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Jogyesa, Seoul
(4.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
A symbol of Zen Buddhism in Korea, Jogyesa in lively downtown Seoul attracts worshipers from all over the world, culminating during the annual May celebrations of Buddha’s birthday. Although the temple was established in the distant 14th century, the current structure dates back to 1938, when it was proclaimed the headquarters of Korean Buddhism. Admire the imposing building and its spacious worship hall, adorned with vibrantly painted decorations and lanterns, or visit the courtyard, which boasts a pair of trees more than half a millennium old. Plan to visit Jogyesa during your Seoul vacation using our convenient Seoul travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • A lovely, active temple for those in-town. Many were praying there, and visitors were welcome as long as they took off their shoes. There are two prayer options on the site and both are worth checking...  more »
  • 1 of the few established Temple in Seoul it is easily accessible via Anguk station. Jogyesa Temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea and the main temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. The...  more »
  • Walked here today to check out various temples and lovely old tree. Many people in prayer. Also offering incense and flowers. Beautiful main temple with the three Buddhas. Very spiritual experience. 
Google
  • peaceful and well maintained. when we visited it was highly decorated too. Near the exit they have a souvenir shop as well where one could pick up good Korean stuff
  • It is a rather small buddhist temple and not much information is given about the history. However, it's very beautiful and you can see Korean monks dressed in traditional robes here and also get to taste lotus tea for free!
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  • Fantastic place in the middle of the city
  • Small temple near Insadong, but beautifully decorated during festival times. Nice carved panels around the outside, and next door to Korea's first Post Office.