Daewonsa Temple is really different from other temples in Korea. To get inside the temple, visitors have to go inside the mouth of a huge dragon which is actually an art gallery.
Bogyeongsa Temple, located in Pohang, was built in 602 during the Silla Period and along the path that leads to the temple, you will come across twelve beautiful waterfalls, that flow from the Mount Naeyeonsan. Nestled into the forest, and surrounded by the mountains, the temple definitely offers a scenic Read more [...]
Below Seongheungsanseong Fortress (built in 501 during the Baekje Kingdom) in Buyeo is an ancient temple called Daejosa (great bird temple). Inside the temple grounds stands a giant standing stone Buddha statue looking toward the east. The temple, which was founded during the 5th year of the Baekje Kingdom, has an Read more [...]
Guinsa Temple, located below Yeonhwabong Peak of Sobaeksan Mountain, is the headquarters of the Cheontae Order of Korean Buddhism and now presides over 140 temples across the nation. Standing on a lot measuring a total of 15,014 square meters, the temple has an impressive, 5-story main sanctuary as well as Read more [...]
Located east of Naksan Mountain at Sungin-dong, Jongno-gu in Seoul, Myogaksa Temple offers the urbanites a chance to experience Temple Stay. Since 2002, Myogaksa Temple has run its special Temple Stay program titled “Free from All Anxiety”, which sees a growing number of foreign participants every year. Moreover, you may Read more [...]
Sinheungsa (신흥사) is a short 10min walk away from the entrance to Sogongwon. In fact, many visit because of its close proximity to Sogongwon. Sinheungsa is a temple which used to be called Hyangseongsa, built by Jajangyulsa (590~658), who traveled to famous mountains all over the nation, in Queen Jindeok’s Read more [...]
Wawujongsa temple is a temple which is located in Yogin. This temple which was built to succeed the desire for unification of the three kingdoms. In this temple, you can find structures which long for a defense of this country, Korea. Even you don’t know the meaning of each structure Read more [...]
Woljeongsa Temple is located in a forested valley east of Odaesan Mountain, and is in charge of over 60 temples and 8 monasteries in the area. Woljeongsa Temple was established by Monk Ja Jang (590-658). Woljeongsa Temple is also the site of Seongbo Museum, displaying artifacts and treasures from Buddhist Read more [...]
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb attraction offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shoreline; most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 by the great Buddhist teacher Read more [...]
Founded in 1986, Samgwangsa Temple is the second Cheontae (천태종), located in Choeup-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan. The temple nestled in the hillside of the Baekyang Mountain so all Busan area is viewed at one glance with the bright morning sunshine. It opens 24 hours for praying and continues its practice Buddhism Read more [...]
agoksa Temple was founded by Monk Jajangyulsa in 640, a representative temple of the Chungcheongnam-do Province. Magoksa is surrounded by a mountain and rivers curving a yin-yang shape. Perhaps because of such a shape, this temple was never damaged by any major wars during the Joseon Period (1392-1910). As much Read more [...]
Goransa Temple is located at the foot of Baengmagang River, surrounded by the cliffs of Nakhwaam. The temple is assumed to have been built toward the end of the Baekje Kingdom. Although there is no historical record of the temple, it has been said it was used as a resting Read more [...]
Haeinsa Temple was founded during the third year of King Ae-Jang’s reign (802), by two monks Suneung and Ijung. The name “Haein” originates from the expression Haeinsammae of Hwaeomgyeong (Buddhist scripture), which means truly enlightened world of Buddha and our naturally undefiled mind. Along with the Tripitaka Koreana (National Treasure Read more [...]
Tapsa Temple is located 1.9km away from the southern parking lot of Maisan Mountain in Dongchon-ri, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollanam-do. Tapsa Temple is famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Those stone pagodas have different sizes and shapes from cone-shaped to straight-shaped. Behind Daeungjeon, Read more [...]
Gyeongpodae Pavilion is famous for the view of the moon on the 15th day of the first lunar month. It is a large, tall pavilion, and its architectural feature- a “paljak” roof, is the most common form used in Korean buildings. It has been designated as Regional Cultural Asset No. Read more [...]
Located in Samgaksan Moutain, it is a templestay program run by Hwagyesa Temple surrounded by a dense forest. It is designed to experience traditional Buddhist culture and the essence of the Zen practice including Yebul (pray service; 예불), meditation with music, hiking, 108 prostrations, conversation with monks over tea, Zen Read more [...]
It is a templestay, which is designed to experience Buddhist culture appreciating the breathtaking beauty of nature. It helps participants relax and find tranquility as well as offering various activities such as barugongyang (traditional temple meal; 발우공양), 108 prostrations, etc.
It is a templestay program, which is designed to experience noble spiritual value of Buddhism and cultural heritage. It includes Yebul (pray service), barugongyang (traditional temple meal), etc. and helps participants to relax through meditation. It is run mainly for foreign participants.
It is a templestay program run by the time-honored temple, Bongensa with a thousand-year-old history. It includes temple tour, barugongyang (traditional temple meal), 108 prostrations, etc. The programs are also arranged in English for foreign participants.
It is a templestay program which enables participants to experience Buddhist culture at the temple in the center of Jongno, Seoul. It is popular especially among foreigners as it offers various hands-on programs including 108 prostrations, tolling a bell, making Buddhist beads, etc.
It is a templestay program to experience Buddhist culture at Gilsangsa Temple. It offers templelife programs, which is designed to experience various Buddhist culture such as making lotus lanterns and Buddhist beads, conversation with monks over tea, etc. as well as templestay programs.
It is a templestay program to experience Buddhist culture at Geumsensa Temple. There is a hands-on program, which is designed to experience various Buddhist culture including 108 prostrations, conversation with monks over tea, tolling a bell, etc. It also offers a tranquil templestay for relaxation, which is planned to keep Read more [...]
This mosque is the first and the biggest mosque in Korea. With the increasing number of immigrant workers from Muslim countries these days, more and more Muslims visit the mosque.
At the Balugongyang operated by Jogyesa, visitors can taste Buddhist cuisine that does not use any meat. It is a fusion style restaurant since it targets the general people. Neatly presented vegetable course dishes deliver the feeling of well-being food. With the clean interior and the table setting, this place Read more [...]
This temple is located at Sudosan Mountain in Gangnam, Seoul. It was established in 794. In the building famous for the signboard written by Chusa Kim Jeong-hui, 3479 Buddhism boards are preserved.
This is a temple in the south of the foot of Samgaksan Mountain. The famous Korean monk, Beopjeong used to live here.
Kim Dae-seong, the Prime Minister in the 10th year of King Gyeongdeok’s reign in the Silla era (751), established Seokguram Cave. At that time, it was called Seokbulsa. During King Gyeongdeok’s reign (742-765), a lot of cultural properties, including Bulguksa Temple, Hwangnyongsadaejong Bell, and Seokguram Cave, were made, which made Read more [...]
According to Samguk Yusa, Bulguksa Temple was built on the 10th year (751) of the reign of King Gyeongdeok. King Gyeongdeok’s era, when Silla stabilized after the unification of the Three Kingdoms and when cultural capabilities were high, was the golden year of Silla culture; and at that time, Silla Read more [...]
Yongjusa Temple is located in Hwaseong-si of Gyeonggi-do. It was built by King Jeongjo to protect Hyeollyungwon the tomb of his father, Crown Prince Sado. This site was originally the location of Garyangsa Temple, which was constructed in the 16th year of King Munseong of the Silla Kingdom. Yongjusa temple was Read more [...]
Yongmunsa Temple is located in Gyeonggi-do. It was built during the Silla Dynasty and reconstructed during the reign of King Sejong of the Joseon Dynasty. It was badly damaged during the Korean War, but was restored and now consists of three buildings, the main hall, daeungjeon, and the bell Read more [...]