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Bongeunsa Temple, Seoul

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Landmark Religious Site
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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  • Its Temple is opposite the Coex, a convention hall. When enter to main gate, colorful lanterns are floatting in the air, So tidy and beautiful! Inside the temple, there is an information counter, main...  more »
  • Had joined the temple tour, held every Thursday 2 pm, 20,000 won. Its all worth it. Our Korean guide tried her very best to explain in English. Must do in Seoul.  more »
  • Fortunate to see the temple area with snow and without. What a calmness in the heart of a bustling area of Seoul! The grounds are beautiful and you'll forget you are across the street from a conventio...  more »
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  • Easy to get to. Right smack in the middle of everything. Coex mall is across the street. The temple grounds are a great mix of old and new.
  • One of the most beautiful places you will ever visit in your life. Spiritual contrasted by the modern skyscrapers. Unique experience.
  • This place is spiritual and good for meditation and worshipping. We can see very good architectural and carving.
  • Nice place to visit. Can feel some korean things here
  • Before the birth day of buddha tje enlightement are so nice