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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Seoul attractions like Jogyesa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Saya mengunjunginya ketika ada festival bunga krisan. Sangat indah dan bisa sambil berdoa juga disana  more »
  • Jogyesa Temple is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Korea and a symbol of Korean Buddhism. It is centrally located near Insadong. It is an important temple because it is the lead temple of...  more »
  • Our daughter lives just south of Seoul and we visited her last summer. First I was in awe of the mandala of Lotus flowers. But as I stepped up to see the 3 gold Buddhas, I was speechless. I must have ...  more »
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  • We were staying nearby and visited everyday. The store within this square has offerings to give to the temple and extremely beautiful beaded bracelets that you can sometimes catch on sale! Great place for a morning walk. If you can get up at 5 and 6 am (not hard with the jet lag) to head over- you can hear the chants and look in on the prayer.
  • Beautiful Buddhist Temple in Seoul. Elegant and graceful but unobtrusive. It was quite busy when we were there with both tourists and worshippers but there was no sense of being rushed or hustled for anything. Very calm and peaceful experience.
  • Ancient Buddhist temple in Seoul. It is a historically significant temple. Has beautiful lantern celebration on Buddha's birthday. has a Buddhist museum next to it. Also organizes Buddhist retreats, non Koreans can also take part.
  • Everyone calls it pagoda in city. It is a peaceful place inside a busy city.
  • Very active place and surrounding. Good to visit for Everyone.

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