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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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  • Very easy access to the temple! The biggest plus of places outside of the city is that there are not so many visitors that makes these places gain a lot on the climate! One of the many temples so popu...  more »
  • We visited this Buddhist temple while in Seoul. It took us about one hour to stroll through the various pavilions of the temple and to see the majestic Buddha statue. Interesting for those interesting...  more »
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  • A big temple decorated with lantern filled with worshipper wishes hanged on top along the pathway to the main temple. There are also a lot of smaller temple buildings nearby that serves another purpose. People come here to pray on their own or chant prayers together with monks. At certain time usually at the hour, monk will hit the drums at a building in its own holding a big drum, fish drum, big bell & iron sounding plate as part of their praying ceremony. There is also a temple stay program here.
  • Visit the Bongeunsa temple and make a prayer. You can arrange a time for staying at the temple too. There are alot of posters on the history of this temple. I was impressed and it took 3 hours to go around. Try to go early as some programs are free!
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