Travel photography and stock images by Stephen Bay
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Photos of Korean Family Shrines

South Korea
Korean gravesites are generally mounds of earth on rural hillsides. The locations are chosen based on whether they are seen as auspicious for the future family fortunes. Korean families visit the graves of their ancestors to show filial piety and respect. This happens during Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving), the fall harvest moon festival and the Lunar New Year, among other times. The gravesites shown here are for members of the Heunghae Bay clan, one of five Bay clans in Korea.
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