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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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  • Average10%
  • 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 3 days ago

Lovely temple on the edge of of Gangnam. I was there late afternoon and the light was marvelous and all was quite peaceful. Well worth the visit.

Thank S Brent P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although quite a bit of a trek outside the main downtown area, the metro will whisk you here for the largest temple in the city. Some of the halls are quite new and others (mainly those hidden in the hills) are much older. Regardless, you...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got off the hop on, hop off bus on a whim at this stop. Great experience seeing monks in action. Old architecture from 1800s. Very cool experience.

Thank BAR911
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the top thing to do in Seoul in my opinion. Visited many temples around the world and this by far the best. It appeals to the senses - there is quiet chanting in one of the halls, cool wind drifts down from the...More

Thank femmemme
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bongeunsa Temple is a place of history and is being renovated as I had a walk around. It is a great place of peace and tranquility in the midst of city center and opposite of the COEX mall. It has many small temples and...More

Thank Ramachandran V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first went to visit the Coex (Giant Mall) and had to take a step out half way through because of the amount of people there. What did I find? Across the street this wonderful place that was quiet and with limited amount of people....More

Thank Theeluckymiller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An Buddhist temple near Coex - International Exposition Complex. It is a peaceful place, a must see in Seoul!

Thank Tatiana O
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 24 August 2017

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 22 August 2017

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
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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15 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.