The Buddha’s Birthday is almost here, (Monday, May 28th this year). This means that the Lantern Parade in Seoul will be this Saturday, and with the street fair on Sunday.
The lantern parade will begin around dusk, and will start at Dongguk University’s stadium, and head north to Dongdae-mun gate, and from there along Jong-no to Jogye temple. The lanterns are amazing, so don’t miss it if this is your first time. (I’m terrible at night-time photography, so all I have in the way of photos are colorful blurs!)
The street fair will take up the entire street in front of Jogye temple, and will start at 10-ish on Sunday morning. For an entire block, the road will be filled with activities and booths set up by Buddhist organizations and NGO’s from around the world. I can’t imagine any other place in the world where one could see so many different types of Buddhism and Buddhist organizations. Here are some photos from last year. (You can see larger images of most photos by clicking on the image.) For a great collection of night-time photos of Jogye Temple check out Robert’s photo blog.
1 thought on “The Buddha’s Birthday: Lantern Parade and Street Fair”
I remember going to this several times in 2008, 2009, 2010,2011…
I see images and want to be there. But must remember I am here and memories are treasure thing.