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Haedong Yonggung Temple

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Address: 416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijangeup, Gijang-gun, Busan 619-902, South Korea
Phone Number: +82 51-722-7744
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Full of culture

Great place to visit and get some culture out of your trip, especially if your a Buddhist! Awsome temple situated right on the shores of the pacific. Good view and many places to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and get some culture out of your trip, especially if your a Buddhist! Awsome temple situated right on the shores of the pacific. Good view and many places to pray if your so inclined. Lots of walking and many stairs to climb, so if that's not your style then steer clear, but the climb is worth... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This attraction is far from the city center. The only best way for the travelers to reach here is using taxi. It was about 40 minutes from Haundae beach to Haedong Yonggung Temple. The temple is built years ago and worth a visit if you would like to pray and take scenery pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

had spent a few days in busan, and stayed over night in Haeundae, so decided to visit the Haedong Yongung Temple due to its uniqueness being adjacent to the water. Tip, if travelling by public transport, its doable, from Haeundae subway take exit 7, and go on bus 181, (also 100) its about 30 mins, you will need to keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It looked interesting in the pictures and we decided that we had to go even though it was a bit out of the way. We explored the area and stopped a few times to just admire the place. It was beautiful and the pictures we took there turned out wonderful. Do take the time (and effort!!-many steps) to go to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The temple is beautiful and interesting. Site is nice. All gimmick about lucky symbol to pray are varies from transportation to health and study to wealth. Few street foods and souvenir kiosks are there. Nice restaurant and cafe are nearby. **Warning: may not convenience for older people or people with health condition especially legs. Because the walk way is high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I were in Gamcheon village when we met some young Koreans who we're also sightseeing. We became friends and ended up adenturing the rest of the day with them. The Haedong temple can be a challenge to get to through the city traffic but it was well worth the effort. As a westerner, the place will capture... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Right on the sea shore, this place was perfect during the chuseok holiday. I even met a few girls on this trip...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was a nice place for a short visit. The temple on the rocks and got a great view to the sea. It was tranquil and beautiful here but need a little time for driving because it was located far from the city center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Well this place requires climbing, but your efforts won't be wasted. This place is absolutely gorgeous. Hopefully when you sit on the rocks on the ocean, you get to see the skin divers hunting for their sea treasures. Go here, it is a must.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It is unique to have temple built on the rocks next to the sea. Beautiful view but a bit far from city

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