Haedong Yonggung Temple, Busan

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#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Busan
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 day trip tool .
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  • I did a lot of research on how to get there, but I took a taxi from Osilia Station. It takes less than 10 minutes, about 4000W. The stalls are lined up from the entrance and it is a temple which has changed with all kinds of Buddha images because there are a lot of tourists though there are a lot of narrow roads, and it was serious to make a mistake. The sea seen from the temple is very mysterious, and i can understand that everyone says Ryugu castle somehow lol The body improves? There was spring water, and there were a lot of people who drank it, but it stopped because it was a little hygienic
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  • Getting to it is not easy, it takes us more than 1 and a half hours from Jagalchi, since you can only get there by bus. The temple is on a cliff and the views are breathtaking. It hasn't been a visit for long. If you can only make one, I recommend Beomesa better.
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