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Bongeunsa Temple, Seoul

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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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  • Colorful lanterns (put their wishes? ) I want visited. In otherworldly atmosphere within the site is not very large, but it is slowly would spend time Temple. People eager to pray and worship one after another, but the heart is washed air was flowing. I think it wouldn't hurt if you go close enough to go all the way might not be that, along with stop.
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  • I thought it was only in the mountains, the Korea capital Seoul in the middle of the section which is where this was. Right, bongeunsa. Samsung station, very close to the station and bongeunsa. Samsung station went, a little walk in the caliber, COEX, ASEM tower where you can go and watch it. Really big giant building is a place where you can take the stability of mind in to feel the quiet nature, healing is the place to eat if you want to
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  • Visit this temple is very good experience in the middle of the city you find a place where to relax and enjoy the beauty of the temple
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  • Amazing Buddhist temple in the heart of Seoul, where one can learn more about Korean religion. This place is surrounded by modern buildings, but the experience of looking at the contrast of a modern city with still traditional places, is very pleasant and impressive at the same time. It's free. The statue of Buddha is simply majestic. It is worth visiting!!
  • Such a peaceful place in the heart of modern Gangnam district. You can visit it for free and you can also buy a jewelry, which was made by local monks. If you will visit Seoul, you cannot miss this temple, it would be a big mistake.
  • Nice temple that has big standing Buddha and small hills behind that you can take a walk. Wear comfortable shoes. There are two gigantic cats! Impressive!
  • Great place to drop by for some peace and quiet. Free admission so feel free to stop and pray. Or just walk around enjoying the scenery.
  • Beautiful temple and grounds; we accidentally arrived just before the call to prayer at 6pm so we were lucky to hear the drum and bell. Wonderful to see in evening light.

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