2 Canadians in Korea

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Temple and Sights in Hadong

Hadong is very secluded and very beautiful. They have a really old temple and the residents of the temple harvest tea and sell souvenirs for an income. We saw the same things we usually see at a temple however we did get to see monks in action this time which is a rare experience for us thus far. Several of them stood at a big drum that was sideways as one monk drummed a beat and the others stood and listened until it was their turn. They played for a good 20 minutes each taking their turn by smoothly transitioning from one to the other without missing a beat. The sound was really loud and could be heard from a distance which is how we found them in the first place. After they were done beating on the drum they sounded a big bell for a good 10 minutes and walked back into their temple.
The grounds had a few buildings that were open to the public and we saw some carvings that were really big and kind of scary. This one is trying to stab Angele. Every temple has a large quantity of plants that are well maintained. The plants often overgrow walls and other buildings which makes it that much more beautiful. We also found a really nice river that had a few waterfalls in it and we have several pictures of my doing crazy things in front of one of them but I chose to only post 1.

1 comment:

Kristen Lee said...

Wait, did you guys go there to see the temple, or to see Bishop? Why you be trying to snatch my friends, yo?

Angele: I'm glad you weren't stabbed. Pierre: Don't hold out on us with the sassy posed pictures!

But on a serious note: this is great what you have going on here, with the cultural notes and attractions and whatnot. Ever thought of doing a little travel writing on the side, my friends?