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Magoksa Temple

Address: 567, Unam-ri, Sagok-myeon, Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do 314-872, South Korea
Phone Number: 041-841-6220
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Gongju
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It's a nice place to come if you're around. The area is big and you can spend the whole day there for hiking. The temple is a little smaller than I imagined but it was nice. The best time for you to come here is in the autumn when all the leaves change their colors. You can take city bus... More 

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

It's one of the best temple I've seen in Korea. Authentic and old with a stream around it. I went there in winter but the best time to go there is in April-May or October. The bells are ringing and that makes the atmosphere really special. Entrance fee : 2000won Go there by car or take a bus from Gongju... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a great place! I did the temple stay and really enjoyed everything. The hiking was incredible including amazing wildlife and plant life. The river was sparkling and beautiful. The temple itself was peaceful, authentic, and diverse. I would highly recommend this place for everyone.

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Jeonju, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

There are several hiking paths near the temple so it is possible to combine hiking with a temple visit. It is also a nice place to do a temple stay. It is easy accesible by bus from the old intercity bus terminal and there are signs there with photos of key tourist sites and a timetable of when the buses... More 

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