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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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Haedong Yonggung

An excellent trip! The temple is built into an alcove on a cliff face. It contains lots of little elephant statues and a couple of Buddhas. Would recommend heading down to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

An excellent trip! The temple is built into an alcove on a cliff face. It contains lots of little elephant statues and a couple of Buddhas. Would recommend heading down to the rocks on the beach front in order to get the best view of the whole temple. This is the first thing you should do when in Busan!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

If you go to 1 temple in Korea, this is the place. You can catch a bus here. There are a long corridor of vendors between the parking lot and the entrance. You'll see a bunch of zodiac statues. It's a long walk down many steps to get to the main temple. Keep this in mind as you'll be going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Everything you read here is true. This temple is next to the sea. For me this was completely new... I traveled before to many many temples in Asia, but none as this. Maybe is not the largest one, or with a remarkable architecture one, but the feeling of the seaside is unique. I even took some time to meditate, was... More 

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Yangsan, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This temple is easy to access and the views will not disappoint. Built right on the ocean, every direction you turn is photo-worthy. Go to Haeundae subway station, exit 7, and take Bus 181 to the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple stop and walk less than a mile (follow the signs) until you get to the temple.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We took a bus to this temple which was quite convenient as we alight at the bus and walked about 15 minutes to the temple area. Quite an interesting place with the cool weather although there is no particular interesting architectural features. From this temple, we walked about 20 minutes to the Lotte Outlet Mall which was newly opened in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Don’t miss it !!! This visit is at a easy reach form the center and it is definitely worth trip. Nice Buddhist Temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This temple lies on the coast to the east of Busan. Access to the various levels is from above via numerous quite steep steps with only limited refuge points en route to catch your breath. It is not such a problem going down but is certainly more of a challenge going up! Those with respiratory issues should be careful, especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I visited this temple 3rd time and for sure not last time. For me, this is one of the most Beauty temple directly at sea side. A must to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Well, maybe I'm a little jaded, but once you've seen one temple, they start to get old after a while. It was a nice activity for the morning, so no regrets, but I guess I expected more. The view of the shoreline was a bit disappointing with all the construction happening everywhere. The temples themselves were underwhelming compared to some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We took the bus there so we need to walk quite a bit before arriving at the temple. There's also a few stairs to climb and descend upon reaching. The view was totally worth the effort, it was one of the highlights of my trip.

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Address: Address: 416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijangeup, Gijang-gun, Busan 619-902, South Korea
Phone Number: +82 51-722-7744
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Busan

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