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Bongeunsa Temple, Seoul

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Located in the central Gingham district of Seoul, Bongeunsa Temple offers exquisite architecture and tranquility in a busy city. Originally built in 794 CE and reconstructed in 1498, the temple features a large area under greenery and stores some 3,479 Buddhist scriptures, including woodblock carvings of the Avatamsaka (Flower Garland) Sutra and the works of celebrated 19th-century calligrapher Kim Jeong-hui. You can participate in the Korean Zen meditation, a dawn service, and a tea ceremony, or a share a meal with traditional tableware. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Bongeunsa Temple and many more Seoul attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Seoul travel itinerary maker.
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  • This temple figure us what the Korea currently: a modern country close to its traditions. Indeed the very beautiful temple is surrounded by building.
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  • if you go to here you can take picture with big buddha statue and this place close to COEX Mall so if you go here you can go to COEX Mall too  more »
  • Samsung COEX at bongeunsa Temple. Seoul is also a famous Temple. Located in the heart of Gangnam's is impressive.
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  • A place to relax and be soulful. It is so walking distance from Coex Mall. Two great places to spend your day.
  • Took us awhile to find this place but was well worth it. Very peaceful and the monks don't mind you walking around taking pictures
  • It's so beautiful and quite the people there is so nice when they know I'm from Kuwait they greeted me with much love .
  • Peace island in the middle of Gangnam. A very pleasure experience for the visitors.
  • One of the best experiences in Korea. The worshipers included us in a meal, and the monks invited us for tea, incredibly welcoming gestures. Besides the beautiful buildings, the grounds are unbelievably peaceful. We left wishes written on rice paper and tied to lanterns. Temple-stay is definitely in the future.