Sinheungsa Temple, Sokcho

The oldest Zen temple in the world, Sinheungsa Temple serves as a pilgrimage destination for believers from all over the globe, as well as a popular tourist site. You can take a cable car or go by foot through the intact nature to reach the architectural marvel of the temple which, because of its colorful, intricate design, is often considered work of art. See the painted and engraved walls and sculptures, of which the bronze statue of Buddha stands out as the most significant. If you're lucky, you might get to see some clothes belonging to a famous monk, which appear on display every once in a while. By using our Sokcho tour site, you can arrange your visit to Sinheungsa Temple and other attractions in Sokcho.
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  • The temple is in the upper part and middle of the park. It is well crafted and made of wood. The design both externally and inside is intricate and detailed with dragons, praying priest illustrations....  more »
  • A lovely natural location which is so peaceful and perfect for self reflection and medidation. There is a large figurine of Buddha, and devotees could purchase jossticks for prayers.  more »
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  • Beautiful views from a beautiful temple. There is a lot of hiking trails around as well. A few cafes and such...there is even a Lotteria. This area is well worth a visit.
  • Located in the Mount Seorak Park. Beautiful scenery.
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