South Korea https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/ South Korea SK1 Mr Han, a friendly Korean passenger on the ferry from Qingdao, China, to Incheon, South Korea https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461807 85461807 SK2 Incheon harbour https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461808 85461808 SK3 Seagulls swarm as the ferry pulls into Incheon port https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461809 85461809 SK4 Seagulls swarm across the port of Incheon https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461810 85461810 SK5 Seagull at Incheon https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461811 85461811 SK6 Port of Incheon https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461812 85461812 SK7 Cool coffee shops are scattered across Seoul's student-heavy Hongdae district https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461814 85461814 SK8 The Castle Praha pub in Seoul's Hongdae district https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461815 85461815 SK9 Street art in Seoul's student-heavy Hongdae neighbourhood https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461816 85461816 SK10 Condomania, a new condom and sex paraphernalia boutique in Seoul's Hongdae district https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461817 85461817 SK11 Fashion boutiques line the streets of Seoul's Hongdae neighbourhood https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461819 85461819 SK12 A typical South Korean lunch: including anchovies, seaweed, kimchi, tuna https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461820 85461820 SK13 Mandu (dumplings), filled with pork or beef, are a cheap and filling South Korean snack https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461821 85461821 SK14 Mandu (dumplings), filled with pork or beef, are a cheap and filling South Korean snack https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461822 85461822 SK15 A popular street food in South Korea is tteokbokki, which comprises rice cakes and meat slices lashed with a spicy sauce https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461823 85461823 SK16 Noryangjin has been one of Seoul's largest fish markets since its establishment in the 1920s https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461824 85461824 SK17 Noryangjin fish market, Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461825 85461825 SK18 Noryangjin fish market, Seoul. Fresh crabs, prawns, sea cucumbers, clams, salmon, stingrays, small sharks, anchovies, lobsters, baby octopus and ribbonfish are among the market's regular stock. https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461826 85461826 SK19 Noryangjin fish market, Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461827 85461827 SK20 Noryangjin fish market, Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461828 85461828 SK21 Noryangjin fish market, Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461829 85461829 SK22 It's possible to buy seafood, then eat it at one of the in-house restaurants at Noryangjin fish market, Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461830 85461830 SK23 Sannakji (baby live octopus) is one of Korea's most controversial dishes. The tentacles still squirm after it has been chopped up. https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461831 85461831 SK24 Kimchi, the South Korean staple, is served with almost every meal. It's basically spicy cabbage https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461832 85461832 SK25 There are scores of branches of Ho bars in Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461833 85461833 SK26 There are scores of branches of Ho bars in Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461934 85461934 SK27 It's not uncommon for Korean social gatherings to go well into the night and involve plenty of beer, soju (distilled Korean liquor) and nibbles https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461935 85461935 SK28 Seoraksan is one of the most popular - and arguably the most beautiful - national parks in South Korea https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461936 85461936 SK29 With several trails and beautiful scenery, Seoraksan national park is a hiker's delight https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461937 85461937 SK30 Overall, South Koreans are a friendly bunch and love to pose for photographs - especially the young ones https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461938 85461938 SK31 Giant Buddha statue in Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461940 85461940 SK32 Chalking prayers, messages and wishes on slates is a common occurrence at South Korea's Buddhist temples; there's one in Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461941 85461941 SK33 Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461942 85461942 SK34 Anyangam Buddhist temple in Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461943 85461943 SK35 Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461944 85461944 SK36 Seoraksan national park is a perfect family destination https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461945 85461945 SK37 One of Seoraksan national park's icons is the craggy Ulsanbawi mountain https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461946 85461946 SK38 Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461947 85461947 SK39 Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461948 85461948 SK40 Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461949 85461949 SK41 Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461950 85461950 SK42 Steep steps lead up to one of the Ulsanbawi look-out points, Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461951 85461951 SK43 A flamboyant young South Korean man visiting Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461952 85461952 SK44 Rice cakes https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461953 85461953 SK45 Eye-catching sculpture off the coast of Sokcho https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461954 85461954 SK46 Deep-fried, batter-coated shrimp and prawns are a delicious and inxpensive feed at Sokcho's myriad seafood markets https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461955 85461955 SK47 Deep-fried, batter-coated shrimp and prawns are a delicious and inxpensive feed at Sokcho's myriad seafood markets https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461956 85461956 SK48 Sochko, a small city on South Korea's north east coast, is awash with seafood markets https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461957 85461957 SK49 This friendly South Korean welcomed me as I walked along the beach at Sokcho - then handed me a flier for the Jehovah's Witnesses https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461958 85461958 SK50 Sokcho beach shopping arcade area https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461959 85461959 SK51 Sokcho beach shopping arcade area https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461960 85461960 SK52 Lost in translation - the Korean script takes some getting used to https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461961 85461961 SK53 Cheongchoho Lake, Sokcho https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461962 85461962 SK54 Koreans use white cotton face masks to shield themselves from pollution - and also to prevent the spreading of germs https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461963 85461963 SK55 Rusting hull glides into Dongmyeong-hang port, Sokcho https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461964 85461964 SK56 Raw fish market at Dongmyeong, Sokcho https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461965 85461965 SK57 Sokcho https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461966 85461966 SK58 Sokcho https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461969 85461969 SK59 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461968 85461968 SK60 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461967 85461967 SK61 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461971 85461971 SK62 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461972 85461972 SK63 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461973 85461973 SK64 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461974 85461974 SK65 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461975 85461975 SK66 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461976 85461976 SK67 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461977 85461977 SK68 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461978 85461978 SK69 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461979 85461979 SK70 Jungang fish market in Sokcho is stocked with the latest hauls https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461980 85461980 SK71 Not your typical South Korean shopping trolley https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461981 85461981 SK72 A town centre sculpture symbolises Sokcho's long fishing heritage https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461982 85461982 SK73 A town centre sculpture symbolises Sokcho's long fishing heritage https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461983 85461983 SK74 A memorial stupa near another of Sokcho's lakes, Yeongrangho https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461970 85461970 SK75 Preparing for a traditional Korean barbecue https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461984 85461984 SK76 Side dishes, like salad in soy sauce, accompany the barbecued meat https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461985 85461985 SK77 Barbecued pork https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461986 85461986 SK78 Tree engravings at Hahoe Folk Village, Andong - a speciality of the one-clan community that has lived here since the 16th century https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461987 85461987 SK79 Similar to totem poles found in North America, the carved wooded statues (changseung) traditionally stood outside a village's main gate and guarded against evil spirits. Hahoe Folk Village, Andong https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461988 85461988 SK80 Changseung in Hahoe Folk Village, Andong https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461989 85461989 SK81 A lotus pond and agricultural land surrounds Hahoe Folk Village, Andong https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461990 85461990 SK82 Hahoe Folk Village, Andong https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461992 85461992 SK83 Thatched roofs are popular in Hahoe Folk Village, Andong https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461993 85461993 SK84 Thatched roofs are popular in Hahoe Folk Village, Andong https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461994 85461994 SK85 A beautiful scene from Hahoe Folk Village, Andong https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461995 85461995 SK86 The royal tombs of the old Silla dynasty can be found in central Gyeongju's Daereungwon (Tumuli Park) https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461996 85461996 SK87 The royal tombs of the old Silla dynasty can be found in central Gyeongju's Daereungwon (Tumuli Park) https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461997 85461997 SK88 Korean ladies, past a certain age, rarely venture out without their wide-brimmed sun hats https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461998 85461998 SK89 The Silla tombs, concentrated in Gyeongju's Daereungwon (Tumuli Park) are UNESCO World Heritage listed https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85461999 85461999 SK90 Central Gyeongju's Daereungwon (Tumuli Park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462000 85462000 SK91 The grounds of Bulguksa, head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, just outside Gyeongju https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462001 85462001 SK92 Young couples in matching clothes is a familar sight in South Korea https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462002 85462002 SK93 The grounds of Bulguksa, head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, just outside Gyeongju https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462003 85462003 SK94 The grounds of Bulguksa, head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, just outside Gyeongju https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462004 85462004 SK95 The grounds of Bulguksa, head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, just outside Gyeongju. The bright lanterns were put up for the Buddha's Birthday celebrations https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462005 85462005 SK96 A trendy young couple stroll the grounds of Bulguksa, head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, just outside Gyeongju https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462006 85462006 SK97 The grounds of Bulguksa, head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, just outside Gyeongju https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462007 85462007 SK98 The grounds of Bulguksa, head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, just outside Gyeongju https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462008 85462008 SK99 Lanterns are put up for the annual Budda's Birthday celebrations https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462009 85462009 SK100 Lanterns are put up for the annual Budda's Birthday celebrations https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462010 85462010 SK101 A tour group at the grounds of Bulguksa temple, near Gyeongju https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462011 85462011 SK102 South Korean brothers pose for their parents https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462012 85462012 SK103 South Korean brothers pose for me https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462013 85462013 SK104 South Korean brothers pose for me https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462014 85462014 SK105 School groups swarm the grounds of Bulguksa temple, near Gyeongju https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462015 85462015 SK106 The grounds of the Seokguram Grotto, which contains a monumental statue of the Buddha. The bright lanterns are a key part of the Buddha's Birthday celebrations https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462016 85462016 SK107 The grounds of the Seokguram Grotto, which contains a monumental statue of the Buddha. The bright lanterns are a key part of the Buddha's Birthday celebrations https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462017 85462017 SK108 The grounds of the Seokguram Grotto, which contains a monumental statue of the Buddha. The bright lanterns are a key part of the Buddha's Birthday celebrations https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462018 85462018 SK109 Chalking prayers, messages and wishes on slates is a common occurrence at South Korea's Buddhist temples; international visitors like to get in the act, too https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462019 85462019 SK110 Chalking prayers, messages and wishes on slates is a common occurrence at South Korea's Buddhist temples; international visitors like to get in the act, too https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462020 85462020 SK111 Chalking prayers, messages and wishes on slates is a common occurrence at South Korea's Buddhist temples; international visitors like to get in the act, too https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462021 85462021 SK112 Chalking prayers, messages and wishes on slates is a common occurrence at South Korea's Buddhist temples; international visitors like to get in the act, too https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462022 85462022 SK113 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul. The temple is also home to the International Zen Center, which hosts temple stays for visitors https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462023 85462023 SK114 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462024 85462024 SK115 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462025 85462025 SK116 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462026 85462026 SK117 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462027 85462027 SK118 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462028 85462028 SK119 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462030 85462030 SK120 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462031 85462031 SK121 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462032 85462032 SK122 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462033 85462033 SK123 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462034 85462034 SK124 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462035 85462035 SK125 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462036 85462036 SK126 A couple say their prayers at the Buddha's Birthday at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462037 85462037 SK127 A gleaming little Buddha at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462038 85462038 SK128 Folk musicians prepare to perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462039 85462039 SK129 A solitary folk performer at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462040 85462040 SK130 Folk musicians prepare to perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462041 85462041 SK131 Young dancers prepare to perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462042 85462042 SK132 Young dancers perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462043 85462043 SK133 Young dancers perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462044 85462044 SK134 Young dancers perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462045 85462045 SK135 Young dancers perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462046 85462046 SK136 Young dancers perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462047 85462047 SK137 Young dancers perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462048 85462048 SK138 Young dancers perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462049 85462049 SK139 Young dancers perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462050 85462050 SK140 Young dancers perform at the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462051 85462051 SK141 A monk's typical vegetarian diet at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462052 85462052 SK142 A typical meal for monks and Hwagyesa temple-stayers; soup, tea and vegetarian bibimbap, a mix of rice, lettuce, tofu and kimchi https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462053 85462053 SK143 Buddhist monks in South Korea are comfortable with all the mod-cons https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462054 85462054 SK144 Buddhist monks in South Korea are comfortable with all the mod-cons https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462055 85462055 SK145 Buddhist monks address the crowds att he Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462056 85462056 SK146 Lanterns are put up for the annual Budda's Birthday celebrations https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462057 85462057 SK147 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462058 85462058 SK148 Buddha's Birthday celebrations in full flow at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462059 85462059 SK149 Pohwa Sunim, head monk at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462061 85462061 SK150 Enjoying the serenity of Samgakshan national park, which nestles next to the Hwagyesa temple and overlooks Seoul city https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462062 85462062 SK151 Enjoying the serenity of Samgakshan national park, which nestles next to the Hwagyesa temple and overlooks Seoul city https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462063 85462063 SK152 Enjoying the serenity of Samgakshan national park, which nestles next to the Hwagyesa temple and overlooks Seoul city https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462064 85462064 SK153 A temple-stayer at the Hwagyesa temple practices meditation in the Samgakshan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462065 85462065 SK154 Enjoying the serenity of Samgakshan national park, which nestles next to the Hwagyesa temple and overlooks Seoul city https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462066 85462066 SK155 Temple-stayers from Hwagyesa practicising meditation https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462067 85462067 SK156 Monk and temple-stayers join in Buddhist prayer https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462068 85462068 SK157 Hwagyesa temple head monk Pohwa Sunim mingles with a temple-stayer https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462069 85462069 SK158 Hwagyesa temple head monk Pohwa Sunim mingles with a temple-stayer https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462070 85462070 SK159 A tea ceremony at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462071 85462071 SK160 A tea, turned pot noodle ceremony at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462072 85462072 SK161 Jogyesa temple, Seoul - the centre of Zen Buddhism in Korea https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462073 85462073 SK162 DMZ (demilitarized zone) separating North and South Korea. It was created by the UN in 1953 https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462075 85462075 SK163 DMZ (demilitarized zone) separating North and South Korea. It was created by the UN in 1953 https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462076 85462076 SK164 DMZ (demilitarized zone) separating North and South Korea. It was created by the UN in 1953 https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462077 85462077 SK165 DMZ (demilitarized zone) separating North and South Korea. It was created by the UN in 1953 https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462079 85462079 SK166 DMZ (demilitarized zone) separating North and South Korea. It was created by the UN in 1953 https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462080 85462080 SK167 DMZ (demilitarized zone) separating North and South Korea. It was created by the UN in 1953 https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462081 85462081 SK168 DMZ (demilitarized zone) separating North and South Korea. It was created by the UN in 1953 https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462082 85462082 SK169 DMZ (demilitarized zone) separating North and South Korea. It was created by the UN in 1953 https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462083 85462083 SK170 A painting in the DMZ depicts the dream of a reunified Korea - where a train links the two capitals, Seoul and Pyongyang https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462085 85462085 SK171 A painting in the DMZ depicts the dream of a reunified Korea - where a train links the two capitals, Seoul and Pyongyang https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462086 85462086 SK172 Seoul's happening Insadong district https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462087 85462087 SK173 Seoul's happening Insadong district https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462088 85462088 SK174 Seoul's happening Insadong district https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462090 85462090 SK175 Writer Steve McKenna at Seoraksan national park https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462091 85462091 SK177 Writer Steve McKenna with Pohwa Sunim, head monk at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462098 85462098 SK178 Writer Steve McKenna with a fellow temple-stayer at the Hwagyesa temple, on the outskirts of Seoul https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462099 85462099 SK179 Writer Steve McKenna with a South Korean guard in the DMZ https://www.stevemckenna.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85462101 85462101