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Haeinsa Temple

10 Chiin-ri, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 678-895, South Korea
055-934-3000
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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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Marshall, Michigan, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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555 reviews 555 reviews
286 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is one of the impressive historic site in Korea. The travel is convenience, but need to take a little bit long time. I take the bus from Deagu Seobu Terminal which is next to the Seongdangmot Station of Daegu Subway.The buses is not so enough, I need to wait for more than 40 mins. The travel time is around... More

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Seoul, Korea
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This one of the most beautiful and historic temples of Korea. While there is a rather touristy village about a kilometer from the entrance, the temple is kept in pristine condition on a pine-covered slope of Gaya Mountain. The location is renown for its combination of dark pines, rolling clouds and remarkable architecture. Though now kept thoroughly off limits to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

I did a one night stay at Haeinsa and it was the highlight of my trip to South Korea. The temple is set in a beautiful area with scenic surroundings and other beautiful temples within walking distance. The staff working at the temple are lovely and helpful. The accomodation is simple but clean, bathroom facilities are adequate but not sure... More

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