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Beomeosa, Busan

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Religious Site
Pay a visit to Beomeosa on the side of Geumjeongsan mountain, known for its picturesque forest surroundings. Built in 678 CE, the temple complex was destroyed during the Japanese invasions, but rebuilt in the later centuries. Enjoy the relaxing, but strenuous hike up to the temple, where you can relish the spiritual atmosphere, well-maintained gardens, and the scenic mountainside setting, especially picturesque in late spring when the wisterias bloom. Continue the hike to the top of the mountain to see a legendary well where, according to local tales, a fish came down from the heavens to swim, giving the temple its name. Plan to visit Beomeosa during your Busan vacation using our convenient Busan family vacation planner.
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  • It is one of the best temples I have seen. You take the bus 90 from Beomeosa subway station and get to this lovely lush mountain location. If I had known I would have stayed the night, you can do a "t...  more »
  • great temple, you also get cardio exercise since you hike up this temple bus service available no. 90 easily accessible to tourists not much tourists here good place to pray and meditate  more »
  • I joined the temple stay program with a group of friends in Mid-May 2017. The guide, Pamela, was professional and offered clear and easy to follow English translation. There were two to three other vo...  more »
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  • I have seen over 10 temples across Seoul and Busan and this is my favourite! It is very authentic and large. Unlike the other temples I have seen, Beomeosa is a true hermitage and is organized like a small town where many monks live and practice. They even offer temple stay, which I regret not doing but I did spend over 6 hours at Beomeosa and took part in a prayer exclusively designated for monks so I am grateful for this opportunity. One of the senior monks made an exception and allowed us to participate in their ceremony, it was very powerful and special! Amazing place to take photos, enjoy in tranquility and experience a true Buddhist lifestyle.
  • It's okay but not exceptional. It's spread out a bit so there's some sincere up hill walking to see parts of it.
  • This is one way that Busan preserves its true heritage. Amazing place!
  • Beautiful temple and garden surrounding the place. When we visited the space, some maintenance was going on. The place is easily accessible by public transport and there is no need to get a cab if you are in leisurely mood. It's good for people looking for some quiet time.
  • Beautiful scenery. Nice temples