Picture of the Day: Korean Buddhist Statue Open To the Public for the First Time In 1,200 Years | ROK Drop

Picture of the Day: Korean Buddhist Statue Open To the Public for the First Time In 1,200 Years | ROK Drop.

After much debate, organizers of the Tripitaka Koreana Festival 2013 decided on Sept. 13, 2013 to open to the public the Buddha statue carved on a rock cliff at Haein Temple in Hapcheon, 354 kilometers southeast of Seoul, during the 45-day festival that begins on Sept. 27. The statue, believed to be from the Unified Silla period (668–935), was accessible only to monks for prayers for 1,200 years. – See more at: http://rokdrop.com/2013/09/14/picture-of-the-day-korean-buddhist-statue-open-to-the-public-for-the-first-time-in-1200-years/#sthash.8yOynefs.dpuf

 

 

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