Buddha’s Birthday in South Korea

The month of May marks the birth day of Buddha, which although is not celebrated by Buddhists, the temples here in Asia (and possibly the rest of the world, but I can not confirm this) are decorated with hundreds, if not thousands of coloured lanterns, each of which contain a bulb, which of course is lit once the sun goes down – quiet a stunning sight to see.  Each temple is different, with different kinds of lantern and different colours and colour schemes.

Over the past few weeks I have been visiting some temples here in Asia to see what images I could find to coincide with this event and below is what I found when visiting Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, one of South Koreas most famous temples.

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