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Address: 10 Chiin-ri, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 678-895, South Korea
Phone Number: 055-934-3000
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Description: The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist...
The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist texts on woodblocks.
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Awe inspiring experience

Words fail me when describing how humbling one feels when immersed in the immortality of this temple and the nearly incomprehensible human effort involved on creating and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Suji-si korea
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Suji-si korea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Words fail me when describing how humbling one feels when immersed in the immortality of this temple and the nearly incomprehensible human effort involved on creating and preserving the Tripitaka Koreana. The collection of over 80,000 printing wood blocks could be called a 1,000 year old Buddhist encyclopedia that weighs 280 tons and when placed in a line, its total... More 

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Some say this is the most famous, others say it is one of the three most famous temples in Korea. It is located an hour and 20 minutes by bus from Korea's third largest city Daegu, in the beautiful Kaya Mountains. As the whole area is a national park, from the entrance of the park up to the village where... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Now we are living in modern times and we have many great technologies. Even though we have them, we can't reach Korean ancestor's wisdom. Today, we are going to introduce Haeinsa Temple 장경판전 that has the most excellent and scientific heritage in Korea that has history of 5000 years. First, we are going to tell you about origin of 팔만대장경.... More 

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perth
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I arrived at haeinsa temple at second morning bus from daegu . I was the only person climbing the hill up to the temple. it was so fresh and peaceful, the only sound were the water flowing on the river and the birds singing. on the bus coming here I was wondering why the monks built a temple so far... More 

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Washington
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76 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
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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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331 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 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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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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