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Jogyesa Temple, Seoul

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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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  • My partner and I visited in while we were nearby in the area (after Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village). The temple itself appears to be just one main building with some small gardens... 
    My partner and I visited in while we were nearby in the area (after Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village). The temple itself appears to be just one main building with some small gardens...  more »
  • The temple is around the corner from other attraction and restaurants, definitely worth a stop it is beautiful and make sure to go inside to see the amazing golden figures 
    The temple is around the corner from other attraction and restaurants, definitely worth a stop it is beautiful and make sure to go inside to see the amazing golden figures  more »
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  • This place was very enchanting and majestic, as well as peaceful at the same time. Accidentally saw it when I was passing by, have to stopped and look closer. It was an experience. I saw people praying inside the temple. The lights are really nice. The courtyard is very beautiful, I was so amazed. The trees, the candles and many notes (prayers I assume) were all arranged in a nice way. The buddhas all look nice and golden.
  • Came to the Jogyesa temple after we arrived at the guest house nearby and after a shirt rest. The sun was setting already and it was a bit cold. The monk(s) was/were doing a prayer and so did I. It was relaxing. The temple is nice and I think it's nicer when it's dark with the lights.

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