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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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  • The Basilica suddenly appeared in the business district. Shrine at any time of the year many of you hotel room. I'm loved by the public, and you can feel. Unlike the way visits Japan, interesting stuff. This day is a beautiful lantern's prayer? Along with was decorate the grounds.
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  • Beautiful Temple. Very peaceful and scenic. Definitely worth checking it out if you are in the Gangnam area 
  • There is easy access to the temple through the station with the same name. It is a beautiful temple surrounded by the city. Worth the visit. There is a huge statue of Buddha which can be easily missed...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • Located in GangNam district which is one of the business and cultural center of Seoul. Build over 1,200 years ago and coexisting with rapid developments of the area. Great place to meditate and get a glimpse of Korean Buddhism.
  • It's a temple, you could find peace. It's also nearby the subway station. When I come here, I had a very good experience.
  • Visited in 2014. nice calm place