Friday, July 24, 2009

Seoraksan National Park, Day 2.1

This pinkish-orange fungus seemed to be in season.

A view of the eastern approach to Bong-jeong-am (Bong-jeong Hermitage), in the central heights of the park. The jutting rise behind the hermitage is Seok-ga-bong - Sakyamuni Peak -, so named because of what looks like a human face in profile on the side of the cliff. The face looked more Apache than Indic, but who knows? Perhaps it really is the Buddha's likeness?

On the way to Baekdam Temple. 

Wall of a Korean seon [zen] hermitage.

Encounter with a serpent.

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