Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Best of Old and New Korea

On Sunday we went to Haeinsa, an ancient Korean temple. We also went to Deagu and saw a fantastic fountain/light/laser show with a couple of Korean friends.

The temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, was founded in 802 AD and is a repository (big word eh) of 81,258 printing blocks of Buddhist scriptures. The scriptures were carved in the 900's on both sides of wooden blocks that are about 1' x 2 1/2'. There are 3 beautiful buildings and the combination of their beauty and the nearby smells of incense was wonderful. No pics inside, so I took this from the Internet.
There is a maze where people walk and pray. I have not seen this elsewhere.

At night we had a great dinner at our friend's house and then we rushed to a show on the lake. The show used fountains, lasers, loud music and some sort of projector to show a videos on the mist from the fountains. It is hard to describe, but great to see. It is hard to get the scale of things (the dancers are a few stories tall) but the video is still cool.


video

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ohhh! That fountain show is great..... :)..... Hugs.....

Byron.....

steve said...

Thanks