Prayers on Palgongsan in Daegu.
Posted on 5th September 2015.
This 4m tall seated Buddha as can be seen in the 2nd photo above is located at the peak of Mt Palgong. It is known as Gatbawi ( 갓바위) and devotees believe that it will grant one wish to those who pray to it ardently. Getting to it involves a steep climb up 1500 rock steps which some said took about an hour. Devotees place coins into the crevices of the rock wall at the side of its base as they believe that their wish will be fulfilled if the coin fits. A coin can be seen on the wall not far from Sang Hyun’s right hand (4th photo).
More on Gatbawi: http://www.dong.daegu.kr/english/culture_s2.php
A blogger’s account of the hike up:
More lovely photos of the hike up Mt Palgong (Korean article): http://blog.daum.net/nhpak2000/374