Gyeongju. It has been nearly 5 years since I last visited, and it still remains one of my favourite places to visit in all of Korea (excluding the crowds). This man-made grotto dates back to 751 A.D. when construction first began. Inside the grotto sits a serene statue of Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). The statue is surrounded by equally beautiful sculptures of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, guardians, and the Nahan. While protected by a glass barrier that protects the grotto from the numerous hordes that visit each and every day, it in no way takes away from its ageless splendour, grace, and beauty.

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