Haeinsa, Hapcheon-Gun

See ancient scriptures carved on wooden printing blocks at Haeinsa, a Korean Buddhism shrine that's also listed as a World Heritage Site. The temple's large depository of woodblocks has survived fires and wars and remains an important part of the country's cultural and religious heritage. The temple also offers accommodations, and an opportunity to see the daily life there. Put Haeinsa into our Hapcheon-Gun route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is easy to get by bus here. You have every 40 minutes a bus. The bus station at Haeinsa is exactly 1.2km away from the temple and is a easy 15 minutes walk. The bus station is on the main street (G...  more »
  • We stayed the first time in a temple. It was part of our tour. We are not religious and have no experience with meditation or similar. Therefore, we report here only briefly the process. You get a grey trousers and grey vest and arrives in the afternoon. It is including what comfortable to wear where you can sit on the floor. Long-sleeved T-Shirt and leggings for example. To do this, you get a blanket and a style sheet. You sleep on the floor on a mattress. The rooms are well heated and with underfloor heating. Then, you get an introduction to the code of conduct. Also available in English. Sleeping is at 21:00 and getting up at 4:00. There fixed times for the prayers, meditation, and other programme items. Very impressive, I found the drums of the monks. The system is great and you can walk much. When the guests are gone it will be evening quiet. Important to know: no alcohol and no smoking on the entire site.
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  • Haenisa, the temple in which the Tripitaka Koreana is stored, is the 32nd national treasure of Korea. I consider that this place is the better experience that you can have.
  • In South Korea, Haeinsa Temple is considered as one of the most important Buddhist temple. After being burned down in the fire, the temple was rebuilt. The temple still contains complete copy of Buddhist scriptures and is worth a visit.
  • It is my 2nd times visit here this time beautiful than last time.
  • I stayed here as part of a group staying overnight as a "Temple Stay" The temple is ancient and the location is beautiful as is the temple and the gardens. Temple stay rules are fairly strict. No smoking, no alcohol and the sexes are segregated at night (even married couples). Food is basic and vegetarian. You eat what the monks eat but you can bring in your own snacks. Beware that there are no food outlets nearby. Lights out at 9 pm and you sleep on thin mattresses on the floor. The temple houses a unique copy of the "Tripitaka", a Buddhist text, carved on to wooden plates which were used to print the text on paper.. These are not accessible to the public but may be glimpsed through the ventilation slats of the ancient building which houses them. You can opt out of some activities but it is worth getting up at 3 am to watch the beating of the massive temple drum and take part in the chanting and meditation.
  • Beautiful temple and with a great heritage. The walks around the temple are also nice.
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