2015년 11월 6일 금요일

Seoul - Insadong Area

 
◆ Transportation
     - Exit no. 6 at Ankuk Station of Subway Line 3
     - Bus 7212 at Jogyesa Stop 

1. Insadong

Insa-dong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes.

 
 
 






 






 















 
2. Kyung-in Musium of Fine Art

    Kyung-in Musium of Fine Art is located at the center of Insadong area. There are 6 exhibition halls, garden, and traditional tea house.




 
3. Ujeongchongguk (Postal Derectorate)
 
    Ujeongchongguk, the first post office in Korea was establishied in Apr of 1884. It is the symbolic site of the postal culture. It is located right next to the Jogyesa Temple.
 

 

4. Jogyesa Temple

    Jogyesa Temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, and is famous for being located in the city. The first thing you will notice at the temple are the lovely trees.



The Daeungjeon building is a stately building built in 1938. The Dancheong is particularly beautiful with all the different colors painted on it, and inside the building is the statue of Seokgamoni. These locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, the main temple building, are about 500 years old.
 

 
 
 
In front of the Daeungjeon building, you can also see a seven-storey stone pagoda containing Jinsinsari.
 
 
The Brahma Bell Pavilion is where the four temple instruments of  Dharma Drum, Wooden Fish, Cloud Gong, and Brahma Bell are kept. These instruments are played in succession, before the morning and evening chanting, as well as for special occasions.
 
 


In Autumn, there is a flower exhibition in the yard of the temple.
 








◆ Transportation
     - Subway: Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6.
     - Bus: 7212,  Jogyesa Temple