This is the Great Hero Hall, the Main Hall. It houses the Shakyamuni Buddha and is known as the great hero because he has overcome greed, hatred and delusion.
The building on the left is the Brahma Bell Pavilion which holds 4 instruments and are rung in the morning and evening to call all beings to hear the words of Buddha. The building on the right is the Paradise Hall. Inside are the statues of Amitabha Buddha, Avalokitesvara the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Ksitigarbha the Bodhisattva of Hell.
A video of the worship coming from the temple, beautiful.
Then as we were walking around we found this statue in a allyway of sorts. It was really neat.Once we left the Temple we headed to our original destination, which I can't seem to remember the name of, Karen help! In essence this cute area is full of little boutiques, cafes and museums. It is a very artsy and funky area. After that we went to Gyeonbok Palace. It was constructed in 1395 to serve as the main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty. It was destroyed by fire in 1592 and reconstructed in 1868. At the entrance we ran into the royal guards...After passing through (with our heads intact) we went to the Geunjeongjeon, the throne hall, where state affairs were held. And inside...A view of the National Folk Museum
Some guys making candy. This particular candy used to be served to the Queen.
and then a toothbrush segway, random.
Some trees that were in a what used to be a traditional theatre. We think that maybe they were decoration of the different emotions that are typically in theatres.