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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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  • Buy a third visit to the Palace for!! The first went to me is ironically on December 25, Christmas!! Merriest slack jeoliji!! I know why I went and. .. There are a lot of people like me are a good opportunity to realize that ignorance was the fact that you wish to laugh!! Heh heh this is by no means just went without thinking. Every time I go, but this time it's proven every time new living Palace. Especially now that a lot of the lucky coin toss a coin to prepare plenty of rum from me. In the winter enjoy the solitude and romance of the sea, then thaw and captured the Palace and!!
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  • make sure you are wearing comfortable walking shoes, the paths are a little uneven in places and a reasonable amount of walking up and down uneven stairs is required. Great views and make sure you hav...  more »
  • Signs of the zodiac for four spots in Busan! The beach is right next to the sea and where you can enjoy temples! Good luck with the coins across the bridge sing!! The view from the observation deck at the top of the Temple of the sea is excellent!
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