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Bongeunsa Temple, Seoul

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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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  • I went to Bongeunsa Temple on May and there was a festival of Buddha. So they held a festival for a few days and so many people came and pray, also they wrote down their wishes in a piece of paper and...  read more »
  • There are many cultural and religion activities all year round in this temple complex, location is very good on the side of hill in Gangnam area with concrete forest.the grand hall is extraordinarily ...  read more »
  • The temple is located in the popular tourist attractions. Make the attraction to many. Peaceful atmosphere for
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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.
  • 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.
  • Interesting temple which is surround by modern Gangnam architecture.
  • Small little and nicely kept temple. Nice to walk around in.
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