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Buddha statue, Bori-sa temple, Mireuk-gol Valley, Mt. Nam-san, Gyeongju

Nam-san [South Mountain, a.k.a. Geumo-san or Golden Crow Mountain] is considered holiest of Gyeongju’s five sacred peaks, and its many sites attract thousands of Buddhist pilgrims every year. Chilbul-am [Seven Buddhas Hermitage], Mireuk-gol [Maitreya Valley], Tap-gol [Pagoda Valley], and Bori-sa [Barley Temple] are some of its most famous sites.


Buddha statue, Bori-sa temple, Mireuk-gol Valley, Mt. Nam-san, Gyeongju



Bell at Bori-sa temple, Mireuk-gol Valley, Mt. Nam-san, Gyeongju



Altar offerings painted by pilgrims. Chilbul-am Hermitage, Mt. Nam-san, Gyeongju



Altar offerings painted by pilgrims. Chilbul-am Hermitage, Mt. Nam-san, Gyeongju



Altar offerings painted by pilgrims. Chilbul-am Hermitage, Mt. Nam-san, Gyeongju



Stone carving of Buddha and Bodhisattva, Chilbul-am Hermitage, Mt. Nam-san, Gyeongju

For additional information by Professor David Mason, visit san-shin.net.

For information about traveling to Korean sacred sites, contact Roger Shepherd.

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