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 ( 마이산 탑사 )
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 ( 강릉 경포대 )
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 [...]
Hwagyesa Temple Stay ( 화계사 템플스테이 )
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 [...]
Jingwansa Temple Stay ( 진관사 템플스테이 )
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.
Jogyesa Temple Stay ( 조계사 템플스테이 )
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.
Bongeunsa Temple Stay ( 봉은사 템플스테이 )
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.
Naksansa Myogaksa Temple Stay ( 낙산사 묘각사 템플스테이 )
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.
Gilsangsa Temple Stay ( 길상사 템플스테이 )
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.
Geumseonsa Temple Stay ( 금선사 템플스테이 )
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 [...]
Mosque ( 이슬람사원 )
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.
Barugongyang ( 발우공양 )
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 [...]
Bongeunsa ( 봉은사 )
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.
Kilsangsa ( 길상사 )
This is a temple in the south of the foot of Samgaksan Mountain. The famous Korean monk, Beopjeong used to live here.
Seokguram Grotto ( 석굴암 )
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 [...]
Bulguksa Temple ( 불국사 )
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 ( 용주사 )
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 ( 용문사 )
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 [...]
Naksansa ( 낙산사 )
Naksansa is a Korean Buddhist temple complex in the Jogye order of Korean Buddhism that stands on the slopes of Naksan Mountain. It is located in Gangwon-do of South Korea. Naksansa is one of the few temples in Korea to overlook the beautiful east sea. Haesugwaneumsang (Bodhisattva of Read more [...]
Hwagyesa ( 화계사 )
Hwagyesa Templestay is a place where you can experience traditional Korean buddhist culture and monastic life. Located in the beautiful Bukhansan, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, our Templestay program will help you find peace and your true self. Hwagyesa was built in 1522 by Zen Master Read more [...]
Seoul Central Mosque ( 서울 중앙 성원 )
Seoul Central Mosque opened in 1976 in Itaewon of Seoul. It is located in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu. It holds lectures in English, Arabic, and Korean. Friday prayers regularly attract up to 800 worshipers at 1pm, the majority of them being of Arab, Indian, Pakistani or Turkish descent. It is the only Read more [...]
Daejosa Temple (Buyeo) ( 대조사 ( 부여 ))
K-Beakje Tour 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 Read more [...]
Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) ( 봉은사 ( 서울 ))
Once known as Gyeonseongsa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple is located to the north of COEX building, and was constructed in the 10th year of Shilla King Weongseong’s reign (794). In 1498, Queen Jeonghyeon refurbished Gyeonseongsa Temple at the east of King Seongjong’s royal mausoleum and renamed the temple as Bongeunsa. Read more [...]
Jeondeungsa Temple Stay ( 전등사 템플스테이 )
Jeondeungsa Temple, located within Jeongjoksanseong Fortress in Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon-si, holds temple stay programs every weekend. The program entails learning temple etiquette, performing zen meditation, having a dialogue with a monk, and doing chores together. Incheon Tour : From MacArthur’s Landinf to Ports and Seafood
Geumsan-sa Temple ( 금산사 )
Geumsan-sa Temple is a traditional temple which is over 1400 years history. This is one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in the Honam region and a literal treasure trove of Korean cultural properties. Geumsansa means Gold Mountain Temple. It’s technically located between the cities of Jeonju and Gimje the Read more [...]