Haedong Yonggung Temple, Busan

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Nestled up against the rocky coastline, Haedong Yonggung Temple offers sweeping sea views and a rare example of oceanfront medieval architecture in the country. Originally constructed in 1376, the temple has in the following centuries undergone several periods of restoration and reconstruction. Make your way along the 108 steps to the main part of the sanctuary, and you'll find the path lined with anthropomorphic animal statues representing the signs of the zodiac. Peel off towards the sea to get a panoramic view out over the water from the rocky viewpoint, where you can feel the breeze blowing and hear the waves crashing against the shore. Explore the main portion of the temple and find its numerous nooks and crannies, filled with icons, statues, and artworks dedicated to teachings of the Buddhist faith. To visit Haedong Yonggung Temple on your holiday in Busan, and find out what else Busan has to offer, use our Busan.
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  • This is a beautiful relatively small temple located in front of the ocean. Some people consider Haedong Yonggung as the most beautiful temple in Korea because of its location. I really like it. It....  more »
  • The temple is located on the beachside and it has a very beautiful view. It is not so small, and you can spend here at least an hour  more »

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