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. To visit Haedong Yonggung Temple on your holiday in Busan, and find out what else Busan has to offer, use our Busan day trip tool .
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  • In a very scenic location. Moderate amount of walking on uneven surfaces. Not very easy for people who have trouble walking.  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit for it's spectacular location by the sea - I went in march when there were clear blue skies and big waves. On the path down to the temple there are the usual souvenir stalls, ...  more »
  • This is a beautiful sea side temple to visit. A great setting and very tranquil to boot. Very unusual to have a sea side temple as they are unusually on a hill.  more »
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