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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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  • 來釜山ㄧ定要來宗教聖地龍宮寺,它是韓國第一家靠近海邊佛教聖地,一進去兩邊都是攤販烤魷魚還不錯吃,再進去有12生肖雕像可拍照,走進去有很多大大小小佛像雕像,都人工做的,感覺不是很真的,海邊可以看到日初日落美景。 
  • 廟宇的部分十分普通,到處都看得到添香油的箱子,這點有點煞風景。但是整體風景和庭園造景蠻美,看得到有許多櫻花樹,但還沒開花,沿著海和山,可以想見之後會很漂亮。廟宇背山環海,風景怡人。 
  • Best temple in Busan. Excellent view, different. I managed to throw a coin into the wishing well from the temple at the top. I forgot if I made a wish...