A symbol of Zen Buddhism in Korea, Jogyesa Temple in lively downtown Seoul attracts worshipers from all over the world, culminating during the annual May celebrations of Buddha’s birthday. Although the temple was established in the distant 14th century, the current structure dates back to 1938, when it was proclaimed the headquarters of Korean Buddhism. Admire the imposing building and its spacious worship hall, adorned with vibrantly painted decorations and lanterns, or visit the courtyard, which boasts a pair of trees more than half a millennium old. Using our online itinerary creator, Seoul attractions like Jogyesa Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Jogyesa Temple reviews
This is a stunning temple, which appeals to all of the senses (for me, it was the incense). This temple is separated from - but not isolated from - the surrounding metropolis. more »
A liturgical church with many devotees. I had the opportunity to hear the monk’s divine psalms and feel part of the world. It’s an oasis in the daily madness. It’s worth visiting and praying... more »
This temple is in the middle of the commercial buildings. In the evening with all the lights it looked nice, but I haven't managed to get into any building. The taxi driver didn’t exactly know where to find it. I had to walk for a bit. It might be a good place to do a quick look around.
Wonderful! Under construction when we went, but we were served free tea and rice cakes. There was also an adorable gift shop and the temple was astounding.
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