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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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  • The Bongeusa Temple is surreally located directly across the street from the Intercontinental COEX and COEX Center. It’s certainly worth the short walk to explore and relax. 
    The Bongeusa Temple is surreally located directly across the street from the Intercontinental COEX and COEX Center. It’s certainly worth the short walk to explore and relax.  more »
  • It’s the most famous temple in Seoul, and the most touristic as well, but this doesn’t prevent you from observing daily life of Koreans who come here to pray. It also allows you to take a break from.....  more
    It’s the most famous temple in Seoul, and the most touristic as well, but this doesn’t prevent you from observing daily life of Koreans who come here to pray. It also allows you to take a break from.....  more »
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  • Enrolled in a day temple life experience. Very welcoming staffs and interesting activities. Recommended for travellers that dont have time for the 2 days 1 night program.
  • As per history, this temple was built in 794. This temple is opposite the Coex mall in Seoul. The ambiance of the temple is great. Here they offer temple stay also.

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