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Gwaneumsa Temple, Jeju

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Nestled at the foot of a mountain, Gwaneumsa Temple is dedicated to the Bodhisattva of Compassion and adorned with countless statues, colorful murals, and paper lanterns. The whole area emits an atmosphere of tranquility with its koi ponds, cherry blossoms, ancient cave shrines, and quiet paths sheltered by tall cedar trees. The temple dates back to the period before the 10th century, when Tamra Dynasty ruled the country. Destroyed during the 18th century, when Confucianism was declared the only national religion, the temple was rebuilt in the 20th century. See Gwaneumsa Temple and all Jeju has to offer by arranging your trip with our Jeju vacation trip planner.
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  • Really good and the atmosphere is a lot of education to become a part of. Once the famous temples in this country would go with educational value.
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  • Fam can see both Halla course entrance in Bo lightly covered. Take a bus from the city centre you can see the section also has Temple stay also and once lost in meditation.
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  • Gwaneumsa Temple is close to Jeju National University and about 1 KM from the Gwaneumsa trail head to go to the top of Halla-san (the tallest mountain in South Korea). I've been to the temple many tim...  more »

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You'll find plenty of accommodations in Jeju, an established tourism destination for mainlanders and foreign visitors. Look in the Nohyeong-Dong district and by the harbor in the city center for the majority of rooms. Across these two areas, you'll find everything from luxury hotels to budget, family-run guesthouses. Guesthouses in rural areas attract backpackers with inexpensive rooms, while rental cottages in the coastal areas remain popular with honeymooners.
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