Mireuk Daebul (Great Statue of Maitreya Buddha at Bongeunsa) by TonyCrehan

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Featured in Sculpture Group on 11/20/12

Mireuk Daebul (Great Statue of Maitreya Buddha) at Bongeunsa, a 1200 year old temple located in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Maitreya is the future Buddha who vows to save sentient beings in the era after the lifetime of Sakyamuni Buddha. This 23 metre high statue depicts Maitreya coming down to earth to save all those who are suffering. The stones used in construction of the statue in 1996 were carried all the way from Iksan in Jeolla Province, a stronghold of the Maitreya faith.

Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 on 30th October 2012.


religion, temples, statues, buddha, maitreya, bongeunsa, seoul, south korea

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  • maggie326
    maggie326over 1 year ago

    Gorgeous image Tony wonderful capture

  • Thanks for your fave and great support Maggie.

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

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  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Beautiful image Excellent POV and color

  • Thanks for adding this to your favourites and for your comment Byron.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 1 year ago

    A lovely image Tony.

  • Thank you Christine.

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  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • Thanks for the great news Marie….a big thrill to have my work featured in our group.

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    Cynthia Broomf...over 1 year ago

  • Thanks Cynthia.

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  • Thanks for the great news Evelyn……a big thrill to have my work featured in the group.

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