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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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  • Then moved to 100 bus and drove 7 stops, then 20 minutes on foot to Hill and here it is beauty.
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  • Trip out of city in this famous shrine was planned immediately, get on the bus. But before the temple should go to picturesque places or on shore (we returned). People very much, literally flow in the opposite direction. At the entrance of many shops with food (grilled squid recommend). There, what to see, and back to the Institute of the sea along the coast (not quite sure what is right call), there is also that show for free
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  • The temple is well known to be one which is by the sea. Getting there is not a big problem, we took a bus from Haeundae station since we were staying in that area, however, i'm sure that you can also ...  more »

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Established as a domestic tourist destination for a long while now, you'll find a good set of accommodations in Busan, a city becoming more and more equipped to cope with its burgeoning international reputation. Around Seomyeon station and slightly further to the northeast lie some of the most established options, with an abundance of hotels, hostels, and guesthouses in this highly commercial district. Head to the Haeundae beach district for a range of beachfront options, and more budget-friendly guesthouses in the side streets that lead away from the beach.
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