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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. See Bongeunsa Temple and all Seoul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Seoul online tour planner .
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  • We visit the temple on the last day since we have nothing much to do. Very well preserve. But, if you coming around SMTOWN area, then can have a short drop off this place for some nice photo.  more »
  • This temple is located right next to COEX, a mega shopping mall and convention center. Visit here if you want to add some tradition in your modern traveling day in Seoul.  more »
  • It is a magnificent temple location, facing across the road with COEX Center and bongeunsa Temple station down access. How many faithful people, body throw ground such as the worshipped.
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  • A great place to go near COEX, Seoul. good for meditation, 108 bows, and closing day ceremony at the bell tower, one of the largest activity temples in Seoul
  • I did not come across any article related to Seoul which has this place in it's itinerary, but it's like one of those hidden gems you discover during a trip! I'm so glad I went to this place, it so Serene and peaceful! I got to see some kind of morning ceremony being performed at the shrine, it was a very good experience, and the place is really close to the subway Bongeunsa Station! I would definitely recommend it.
  • Bongeunsa temple for the first time but I love the place so much! Many things to see, walk around and pray. The day I went was cool as there was a lantern festival - very colourful and the weather is great. Bongeunsa is also well connected with the subway too so it's really reachable and easy to find. The place is photogenic so it's great to take lots of photos! Will of course return every time I visited Seoul.
  • Hidden touristic place. Strongly recommend to go on May near buddha's birthday!! It will look like this!
  • Visited back in winter of 2018. A traditional Korean Buddhist temple north of the COEX complex. When I was there, some part of the facility is under renovation so access is limited. There is no entry fee but offerings like incense & rice require a small donation. Mindful this is a real working temple with monks on site so visitors need to conduct themselves with respect.
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