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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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  • We visit the temple on the last day since we have nothing much to do. Very well preserve. But, if you coming around SMTOWN area, then can have a short drop off this place for some nice photo.  more »
  • This temple is located right next to COEX, a mega shopping mall and convention center. Visit here if you want to add some tradition in your modern traveling day in Seoul.  more »
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  • A great place to go near COEX, Seoul. good for meditation, 108 bows, and closing day ceremony at the bell tower, one of the largest activity temples in Seoul
  • I did not come across any article related to Seoul which has this place in it's itinerary, but it's like one of those hidden gems you discover during a trip! I'm so glad I went to this place, it so Serene and peaceful! I got to see some kind of morning ceremony being performed at the shrine, it was a very good experience, and the place is really close to the subway Bongeunsa Station! I would definitely recommend it.
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