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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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  • I before was only by transit. This visit is second visit by long time, 2 weeks. I was also second time visit the Bongeunsa temple. This time I excited very beautiful flower..unfortunately I am forget ...  more »
  • This temple located not far from the COEX convention centre is worth a visit, if one happens to attend a conference at COEX.  more »
  • There are lots of stairs but the end is worth the climb. The details just amaze me in the designs and the build. WOW.  more »
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  • A beautiful temple full of beautiful people, and a very welcome place of peace in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Seoul. The guide at the gate rushed out to give us an English map and his recommendations with a lot of humor and soul. Once you've looked around the temple complex, don't miss out on a relaxing and delicious tea ceremony with Korean rice sweets 🍵🍡
  • Beautiful set of temples located at different elevations. The souvenir shop also has some good articles at a reasonable price.
  • Buddist Temple inside a Big skyscrapper area. Place of reflex and Peace
  • Beautiful place. Wish i could visit more. 阿弥陀佛
  • What a peaceful place! It is such a bless to have a nice temple in the middle of city. Usually , typical temple of Korea is located in top of mountain . So Bongeunsa is very special because you can surrouned by high buildings but also feel the peaceful atmosphere of temple. It is good place to relax . It’s free to look around, but i recommend to put at least 1000won into donation box and bow and pray.
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