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Haeinsa Temple

10 Chiin-ri, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 678-895, South Korea
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist texts on woodblocks.
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180 reviews 180 reviews
56 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is probably our favorite Korean temple and we visit every couple of years. Like many, it's in a forested mountain area that is superbly beautiful, especially in autumn. The high point historically is the wood block tripitaka, but everything here evokes beauty and serenity. One can easily spend the better part of a day here. They offer a simple... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Haeinsa Temple Stay was one of the highlights of my trip to Korea. I came here because I was interested in the wooden print blocks of the Korean Tripitaka. As many have pointed out, the library is no longer open to visitors. Naturally, I was disappointed. But it is perfectly understandable as this is to preserve the precious monument. I... More

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Geochang-gun, South Korea
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I took the bus to Haeinsa from Geochang's main bus terminal. The bus times (as at September 1 2014): 09:00, 14:20 and 19:20. I asked the conductor for the temple stop - and was very lucky to have a old man going to the temple accompany off of the bus and all the way to the temple. Its important to... More

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Marshall, Michigan, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is a beautiful temple but a large part is off limits but the museum more than makes up for it and explains how the blocks were made and used. Also shows who the head monks were and their role. Try it $10 bucks US to get in the park.$2 bucks US to get into the museum also be ready... More

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Guri, South Korea
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566 reviews 566 reviews
288 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

CY ( 2014.06.28 ) This temple was very good temple, but fell short of my expectation. I and my wife arrived parking area, and walking to temple about 20 minutes. The scenery was very good, in walking time. We expected to see the complete collection of Buddhist scriptures carved on over eighty thousand woodblocks, but there was closed. So we... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

i recommend u come here for temple stay, so u able to walk around the temple in the early morning. sure u love it. calm and fresh air. included 3 meals( monk meals). suitable for vegan and vegetarian. i am vegan, experience the monk life and understand more on the buddhist teaching,meditation and so on. the haeinsa temple -the history... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This temple can be reached by bus from Daegu. The trip takes a little more than one hour, but it's definitely worth it. The trip takes you through a beautiful area, with mountains and forest. The area is very quiet, an excellent place if you want to get away from it all. It's a pity that the Tripitaka can't be... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Located in the Gaya mountain, this temple visit is a nice scenic walk. And, if the walk isn't enough for you, the courtyard has a mediative labyrinth for you to walk through. Once at the temple, they have a lot of information regarding the Tripitaka Koreana, which was nice and educational. A lot of temples in Korea do not have... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

HAEINSA TEMPLE...i paid MORE THAN ₩ 120,000 / PERSON...more than $120 per person, just to go to haeinsa, in hapcheon-gun from gyeongju city because there's no hotel or B&B i could find in haeinsa/hapcheon through internet...went there by myself, not by an agent..& that's just for the transportation only from gyeongju, from dawn till late at night through 2 cities... More

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Brugg, Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Also it is spectacular, it remains quite and full of serenity. Architecture very surprising on this location. The entire place is very authentic.

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