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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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  • Sublime temple buildings was just 20 metres from the back door of the temple on the street of yakiniku restaurants and was convinced that had the wrong me site then you upload the rampita and pam there are all mountains flowers
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  • It is Korea's largest Buddhist temple. Guests can enjoy a relaxing time. It is recommended when you want to spend time leisurely walk from the downtown area.
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  • This is quite a striking and tranquil temple in the heart of Seoul. It is also an important temple in Korean Buddhism. The gardens are very nice complete with an ancient tree. There are numerous, colo...  more »
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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.