Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Explore Ganghwa Island, Island Korea and more!

Azaleas in bloom | #Ganghwa Island, Korea (May 5, 2013)

Goryeosan Azalea Festival in #Ganghwa Island, Korea

Goryeosan Azalea Festival, Ganghwa, Korea

Celebrating Buddha's birthday at Jeondeungsa Temple in #Ganghwa Island, Korea (May 17, 2013)

Celebrating Buddha's birthday at Jeondeungsa Temple in #Ganghwa Island, Korea (May 17, 2013)

Celebrating Buddha's birthday at Jeondeungsa Temple in #Ganghwa Island, Korea (May 17, 2013)

Celebrating Buddha's birthday at #Jeondeungsa Temple in #Ganghwa Island, Korea (May 17, 2013)

Sunrise Over The Royal Azalea, South Korea

#Namdaemun, officially known as the #Sungnyemun, is one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, Korea, which surrounded the city in the Joseon Dynasty. In 2008, the wooden pagoda atop the gate was severely damaged by arson. Restoration work on the gateway started in February 2010 and was completed in 29 April 2013. It was officially reopened on 5 May 2013, after a five-year restoration period.

Celebrating Buddha's birthday at Jeondeungsa Temple in #Ganghwa Island, Korea (May 17, 2013) : In Korea the birthday of Buddha is celebrated according to the Lunisolar calendar. This day is called 석가탄신일 (Seokga tansinil), meaning "Buddha's birthday" or 부처님 오신 날 (Bucheonim osin nal) meaning "the day when the Buddha came". Lotus lanterns cover the entire temple throughout the month which are often flooded down the street.