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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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  • Not as big as Bongeunsa in Gangnam but is really beautiful. The three big Buddahs look spectacular!! 
  • This temple was my second favorite in Seoul. It's amazing how close it is to the city, and seeing locals come into the temple to pray, directly from work or during tier lunch break is such a great cul...  more »
  • A beautiful temple located in Insadong. The garden is filled with colorful decorations. Very popular as a place of worship.
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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.