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Haedong Yonggung Temple, Busan

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Nestled up against the rocky coastline, Haedong Yonggung Temple offers sweeping sea views and a rare example of oceanfront medieval architecture in the country. Originally constructed in 1376, the temple has in the following centuries undergone several periods of restoration and reconstruction. Make your way along the 108 steps to the main part of the sanctuary, and you'll find the path lined with anthropomorphic animal statues representing the signs of the zodiac. Peel off towards the sea to get a panoramic view out over the water from the rocky viewpoint, where you can feel the breeze blowing and hear the waves crashing against the shore. Explore the main portion of the temple and find its numerous nooks and crannies, filled with icons, statues, and artworks dedicated to teachings of the Buddhist faith. Take a look at our Busan vacation builder to schedule your visit to Haedong Yonggung Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It wasn't a bad place but I think the excellent reviews made me expect too much. Or maybe it was because the bridge was under construction when I went there (2015), or maybe because I was disappointed...  read more »
  • By the way from Busan Station covered about 23,000 won by taxi. If you like 4 friends 600 Yen / person so much, taxis are recommended? Entranced in a rough sea more views, lashed to the temple.
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  • Visited the women's apartment. From Haeundae station of the subway come in at 181 bus. It was nice and refreshing feeling to be (* ^ __ ^ *) there were a lot of sightseeing tours for groups of people. 8:00 to open the stalls, you can start eating good food.
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