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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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  • We went into the temple when it was already dark out,it must have been 19.00 or close to it so that's the time I'm recommending you show up as it felt like just the right time to be there. There was t...  more »
  • This was one of my favorite places to visit. The palaces in Seoul are interesting but the temple was more so because it is a working temple. The grounds were alive with monks and worshippers. You can ...  more »
  • In general I found this beautiful temple, though the various stalls at the entrance, the many renovations and the little order here and they certainly did lose points in this place. Not really close, but with the metro can be reached easily. Definitely in the future, work completed, it will be nicer. At the time, if you go there, you will not miss anything.
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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