Located in the central Gingham district of Seoul, Bongeunsa Temple offers exquisite architecture and tranquility in a busy city. Originally built in 794 CE and reconstructed in 1498, the temple features a large area under greenery and stores some 3,479 Buddhist scriptures, including woodblock carvings of the Avatamsaka (Flower Garland) Sutra and the works of celebrated 19th-century calligrapher Kim Jeong-hui. You can participate in the Korean Zen meditation, a dawn service, and a tea ceremony, or a share a meal with traditional tableware. See Bongeunsa Temple and all Seoul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Seoul online tour planner.
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Bongeunsa Temple Reviews
The first impression when arriving at the train station and getting into the Bongeunsa Temple is one of doubt of a comfortable atmosphere. But to my pleasant surprise, once we entered the premises of.... more »
This is perhaps the biggest Buddhist temple in Seoul. Good to visit together with Starfield COEX Mall. - The location is very close from Metro Line #9 Bongeunsa. - Unlike Jogyesa in Jongno, this is... more »
Came here on a tour and it was such a beautiful experience. Everything is so well-maintained and to know it is supported and funded by the community gives it a great feeling of solidarity. I visited during the evening and it had such a calm and quiet atmosphere. If you're in the area, I definitely suggest checking this out!
The temple is easily accessible by subway. It is located just across the road from COEX (where the aquarium is). Lovely temple with big Buddha statue. Just as I entered the temple, a magpie stopped in front of me. Did not miss the chance to take its photo. There is a small tea-shop for the visitors; from there one could just relax and view the city from its balcony.
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