Celebrating Buddha's Birthday at Bongeunsa Temple, Seoul

Just outside of COEX Mall in Seoul, lies an enormous temple called Bongeunsa. Technically, the temple used to be a brothel, but that's a story for another time...

I decided to check it out after work this week because after visiting it countless times during the day, I realized I never saw it at night. With Buddha's birthday celebration filling the temple with lanterns, what better time to visit?!


I honestly didn't know what to expect when I arrived, but what I found was much more than I thought I'd find.  There were giant lanterns hidden all over the temple grounds! From rows of rainbow lanterns to a dalmatian, to a stunning dharma wheel.

The grounds are stunning all year around but if you're ever in Korea around May for Buddha's birthday - this spot can't be missed! 

Here's a video tour!