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2013 Gyeongju - Pulguksa & Seokguram : Pulguksa is located in the hills on the outskirts of Gyeongju. It was originally constructed in the 8th century. It is considered a masteriece of Buddhist architecture and is listed as Historic Site # 1 in Korea. 
Seokguram is a hermitage that is part of the Pulguksa temple complex. Located a few kilometers up the hill from the main temple, it is most well known for its grotto which contains a marvelous stone statue of the Buddha.
However, one is not allowed to photograph the statue, so no picture here.
Pulguksa and Seokguram together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2013 Gyeongju - Pulguksa & Seokguram

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Pulguksa is located in the hills on the outskirts of Gyeongju. It was ...

Updated: Sep 13, 2013 4:22pm PST

2013 Gyeongju : Gyeongju, about one hour north of Busan by bus, was the capital of the Silla Kingdom for nearly 1,000 years (57BC~935AD). A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city and surrounding area is packed with archeological and cultural sites. This album contains photos of the Royal Tombs found in the central part of the city; Cheomseongdae, the oldest remaining astronomical observatory in East Asia; Lotus fields; A couple of shots from the Gyeongju National Museum, which was mostly closed for remodeling!; The Pavillions and pond of Anapji; Some wild critters; and Gyeongju-hyanggyo, a Confucian School; all of which is located in the central part of the city.

2013 Gyeongju

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Gyeongju, about one hour north of Busan by bus, was the capital of the ...

Updated: Sep 07, 2013 2:16pm PST

Ireland 2012 Retouched Photos : These photos were considered, and many were used, for an exhibition sponsored by the Irish Embassy to Korea to portray links between Ireland and Korea and the two peoples.  I was sent by the Irish Embassy to make these photos and I was given generous assistance within Ireland by Dublin-based Soonie Delap who heads up the Korea Society of Ireland.  Later, I added additional photos of the Irish in Korea by making special trips around Seoul, Gwangju and Jeju Island.  Though not finalized, this photo exhibit, partially sponsored by the Korea Society of Ireland, may be exhibited in Dublin in the later part of 2013.

Ireland 2012 Retouched Photos

Thomas Lee Coyner (SeoulMan)

These photos were considered, and many were used, for an exhibition sp ...

Updated: Jun 18, 2013 8:40pm PST

Haein-sa Mountain Temple : Photographic essay of our visit to this famous Korean temple on May 19 & 20, 2013, shortly following Buddha's Birthday celebrations.

Haein-sa Mountain Temple

Thomas Lee Coyner (SeoulMan)

Photographic essay of our visit to this famous Korean temple on May 19 ...

Updated: Jun 01, 2013 5:39pm PST

Jared-HyonGyeong Hoffman Wedding : On Saturday, April 23, 2011, US Army Major Jared Hoffman married his secretary, Ms. Lee Hyon-Gyeong at the Korea House (한국의집) in downtown Seoul.  His mother and cousin along with some close friends flew to Korea from the US especially for the occasion.  Major Hoffman was also the current Grand Master of the (in)famous Seoul Hash House Harriers, who also participated, including "flouring" their GM has he left his bachelorhood.

Jared-HyonGyeong Hoffman Wedding

Thomas Lee Coyner (SeoulMan)

On Saturday, April 23, 2011, US Army Major Jared Hoffman married his s ...

Updated: May 03, 2013 11:02pm PST

South Korea 2012 December Potpourri :

South Korea 2012 December Potpourri

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Updated: Dec 30, 2012 5:35pm PST

Seoul Palaces: Changdeokgung : Seoul's Changdeokgung, or Changdeok Palace, was originally constructed from 1405 to 1412. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Seoul Palaces: Changdeokgung

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Seoul's Changdeokgung, or Changdeok Palace, was originally constructed ...

Updated: Feb 03, 2012 4:36am PST

Chuncheon, South Korea : About an hour and 45 minutes by train northeast of Seoul, the city of Chuncheon has become especially well-known since appearing in the tremendously popular Korean drama "Winter Sonata". These photos show the Soyang Dam area just outside of the city, plus the boat ride and walk to Cheongpyeong-sa (temple). Finally, after returning to town, a tasty dinner of "Dakgalbi", which is marinated bite-size chicken pieces and assorted veggies cooked on an iron plate at the table. "Mashi Issoyo!" in Korean means it tastes good, and it does! Chuncheon is famous for its Dakgalbi.

Chuncheon, South Korea

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About an hour and 45 minutes by train northeast of Seoul, the city of ...

Updated: Jan 28, 2012 4:59pm PST

Icheon : The city of Icheon is located just a bit south of Seoul. It is one of the main centers of the Korean ceramic industry. These photos begin at Solbong Park, which among other things includes a small art museum and a museum featuring the city of Icheon. After that comes photos from the Icheon Ceramics Village. Finally, a couple of shots of downtown Icheon.

Icheon

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The city of Icheon is located just a bit south of Seoul. It is one of ...

Updated: Jan 09, 2012 8:35am PST

Seoul Temples: Bongeunsa : Bongeunsa, or Bongeun Temple, dates back to 794. It is located in the Gangnam District of Seoul.

Seoul Temples: Bongeunsa

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Bongeunsa, or Bongeun Temple, dates back to 794. It is located in the ...

Updated: Jan 09, 2012 8:21am PST