This weekend we explored the Lotte Mall in Nopo, which we knew had some great panoramic views from the roof. We didn’t know the place was host to a fountain show on the first floor and a petting zoo on the roof though! So that was a pleasant surprise. After touring the mall, we headed over to the Samkwangsa Temple, to see the many lanterns they were preparing for Buddha’s birthday next week.
The amazing dancing fountain at the Lotte Mall in Nampo, not only did the bottom of the fountain sway to the beat, but the top of it let down mist in different patterns! It was pretty darn cool. And totally beat the Bellagio fountain, sorry guys.
The bathrooms at the petting zoo!
some larger pigs
and more rabbits!
docks leading out to sea
Love locks ❤
One of many lantern lined pathways
Preparation for Buddha’s birthday celebration has begun
lanterns up close
Inside of the temple
View of the Daebo Pagoda
Some parts of the temple are living quarters for Buddhists
Fierce rabbit warrior
and his friends. All of them represent a year from the zodiac.
The temple begins to light up.
A light up swirl machine
lanterns around the base of the Daebo Pagoda
Daebo Pagoda, constructed in 1997, and carved with 53 Buddhas praying for the unification of South and North Korea
Temple lit up take two!
A saxophone player leads the ceremony!
Last view of the lit up temple
Phew, I know I keep saying this, but the weeks go by so fast here! Next weekend is Buddha’s birthday, so we are headed to Seoul. Talk to you again then!