Gwaneumsa Temple, Jeju

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#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Jeju
Nestled at the foot of a mountain, Gwaneumsa Temple is dedicated to the Bodhisattva of Compassion and adorned with countless statues, colorful murals, and paper lanterns. The whole area emits an atmosphere of tranquility with its koi ponds, cherry blossoms, ancient cave shrines, and quiet paths sheltered by tall cedar trees. The temple dates back to the period before the 10th century, when Tamra Dynasty ruled the country. Destroyed during the 18th century, when Confucianism was declared the only national religion, the temple was rebuilt in the 20th century. Work out when and for how long to visit Gwaneumsa Temple and other Jeju attractions using our handy Jeju online route planner .
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  • This is a big temple with lots to see. There are a couple of large budda statues and many small ones. It also has a nice gift shop. It is far from downtown and a bit hard to get without a car.  more »
  • At least once. This temple is also wrong in our country the idea that you'll be the next section. Mountain climbing course at the entrance to one of the. As for a while.
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  • Lovely peaceful spot , nice statue at the start then all the buddas on the walk up to the temple offset by the lanterns. The temple is nice take a good look at the food and painting but the golden Bud...  more »
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