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Bongeunsa Temple

73 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-090, South Korea
+82 2-511-6070
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It’s hard to believe that this large, beautiful Buddhist temple is situated in the middle of a bustling metropolis. It’s impossible not to be moved by the beauty and serenity of this enchanting temple. You can even stay overnight for a fee.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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73 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-090, South Korea
Samseongdong / COEX
+82 2-511-6070
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a half day walk around enjoying the Serenity in a Concrete Jungle. This is a wonderful place of Peace and Quiet in a Bustling City of Glass and Steel

1  Thank nickhurley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Buddhist temple is over a thousand years of age and is quite well kept and maintained. While the temple is only a few blocks away from a shoping mall, it is rather peaceful and quiet inside the temple. There are about 13 buildings /...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the temple in April after shopping for a bit in the Coex Mall. Luckily, when we went there weren't too many other tourists. The grounds are beautiful and really peaceful despite being in the middle of an urban area. The decorations are colorful...More

Thank Triple_E_Travels
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Korea temples are known for their architecture and tinge of the ancient feel. This temple is no exception. Situated at Bongeunsa Temple Station (Seoul Subway Line 9), Exit 1 - it is very accessible. There's a little shop near the entrance, vegetarians can purchase some...More

Thank vyv2
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Place is located in the always busy Gamnang area. Entrance is free, and the area is quite calm and nice. While for me Seoul seems as very western oriented country, it was good to be able to see actual old culture. Also place seems to...More

Thank Jan J
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The temple is beautiful but unfortunately they are doing some renovation now and with the construction cite and the noise ....it makes it kind of hard to enjoy the peaceful place.

Thank Lina Y
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This was a beautiful temple, but since it is an active temple it felt a little awkward touring it. We weren't sure where we could and couldn't go, but definitely beautiful.

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Located right across the Coex Mall in Gangnam. Lovely place decorated with colorful lanterns. It was a beautiful sunny day as we walked around the temple grounds.

Thank LeeSangWoo
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The temple could not be missed when visiting Seoul. Just out of Exit 1 of Bongeunsa station was a beautiful temple located on a hill. The main entrance was impressive with hundred of mini lotus pond. Besides, the temple was decorated beautifully with thousands of...More

Thank Kiet Q
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It was longest trip i had in Seoul ( considering that i usually get lost and find something interesting on my way which isnt described in any bookguides) BUT definetly worth to go! Temple is at mountain and to get there you need few changes...More

Thank 862katarzynam
Samseongdong / COEX
A large business hub, Samseongdong is anchored by
Korea’s World Trade Center, where many important
business exhibitions and meetings are held. The
enormous COEX mall sprawls underground, providing a
myriad of things to do and see, including a large
aquarium and movie theater. For a bit of peace and
zen, head over to the ornate Bongeunsa Temple which is
one of Korea’s most important places of worship. Or
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16 July 2017|
Response from Yappas | Reviewed this property |
Hi there -- you have to email or call the temple directly. I saw the sign when i walked in.
13 October 2015|
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Response from H1270XMJohnG | Reviewed this property |
We only used private guides. If your party is 4 or more persons, the $100-125 per day is really worth it. Viatour has them.