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Korea – Unjusa Temple Photos

Hwasun Unjusa Temple Photos Korea
Written by Duke Stewart

We spent a wonderful fall afternoon walking around Hwasun’s Unjusa Temple and found it just as mysterious and intriguing as the brochures and hype offered. You can read more about the backstory here, as these Unjusa Temple photos will show you a truly special place in Korea, through our lenses.

Let me set the day for you. It was a beautiful fall day that we all know and love. You know the ones I’m talking about: crisp, cool air with the sun shining and hardly a cloud in the sky. The leaves are turing brown but are still stuck in that awesome patch of green/orange that tells us fall is just getting started.

I’m really surprised that Unjusa Temple wasn’t busier on this day but that’s what luck is for, huh? Anyway, I hope you enjoy this photo walk through Hwasun, Korea’s Unjusa Temple and will share your thoughts below in the comments section! Enjoy, my friend.


Unjusa Temple Photos

Duke Stewart Hwasun Unjusa Temple Korea

After entering the long driveway and paying our entrance fee, the walk in is a quiet one.

Hwasun Unjusa Temple Stone Pagodas South Korea

As I mentioned in the story, Unjusa’s Stone Pagodas are one of its claims to fame. They’re pretty cool to look at and come right out upon entry.

Hwasun Unjusa Temple Stone Pagodas
Hwasun Unjusa Temple Stone Pagoda

Hwasun Stone Pagodas Near and Far

Aside from the stone pagodas, another striking feature is Unjusa’s Stone Buddhas that don’t look anything like those found at other temples throughout Korea. There are two more famous ones than this one on site (Wabul) but I can’t get over this one.

Hwasun Unjusa Temple Stone Buddha

Unjusa does have standard halls that serve multiple functions, prayer being one among many.

Korea Hwasun Unjusa Temple Prayer Hall

If you walk past the main courtyard, a series of paths will take you to a nice overlook that really puts the whole place into perspective. They’re actually everywhere around the temple grounds but I particularly like this view the best of them all.

Overlooking Hwasun Unjusa Temple Korea

Korea Hwasun Unjusa Temple Valley and Mountains

After taking that in for a bit, we walk down and back through the courtyard and pagodas.

Korea Hwasun Unjusa Temple Persimmons

Here come the persimmons! These trees greet us on the way out and make the perfect end to our visit to Unjusa Temple. Do you like persimmons? I miss the fanfare that surrounds harvest day and can’t wait to have another fresh one like they have in Korea. Speaking of food, lunch is approaching and after a walk back through the entrance, we hop in the car and search for something quick and delicious.

What did you think of this temple? Would you like to visit someday? Ever been? I’d love to read your thoughts below in the comments section! 

This post is a part of our Travel Photos series.

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Duke Stewart

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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