Friday, June 10, 2011

미타사, Mita Temple

Lately I've been taking line 3 a lot and while passing from Oksu station to Geumho station I caught sight of the roofs of what looked to be a temple and I decided that one day I had to find that temple for myself. On my bike ride that brought me to the Dalmaji Park, I found myself right next to this temple and decided to check it out. 

It's truely an urban temple. Only half the buildings inside look like they belong in a temple. It was quite empty too the day I went on a Thursday around noontime. 

But while this temple didn't have the same austerity of some of Korea's more famous temples, I was really intrigued by the artwork and colors that were there.  Unfortunately my camera was in desperate need of a cleaning at the time that I went here and my photos didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped. Fortunately my camera has been all cleaned out and I'm happy once again with my camera.

This isn't a temple which I would say you need to go out of your way to see, but if you happen to be around Oksu station, it might be worth a 5 minute look around. 


  1. We loved finding that temple too! Here's Steve's video: :)

  2. Thanks Jo. I actually found that as I was writing the blog myself. I thought, I must be the first blogger to ever wander in here. And then Steve's blog pops up. Man, he gets to everything before me!! I was gona link it in the blog myself, but I totally forgot. Now the link is here, though, so it's just as good.