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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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  • This was my favourite temple in South Korea (I visited 4). It's near Insadong (between Insadong street 10-12) and I spent 2 hours here because I listened to the monks prayer for an hour. The lanterns ...  more »
  • This is a colorful and interesting place near the palaces and Insadong. If you can arrive during a Buddhist service it is even more impressive.  more »
  • 這次前去時有許多地方在整修, 但還是阻擋不了佛光的普照! 觀音佛祖佇立於首爾市中心, 廣大慈悲的願力讓眾生都能感受到, 有佛教信仰的旅客, 記得來一趟曹溪寺。 此景點可與清溪川、首爾廣場一同前去!  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!
  • Beautiful and peaceful -
  • 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.