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Haedong Yonggung Temple

416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijangeup, Gijang-gun, Busan 619-902, South Korea
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Ranked #4 of 136 Attractions in Busan
Type: Religious Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The Temple is smaller than what I have expected. But, it still stands gorgeous facing the ocean with strong waves consistently beating the land. Many good scenes to take wonderful photos. Just take about 30-minute bus (181) from Haedong station. No worries if you can't speak Korean, English announcement will be made when the bus arrives the location. A 15-minute... More

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Haedong Yonggung is a beautiful temple! It's a far ways off from many other sites in Busan, but well worth the visit. I came on a hot Sunday morning in late July. Being right next to the sea, there was a marvelous cooling breeze that made the high noon heat bearable. At a smaller shrine located on one of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The temple is really beautiful, most buildings are recent but it's still worth the visit. There are lots of areas in the temple to explore, although it is quite crowded it's relaxing to be by the sea breeze on a hot day. The fact it's by the ocean also makes it quite beautiful. Stop by while in Busan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Different to other Korean Temples which are normally found in the forest or gardens. A short walk from the car park(W2000) and up past food stalls. Take a photo next to your zodiac sign statue. Toss a coin from the bridge and make a wish. Walk up to the Gold Buddah and the Stone statue Buddah. Calming Place even with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The long ride with the bus is worth it: we spent the whole afternoon there, the temple, its location on the cliff, the markets, everything was beautiful. There are steep stairs so be aware of that (for eldery).

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Sasebo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Highly recommend visiting this temple. A lot of steps to walk but worth it. Both the temple and the water views are beautiful. Many different areas and sights to see on the temple grounds. There are also shopping booths outside the temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you visit there when it's raining and weekend, it's still crowded and lots of umbrellas and queuing. Choose right shoes! Differs from other temples because it's so close to sea. Bus can be very full especially when getting back. If you hop off on your return near Jung-Dong subway station, you can visit in quite large E-Mart before your... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Not far from Haendae Beach (turn left and stick to the coast), it has sets of long stairs leading to the temple and great views and photo opps. Lots of good places to eat nearby specializing in Busan-style cuisine.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Excellent visit. The temple was extraordinary and the view of the sea was breathtaking. Parking can get crowded. Be prepared for a lot of walking up and down stone steps.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The temple are built facing the sea, is nice view when sun rise and sun set. Took Bus 181 for about 20 mins and dropped off at "Yonggungsa Temple" stop.

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