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Haedong Yonggung Temple

Address: 416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijangeup, Gijang-gun, Busan 619-902, South Korea
Phone Number: +82 51-722-7744
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Ranked #5 of 97 Attractions in Busan
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Well this place requires climbing, but your efforts won't be wasted. This place is absolutely gorgeous. Hopefully when you sit on the rocks on the ocean, you get to see the skin divers hunting for their sea treasures. Go here, it is a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It is unique to have temple built on the rocks next to the sea. Beautiful view but a bit far from city

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A neat little temple complex perched on the edge of a rock cliff makes for a pretty picture. Stone steps leading to the temple can be slippery when wet so proceed with caution.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Gorgeous Temple with scenic seaview. Very nice and peaceful. The place is very clean. But as the sun set, the place gets really dark. Upon going out of the Temple, you need to climb some steps and steep road, can be a bit dangerous. Luckily we had our torchlight on our mobile phone. Overall beautiful place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We reached this place around early 7plus in the morning by taking bus no 181. There is a slight uphill slope to walk for about 10 to 15 mins before we could reach this temple. Our original plan was to catch sunrise here but we missed it. It was pretty peaceful in the morning to visit this place hearing the... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Don't get me wrong, the location is breathtaking, the temple is very nice. The fact that this area has been taken over by hyper marketing kind of ruined it for me. Go see it but lower your expectations and expect to be stuck in traffic on the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is very very calm and unique place, that everyone should visit independent of religion or beliefs. The temple has an amazing see view, built within the mountains. That's the deal, to think, meditate, remember how nature, man and the divines are connected. My advice is to visit the Temple in the early hours (we were leaving at 10 am... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Yes the idea of an ancient temple set against a rugged coastline sounds great, but consider the narrow walkways, throngs of tourists, and the ubiquitous souvenir shops and that vision of an exotic spiritual experience quickly becomes another maddening theme park experience. Busan has much more stunning and tranquil coastlines ...better off walking the boarkwalks at Dongbaek island instead.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

From our location (Busan Station), it took us an hour to reach the temple. This included the metro and bus travel. From the bus stop, you still have to walk (uphill) for another 10-15 minutes to get to the entrance of the temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The location of this temple is really quite spectacular, Overlooking the sea and rocks below, but i must admit i found the approach and surrounding area appears to have become more of a commercial enterprise, rather than a place of worship.

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