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Haedong Yonggung Temple

416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijangeup, Gijang-gun, Busan 619-902, South Korea
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We have been to many temples in the world and have choose this temple instead of Beomeosa Temple because it is situated next to the sea.The motto of this temple is "At least one of your wishes will be answered here through your heartfelt prayers". Because of this belief many Koreans pray here to get their wishes answered. We came... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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18 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Take a taxi from where you are to the temple as it is a good 15 minutes walk from the bus stop at the main road to the entrance of the temple (which is full of makeshift stalls before you reach the 12 animal zodiacs statues). Be as early as you can as the crowd will start to pour in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Best seaside temple, but feel something is missing. Every scenery is beautiful but, in my opinion, there should be harmoney among buildings and pagodas.

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Phatthalung Province, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I was there on the stormy day. We were on the verge of cancelling the trip because of the weather forecast warning but the hotel front said this place looked more stunning on the stormy day and it was true. The waves crashing the shore is more powerful creating better magical view. However because of the rain the path was... More

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The World
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The views are lovely but one hardly needs to go all the way to the Haedong Temple to see lovely views in Busan!

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

To get there, take bus 181 trip from outside Haeundae station exit 7. We found many tourists and locals alike heading to the temple at the bus stop. Temple itself is about 10mins walk from bus stop to the entrance. There is also a pagoda at the temple for traffic safety! Views are wonderful, even when it is cloudy. Watch... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The temple mixed with Korean Culture, at the entrance there is a pagoda that is for people driving to pray for safety on the road. The Sunrise Point has the best view of the Temple and has the Statue of the medicine Buddha. This is a place which people can find peace and tranquility.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This temple is so lovely. Before getting to the temple, you are greeted with a small walk through a market selling tasty Korean snacks and souvenirs. From there it is about a 3-5 minute easy walk down stairs towards the sea. The temple and the surrounding area overlooks the beautiful sea. The grounds are well maintained and worth the journey... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great views across the sea when you get up to the temple. Lots of little market stalls before you enter to buy foods etc. Was very busy and there were long queues, although it was a holiday so to be expected. Easy to get to by bus or plenty of taxis if you don't want the walk up to the... More

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A MUST SEE. Well worth the climb. Took the bus (181) from our hotel at the beach to the bus stop near the temple. It is quite a hike up the drive to get to the temple., at least 10 minutes at a steady pace. Wear walking shoes !! After reaching the top, you'll walk thru kiosks and small shops... More

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