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Jogyesa, Seoul

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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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  • Just interviewed for the Buddha's birthday, so great was surprised by people. Colorful lanterns is a sight to see. Japan TV crew had visited to interview along with the priest.
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  • Small temple but many people prayer there and my tourist too. Beautiful place n located at city centre.  more »
  • Temple deserves a visit-a beautiful wooden building, can on the outside look at prayer and ceremonies by visitors of the temple, which is quite a lot.
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  • 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.