Haedong Yonggungsa Temple 해동용궁사 Attraction

86, Yonggung-gil, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan 부산광역시 기장군 기장읍 용궁길 86

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 shore line; most temples in Korea are located in the mountains.

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  • 2015-02-20 00:00:00+00:00
This temple overlooking the sea may be out of the way, but it’s still worth a visit. I bet it looks even more amazing during the winter when snow’s falling and covering everything from the roof to the ground.
  • twoclownstripping.com
  • 2014-11-14 00:00:00+00:00
Incredibly, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is free to enter. It’s a gorgeous temple, perched on seaside boulders overlooking the azure waters of the East Sea, and is well worth the longish bus ride.
  • kampungboycitygal.com
  • 2013-04-29 00:00:00+00:00
After passing by a tunnel ,we walked these 108 steps of stairs that is said to symbolize the 108 sufferings of Buddhism. After going down the 108 steps, we were delighted with the beauty of the temple.

Haeinsa Temple 해인사, 海印寺 Attraction

122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 경상남도 합천군 가야면 해인사길 122 (가야면)

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  • 2013-04-03 00:00:00+00:00
With a group of around 11 participants it was a good opportunity to talk to the monks about their life in the temple as well, and in the evening we had a tea ceremony with one of the monks where all of us got to ask as many questions as we wanted.
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  • 2012-10-11 00:00:00+00:00
The evening ceremony itself involves the entire community gathering in the main hall and chanting to a statue of Buddha. Like regular program participants, Vicky and I were allowed to stand side by side with the monks and bow with them as they chant. Not as easy as it sounds (in fact, a monk had to come over to us and tell us we were facing the wrong way). Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m doing it the justice it deserves, but definitely it was extremely interesting and quite unforgettable.

Ssanggyesa Temple 쌍계사 Attraction

59, Ssanggyesa-gil, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 경상남도 하동군 화개면 쌍계사길 59 (화개면)

Located on the southern part of Jirisan Mountain, Ssanggyesa Temple and Hwaeomsa Temple are among the most popular temples in the Jirisan area. Constructed by Sambeob who was a disciple of Euisang in the 23rd year of King Seongdeok’s reign during the Silla Era, it was called Okcheonsa Temple at first. Then, the Buddhist Monk, Jingam changed its name to Ssanggyesa Temple after having seeded around the temple with tea from China. The temple was burnt down during the Japanese Invasion, Imjinwaeran (1592-1598) and later rebuilt.