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Naksansa Temple, Yangyang-gun

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One of the eight greatest scenic areas in the east of Korea, Naksansa Temple has served for centuries as a place of prayer and meditation in pristine natural surroundings. Situated on top of the mountain of the same name, it was built thanks to a Buddhist monk who, after a several days’ meditation, claimed he had seen a goddess who told him to erect a temple there. The spot where he used to meditate now houses a pavilion. Take a walk around the temple and enjoy the view of the sea and the coastline. Put Naksansa Temple and other Yangyang-gun attractions into our Yangyang-gun trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It was rebuilt, but the fire Lotus pond duck family and was a picture as the background of the sea in front of Kannon, also very good to see the kids and hit the Bell.
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  • The scenery of the sea was great with cancer GUREN. Crashing surf! Large stone statues of Buddha was cool. The entrance fee is 3000 3000 was won was parking also won.
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  • The landscape looks good, with the sea and the sunny weather was good and the atmosphere of a rainy day so you don't have to be.
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  • Seaside beautiful temple! Most popular place in Yangyang!
  • A beautiful and serene place.
  • Beautiful temple by the seaside. The bodhisattva at the top of the hill is also worth the climb to see
  • One of the most beautiful places in Gwang-won province. The place is surrounded by cascading mountains to the west and turquoise colored ocean to the east. On the cliff there is a Buddhist temple. It is 3,000 won to park your car. Then you will need to hike about 10 minutes from the main gate to the top of the hill which will give you a nice view of the mountains and ocean. Once inside the temple, the views are just spectacular. There is a nice tea house with a view of the ocean behind the souvenir store. This is a MUST visit place if you are visiting Gangneung, Gwang-won province. I don't know how any could give this place less than 4 stars.
  • Beautiful temple. Outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and Sea of Japan. Be prepared for an uphill hike to get there, though.

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