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Haedong Yonggung Temple

416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijangeup, Gijang-gun, Busan 619-902, South Korea
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Ranked #2 of 137 Attractions in Busan
Type: Religious Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I have stayed in Korea for seven years and for me, this is the best temple I've ever seen. It is quite unique because it is situated along the shore line. I always brought visiting friends here and it never failed to capture their interest because of its uniqueness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This temple was build along the sea. The day I visited unfortunately was a rainy day, couldn't take many nice pictures, but still this is a really beautiful place that worth a visit. The temple actually provide direct bus on each first and fifteenth day of Korean (Chinese) calendar. Bus fare is cheap too, only 1000 won. Pls visit their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A picturesque temple by the sea. A bit of a bus ride from the center of Busan, and a bit of a walk to get to it once you're off the bus, but well worth it. Go during the week if you can to avoid the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This temple was one of my favorites in Korea. In addition to its beauty, its seacliff location adds an air of magic to it. Definitely a can't miss in Busan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Located near the sea. The view from the temple is great. You can pray Buddha. It has been maintained well. First I visited here in 2004. Then I visited in 2014 Good for taking pictures and videos. Visit here with family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As my title says: Make it a part of your itinerary. Its a beautiful temple with a beautiful scene of the ocean and cliffs. It was a very long walk from where our bus stopped, but I tell you, it was all worth it. On a hot sunny day, I recommend that you bring with you an umbrella or sunblock... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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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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