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Haedong Yonggung Temple, Busan

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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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  • I really liked the temple. I went on a sunny day and the way up to the temple from the bus stop was really pretty as it was cherry blossom season. It takes between 10-15 mins from the bus stop to the ...  more »
  • This is not a huge temple, however worth visiting. The scenery is peaceful. Moreover, you can also visit an aquarium near the temple for free.  more »
  • It is complicated to get there, but worth the effort. Beware, the place is popular with Koreans, so it can be crowd!
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