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Haeinsa Temple

122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200, South Korea
+82 55-934-3000
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The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist texts on woodblocks.
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“the bus” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200, South Korea
+82 55-934-3000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cultural and historic site as it houses the Buddhist sacred texts, the Tripitaka Koreana. It is a peaceful and beautiful setting which is very well maintained.

Thank christinacone22
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

To here, takes for 1 and half hours by bus. And bus stop to temple takes for couple of minutes by walk. You can see wonderful nature during walk to temple. Temple is large so worth visiting if you come to Daegu.

Thank hughes1975
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It is worth the effort to get here. (I took an 80 minute bus ride from Daegu.) It is beautiful, friendly and serene. I spent more time here than I planned because it was so peaceful. Be sure and have tea or a treat at...More

Thank Parisajamais
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I went here because of its World Heritage status. The temple can be reached from Seoul through the nearest big city, Daegu. To complete my experience there, I did templestay as well. The booking at templestay website was easy but there was not any confirmation...More

Thank albert3332014
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful zen monasteries I have ever visited. The monastery is hidden away in the foggy mountainous backdrop. It is about 1.2 km away from the newest bus station. You will have to go all the way to the top of the...More

1  Thank Jimmy K
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I was let down by the security lines at the Tripitaka halls. I can only see some dark block of woods through the holes of the wooden wall. It was utterly a let down. With little information displayed, it's perhaps not as impressive as it...More

1  Thank eugenelim070
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were here as a group for an overnight temple stay. The location is beautiful as is the temple and the gardens. Temple stay rules are fairly strict. No smoking, no alcohol and the sexes are segregated at night (even married couples). Food is basic...More

1  Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We reached the Haeinsa temple by bus from Daegu (Seobu bus terminal, 1-1.5h). The bus stops at the bottom of a small hill from which the temple is sign posted. We found it easily. To get back, the bus stops across the street and hours...More

1  Thank Ellen_and_Pedro
Reviewed 6 September 2016

What a place. Tranquilizing, peaceful place to rest your soul. We joined the free and easy package. Reach there at 430pm with a rented car. Its a bit hard to find but we bum into a local that needed a ride and direct us there....More

1  Thank noobby
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The temple, with its 80 thousand woodcut plates is a unique temple. Set in a pretty wood on a step climb, the temple complex takes forty to fifty minutes to view completely. Two issues: Don't expect to see the plates, they are not accessible. Access...More

1  Thank Adrian Y
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6 September 2016|
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Response from Chin H | Reviewed this property |
You can see the Tripitaka from distance. More than 5 meter. 2 sample of Tripitaka show in close distance. Don't expect to see thousand of Tripitaka. Personally, I don't think worth it to visit. You can see the replica of... More
Anne B
23 February 2015|
Response from Brockenhagen | Reviewed this property |
We've not yet done a temple stay, but my understanding is privacy and comfort shouldn't be expected. I've heard it can be an amazing experience, but as the parent of younger children, it's something we haven't yet... More