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Haedong Yonggung Temple

416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijangeup, Gijang-gun, Busan 619-902, South Korea
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Ranked #3 of 136 attractions in Busan
Type: Religious Sites
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Easton, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In the course of my 16 days in Asia, I saw a lot of temples and shrines. However, this one was my number one. Built into the cliffs, it has a spectacular presence that nothing else I saw matched. Not many sights actively awe me: this did. Busan isn't necessarily regarded as a great tourist destination, but between this majestic... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Took bus 181, from hyeundae station. 30 minutes trip. Nice place for photo, Spent about 1-2 hours there is possible. Some hawkers at the way in, selling interesting food, souvenirs, craft etc. the location very nice and windy. Few stairs to climb. From the bus to temple is a 10 minute walk uphill. Bus fare is about 1200. Bus route... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It was a really beautiful temple, built facing the sea. A tranquil place to spend half a day, to admire the building, architecture and take in the scenery. But the walk is pretty challenging especially if you have elderly folks and/or young children as the staircase is pretty steep.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

How to get there - Take bus # 181 at Haeundae Station (Line 2, exit 7) and walk straight to the bus stop. You should see a GS petrol kiosk directly opposite the road. Adult bus fare is 1200 won for a 20 mins ride to to the temple. You can use the transport card or pay cash. Lots of... More

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Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very beautiful temple besides the sea, what a nice place ! Really love the scenery there. It need a bit of energy to walk towards the temple, so get prepare for those who are heading there!

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Geochang-gun, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I visited on a very busy day here - lots of worshippers and tourists alike - and it really added to the experience to see that the temple is a place of active worship. From the glory of the Golden Buddah, to the underground shrine and the beautiful goddess of the sea, its a pretty amazing place to visit. I... More

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Hwasun-gun, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This temple is a quite bit more unique than most in Korea due to its location. The sea and rocks make for a dramatic setting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Didn't want to give this place a miss and hailed a cab from my hotel at Haeundae beach. Cab fare was about ₩10k. Very picturesque and absolutely stunning. The sound of waves crashing onto the temple's cliff somehow has a calming effect. There is a stall on the lower cliff selling snacks. So spend some time there to take in... More

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Beijing, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The views are stunning. The temple has a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. Located along a rocky coast the park is picture perfect. Be prepared for a few steps but absolutely worth it.

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