Sunday, April 07, 2013

Bridge to Buddha

Moving onward past the gate with the massive sculptures, we paid our 4,000 won for entrance (at least Korea doesn’t charge different prices for foreigners) and came to the first of the national treasures - two “bridges” (actually more like stairs) that led to the main hall. Comprising of 33 stairs, the bridges symbolically connect the earthly world below to the world of Buddha. Further downward is another staircase (28 steps total) that leads to Anyangmun, the Pure Land Gate. Many of the carvings on these steps have been worn down over time by people walking on them, so now the stairways are off limits to visitors. 

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