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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coex mall” (63 reviews)
“big buddha” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
73 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-090, South Korea
Samseongdong / COEX
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+82 2-511-6070
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"coex mall"
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"big buddha"
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"monks chanting"
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"standing buddha"
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"gangnam district"
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"paper lanterns"
in 7 reviews
"intercontinental hotel"
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"serene place"
in 6 reviews
"busy city"
in 18 reviews
"buddha's birthday"
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"main hall"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"lantern festival"
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"walk around"
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"meditation"
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"worshippers"
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying across the street at the Coex so it was very convenient to visit multiple times. Beautiful grounds and well maintained temple buildings. Worth a visit!

Thank conciergeinnewyork
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While looking round Seoul we happened upon the Temple which is near the Rodeo Drive of Seoul. It was very nice. Fun and scenic to walk around. It was cold because of winter but very worth the visit. There is a mall just across the...More

Thank NYDEB55
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite ongoing construction and being in city centre, I really enjoyed time spent in the temple. It is really peaceful and special. Has several buildings, as well as big buddha outside. Highly recommend to visit

Thank Anastasiya T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Representative Buddhist Temple in the center of newly organized downtown. Of course the Bongeunsah Temple has been already located here before the development of newly organized downtown. Because the surrounding environment became a building forest, the Bongeunsah Temple became a natural and cozy site.

Thank likestar25
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Temple has a magnificently calm atmosphere even though it is located in the center of modern Samsung-Dong district. Nice traditional buildings and beautiful Buddhist sculptures. I was so relaxed here and got a charge of positive energy. Highly recommend it!

Thank sashali83
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

interesting monastery where monks live. Apparently you can arrange a stay and enjoy the monk lifestyle for a couple of days.

Thank AleArriaza
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I am first time in this temple. First of all this temple is very clear and calm. Very wonderful. I am very happy.

1  Thank tsbat_travel
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Bongeunsa Temple is comprised of multiple buildings. There are multi-lingual posters explaining the historical significance of each of the distinct areas. It was very pretty and peaceful. The entrance was free. This Temple is located across from Coex Mall.

1  Thank Lauren H
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful Buddist temple they accept reservation for accommodation at the temple. Beautiful place and about a 15 minute walk from the Joseon Royal Tombs inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list. Amazing art great for pictures took me about an hour to your the entire...More

Thank Erika B
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

In the middle of town the temples are a must see if going through Seoul and without time to get out. Entry is free and you can freely wonder around taking photos.

Thank AlexanderIJohnson
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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
...More
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yqmelody
16 July 2017|
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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.
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Alexey K
6 January 2016|
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suanc
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.
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