Samgwangsa Temple (삼광사) was founded 1986 and is located in the Busanjin area which is very close to Seomyeon. It is situated on the side of Baekyang mountain and is open 24 hours a day for praying. Samgwangsa Temple (삼광사) holds a lantern festival every year which normally lasts for about a month. It is famous for displaying a large amount of different types of lanterns. The festival is held around Buddha’s birthday.
To get to Samgwangsa Temple, simply catch bus 81 or 133 from the bus stop shown here: http://dmaps.kr/4nrn8 (Seomyeon station exit #2 – walk about 2-3 mins and the bus stop is in front of Holly’s Coffee).
Below are some of the photos from my night spent at the Samgwangsa Temple Lantern Festival ( 삼광사 연등축제 ). Hope you enjoy them 🙂
For other festivals in Korea, please look at my time spent at the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, Jinju Lantern Festival, Busan Fireworks Festival and the Daegu Lantern Festival. If you are wondering what else there is to do/see in Busan, please see my must-visit places in Busan. Please also see my extremely detailed Busan Itineraries. Not sure where to stay in Busan? Don’t worry, I have that covered in my post on the Best Areas to Stay in Busan.
As usual, if you have any questions please leave a comment 🙂