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Haedong Yonggung Temple, Busan
(4/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • There was not much special about this temple. In fact, the average Korean temple is probably better because it wouldn't have the hundreds of people milling about trying to get selfies. It felt very co...  more »
  • Every time I come to Korea for passing the Palace. Every time I go the section over the Ocean feels this intention is exactly as many banners hanging on a little everywhere, he did. It would have been nice to have force only.
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  • We went there to see this famous temple and check it out ourselves, it was a beauty worth spending your time for, the sea and the teplme compliments each other in a very harmonious way. To get there y...  more »