Category: South Korea

Top things to do in South Korea + places to eat and stay

Celebrating Buddha’s birthday festival in Seoul a travel highlight

Reading Time: 5 minutes Widely celebrated in many Asian countries, Buddha’s birthday festival in Seoul, South Korea, was one of the highlights of our visit there. We took part in temple celebrations, Buddha blessings and washings, were awed by colorful lanterns and candles, and attended parades. Here are our insider tips to make the most of your Seoul visit and enjoy Buddha’s birthday festival celebrations during your visit.

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Marvel at Seoul’s shamanist Guksadang shrine on Mt. Inwang-san

Reading Time: 4 minutes High above Seoul, nestled among the rocky crags of the city’s western mountain peak sits a shamanist shrine that remains off the typical tourist track of South Korea’s capital. The Guksadang shrine and the surrounding complex on Mt. Inwang-san offers views of Seoul that are unsurpassed — if you are willing to be a little adventurous – HI Travel Tales’ mantra of course.

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