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Naksansa Temple, Yangyang-gun

#1 of 33 in Historic Sites in Gangwon-do
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
One of the eight greatest scenic areas in the east of Korea, Naksansa Temple has served for centuries as a place of prayer and meditation in pristine natural surroundings. Situated on top of the mountain of the same name, it was built thanks to a Buddhist monk who, after a several days’ meditation, claimed he had seen a goddess who told him to erect a temple there. The spot where he used to meditate now houses a pavilion. Take a walk around the temple and enjoy the view of the sea and the coastline. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Naksansa Temple by using our Yangyang-gun online road trip planner.
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  • The views here are fantastic!!! Temple is really big so you would need at least an hour to look around but it is really worth it!!! The views are breathaking! You must visit if you are in Yang Yang...  more »
  • I’ve been to Naksansa Temple twice, one in the summer and once in the autumn and been beautiful both times. Lovely paths to the buildings and then out to the cliffs overlooking the sea. A must visit.....  more »
  • Very beautiful temple with a long history. Highly recommend to visit there once in a life. If you can go there in a lunch time, korean traditional noodle is free.
  • **** Awesome Biddhist temple!! **** The best place to visit in YangYang.

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