Bongeunsa temple: without a doubt the best temple to visit in Seoul. Okay. Thank you for coming. See you around.
Nah, just joking.
I went to Bongeunsa 2 times, one during the day and another during the night. I have to say that during the night the temple has a totally different atmosphere. Some people were there praying and taking care of it but no tourists whatsoever.
Even with the stabilization of the Olympus E-M5 I had to resort to higher than average ISO. I have to say that I was pretty disappointed with the color and resolution results so decided to convert the shots to B&W.
And to my surprise it worked pretty well for some of the photos.
It is possible to "live the life of a monk" in this temple. I only heard about it when I was already there but it wouldn't have change it much since I guess monks can't drink beer right?
I really enjoy when I see people on the churchers/temples/mosques praying. There is a sense of "living the locals life", even for only that moment, that comes when you go in and there is not a mob of tourists fussing around (only me being obnoxious there).
There are quite many decorations in this temple and so many details to see that even one visit is not enough.
This is a pretty big area so when visiting arrange enough time to stay around. It is by far the best temple, or even best sight!, of entire Seoul. Dividing it in 2 parts, one at night other at day, is even better since during night not many tourists are there.
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Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-55mm F3.5-6.3