Haeinsa, Hapcheon-Gun

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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 and other Hapcheon-Gun attractions into our Hapcheon-Gun itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Have plenty of time to look all up to get a superb view of the entrance. My time is worth more than precious.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Located in Hapcheon, South GyeongSang province, go mountain year greetings ... Haeinsa is considered the captain kept the Lord's temple. Just wanted to see one and. .. Today it's finally in. .. For us, it's known as palmandaejanggyeong. The total number of 81258 Edition Edition. Protect the country from the Goryeo dynasty of Mongolia will made blasphemous woodcuts, ... It's a great legacy to vis-à-vis. .. Year greetings to. On May 3, three days before the finish, on April 8, the lunar calendar (sec) files was the Buddha's birthday. As seen earlier in this section for the fire, stopping the photoelectric and. .. The pious mind of Buddha tantra God and. .. He will take back to Jean ... As the captain at stake ... Edition Move a step. But you can see for yourself ... Em take yourself real piety that is being kept in the Edition, but it. .. Though it looks visually vis-à-vis the colossal heritage in grate and. .. Years ago the ancestral wisdom and try to evoke the spirit of the country of issue. Take a step back to the temple grounds. Cool breezes and. .. Green sky ... Guess it's just a good day to travel.
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  • July 29, 2017
    This is a cultural and historic site as it houses the Buddhist sacred texts, the Tripitaka Koreana. It is a peaceful and beautiful setting which is very well maintained.  more »
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  • November 7, 2016
    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.
  • April 12, 2017
    Beautiful temple and with a great heritage. The walks around the temple are also nice.
  • October 9, 2016
    Home of the over 750-year-old wood printing blocks of the Buddhist canon 'Tripitaka' - 81,258 wooden blocks in pristine condition, comprised of a staggering 52,330,152 hand-carved characters. You'll only be able to take a closer look at the blocks from the beginning of 2017 as it's closed to the public now. The surrounding area of Gayasan National Park is itself a wonder, and there are nice walking/hiking trails ('Sorigil' 소리길) close to the main road and river.
  • January 2, 2017
    One of the holiest sites in South Korea and for Buddhism. The temple stay program is great and should be on any trip itinerary for South Korea.
  • April 2, 2017
    One of the most beautiful places in the world.

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