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Beomeosa Temple

546 Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Ranked #10 of 134 Attractions in Busan
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The temple itself isn't as impressive as some others in Korea and is now partially closed off due to renovation as a result of the abbot's trip to Tibet and ideas he brought back, but the surrounding grounds are fairly spectacular especially in spring when the hydrangeas are in bloom and in autumn when the maple and gingko leaves have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beomeosa Temple is quite far from the city, second-last station of line 1 metro, took around 45 minutes to travel from Nampo, and you have to take a bus to arrive the entrance. The whole trip from any major areas of Busan city to the temple will take at least an hour. Admission is free. The architecture of Beomeosa Temple... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went there at 31 Oct which the autumn leaves have just started. If it reaches the peak of fall foliage the temple will be surrounded by red leaves which will be stunning! There is a well which drains water from the mountain and I heard from a local who said that it is good to health. So if you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Getting there is easy , there is a metro station 5 min from a bus station which take u there then u have to start hiking to reach the palace which located on mountain . Temple is not so big but really worth to visit , i enjoyed weather and nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Beautiful scenery and story. Scenery is really beautiful. In Korea, buddhist temples are located inside the mountains. Those are commaning beautiful sceneries. Regardless of your relision here is good place releave yourself.

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Hillarys, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was touted as the #1 Tourist Attraction in Busan (Lonely Planet) It was a nice peacful place, the colours of the autumn trees made for good viewing too. To be honest, I was expecting a bit more. Busan itself is a big city and although this place is very old, I thought there would have been more there. Building... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This 1,300 year old temple is like the repsentation of Busan. Proudly standing on top of Mt. Geumjeong this place smells of ancient history. I especially love the entrance gate which is so beautiful and considered the best amongst all Korean temples. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

very beautiful views and landscapes from that place over the city and the hills. it is a good place for walk and picknics, gathering together with your friends and families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Visited as part of a tour while doing a Princess Cruise. The walk up the hill and the bridge was amazing. Then when reaching the entry Gates the view of the Temple and the Stone Pagodas made the walk worth while. The only problem we experienced was the heavy rain which fell while we were visiting. It made the walk... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A small temple. Nice if your first time. But will not visit again since nothing particular.

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