😇😇 Everyone should visit one day!
After visiting the Joseon royal tombs, I went to the old temple Bongeun-sa, which, like the royal tombs, in incongruous with its surroundings in the Gangnam District.
I think it says something about what I’m interested in that the only places I bothered to visit in the ultramodern, chic, super-rich Gangnam District are two places which are over 400 years old, though to be honest, most what I saw of the Gangnam district looked like a typical South Korean urban neighborhood.
In fact, these two places are related – Queen Jeonghyeon (who is buried in the royal tombs park) had the temple restored and rename ‘Bonguensa’ (it previously was called ‘Gyeongseongsa’).
As I’ve said before, Buddhism was banned in Seoul during the Joseon dynasty, and otherwise discouraged. However, Buddhism was somewhat accepted as a woman’s religion, and it was even tolerated that some…
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