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Yakchunsa Temple, Seogwipo

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Experience the culture of Buddhism at Yakchunsa Temple. The building rises 30 m (98 ft) high and covers an area of 3,305 sq m (35,575 sq ft), making it the largest temple in the East. Keep an eye out for the 5 m (16 ft) "Vairocana" (celestial Buddha) statue right at the entrance, then admire the temple walls, adorned with carved portraits of Buddha. See the large 18 ton bell facing the Dharma hall, and don’t miss the royal spirit tablets. The temple offers overnight stay programs, so you can fully embrace the peaceful lifestyle of Buddhism. Use our Seogwipo trip itinerary maker to visit Yakchunsa Temple on your trip to Seogwipo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful orange trees surrounding the temple and some lovely cherry blossom trees. A nice temple with a lot of lanterns hanging . It can be skipped if you are tight on schedule and have to visit seve...  more »
  • Very beautiful and serene temple. there is also an option for temple stay here. it's tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life so it will be a good retreat. There were prayers ongoing when w...  more »
  • The temple is located on olle 8 trail and there is a bus that takes you directly there from Seogwipo (bus 140). At the entrance, someone might aak you to give 10 000 won to buy a bag of rice but you d...  more »