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Haedong Yonggung Temple, Busan

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Had a wonderful visit to this temple. The location is stunning with view of Busan in the distance. The Temple is accessed through a long walk way. There are statues of the Chinese Horoscope on the thi...  more »
  • The unusual location of this temple makes it a must visit if in Busan. There is a steep climb down and up again, so be warned. Definitely worth the effort though. Was very busy on the day we went, but...  more »
  • A truly stunning temple. When walking to it you do feel as if you have stepped back in time. The sculptures were amazing and awe-inspiring. The best moment for me was standing at the top next to the g...  more »