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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  • October 5, 2017
    For breathtaking views of the Sea Palace saga ... When the old travel group tours which section brings you their ... Turtle room saw nothing strange life ~
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  • October 4, 2017
    The main attraction is the pathway to the temple which even though is slightly narrow increases the level of anxiety as to what is in store on the other side. The view point is good for taking back go...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    I've been to quite a few Buddhist temples and this has the unique fact that it is on the edge of the ocean. Lots of cool details, and who doesn't love a big golden Buddha! Easy and cheap to get to usi...  more »

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