I thought long and hard…

I was on the fence about this blog post for a bit. But anyone traveling in Korea should learn about this and keep an open mind.

When you visit Korea, you will see swastikas randomly and infrequently — but they do not symbolize Nazism.

These swastikas correspond with Buddhism. It is said that a swastika was stamped on Buddha when he died, so the symbol means Buddha’s heart. It can also symbolize Buddha’s footprints. It also means good fortune and a lot more feel-good things.

So just keep an open mind when seeing this symbol.

 

 

 

Door in Suwon

At Jogyesa Temple in Seoul. 

 

Cheers!

— Sara

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About Sara Pintilie

A journalist being curious in her own state of Texas. Huzzah!
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