Tapsa Temple
Tapsa Temple
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8, Dongchon-ri, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do 567-872 South Korea
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edador
South Korea5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
We went there late afternoon of a tiring day, hiking to top with small kids was a bit difficult. But what we saw there is definitely worth it. An amazing story behind those stones. One man built everything and those pagodas in 30 years single handed.. There were playing poet like musical voice in the temple, i wish to find what it is, it is still in my ears..
Written February 3, 2021
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia1,187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Lovely 30 minute hike from the car park on slight ly inclined paved road.
Pagoda constructed by an eccentric who wasn't even Buddhist.
Lots of conical constructions hand made by the gentleman all without morter.
Great scenery.
Little village with plenty of eating opportunities on the 2ay back.
Written March 27, 2023
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Manish Sharma
Guangzhou, China83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
We visited this temple on our way from Boryeong to Geoje. We have to struggle a bit to reach there as no place name Tapsa temple is present on GPS, only Mt Maisan. After a short hike you will reach there. A lake on the way, small water fall and monastery.
Tapsa Temple give good change from fast paced Korean cities.
I will recommend Tapsa Temple for family, couples friends visit. Basically everyone.
Written August 19, 2013
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Parsifal
Northern Virginia, VA394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
The temple is a bizarre collage of, . . . rocks. Then, there are the pagodas. One wonders "why?" Crazy old Yi Gap Yong, who wasn't even a monk, they say.

But, a nice excursion off the usual tourist trail. There are a multitude of restaurants at the bottom of the hill and it's a pleasant hike up to the temple.
Written June 27, 2019
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Nick W
Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
Beautiful sunny day to join the hike up and over the horse ear mountains to temple.Lots of interest along the way as well as interesting people.Park entrance fee is 3000 won .go have a look
Written February 24, 2014
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Aryun
United States203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
Most temples in Korea look very similar. This one is really different and cool. Highly recommended (and try the pork ribs on the way up the mountain).

We took a bus to Jinan and then planned on taking a bus from there to the Tapsa, but those only run every hour, hour and a half... So, we cabbed there. The cab dropped us off at the entrance of the Maisan Mountain, recommended a restaurant and then gave us a number so that he could pick us up right at the exit for the Tapsa. This turned out to be a nice combination of everything.
Written February 17, 2014
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Volf
Poznan35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
Its a nice walk with interesting stone temple at the end. There was direct bus from the Jeonju train station to the south parking lot. Bus takes around 40 minutes. Walk is about 20 minutes but you could move on to the next temple.
Written September 13, 2016
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Budi F. Japadermawan
Jakarta, Indonesia319 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
Just visited With a group of 17 which consists of mostly 80% over 65 y old. Due to a rigorous terrain with a distant of ca 5 km very heavy hiking challenge with a different of more than 150 m elevation , so just 8 persons of us cud complete the adventure. We had used the shuttle service from the bus parking up to the first stop of walking trail by paying a fee of KRW 5k/pax for a distance of 1.9 km. After getting off the vehicle of shuttle service , we thought just only a few hundred meters more to walk to the Tapsa temple, after 300 m walk then begin the real adventure with about ca 2000 steps down ward , so the the 9 of us had to wait there , where many resting benches available. But they returned to the bus parking after 1 hour , since they were getting colder because that rest area is under the shadow with a temp of 25 deg C n wind speed ca. 10 km/h.
The 8 people continued to Tapsa temple and spend about 30 min there . Our guide told us. That nobody knows why the family LEE long time ago established a temple or a staying place there , but I assume because they needed a nature protection. If you see this place is hidden between two stone mountains with the height ca 600 m and they called it man mountain and woman mountain.
I was looking for the flowers garden , but just found a little flora like Irish . There is small 17 Buddha statue and various sizes of stupas all over the place surrounding the Tapsa temple.
It is a good place to pace your adrenalin by walking up and down the terrain , a very good track and stairs were built in this mostly local tourist destination , if you happened to be in this area it is worth to visit and spend a half day of your time in South Korea . There are many local cafes scattered in between the path route and also in Tapsa Temple it self , you will not be left with out drink there .
Written May 21, 2016
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Rinaap
Jakarta, Indonesia261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
If you like walking this is absolutely the place you must visit becouse its very long road that you have to go through, you have to walk for abaut one and half hours for 5 km, not much to see on the way, you only see trees and one lake, but in the end you can find a temple between the cliff and and rock statue at the above, the view is very amazing, especially if we go when its autumn, the trees starting to get red, remember to wearing your sport shoes
Written November 6, 2015
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Michael D
Shanghai, China203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are tired of seeing temples that all look the same in Korea, Tapsa is the place to go. It is unique in structure and situated between two mountains. The best time to go, in my opinion, is early summer. The flowers are in bloom along the cliff sides and it makes a truly spectacular natural view to along with the fascinating temple below.
Written February 22, 2013
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