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Yakchunsa Temple

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Address: 1165 Daepo-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do 697-320, South Korea
Phone Number: 064-738-5000
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Massive temple with nice surrounding area

Less crowded than many other attractions somehow. A beautiful temple, and big! Small cave behind temple worth checking out. Don't forget to drink of the water, legend has it you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mattias B
Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Less crowded than many other attractions somehow. A beautiful temple, and big! Small cave behind temple worth checking out. Don't forget to drink of the water, legend has it you will live a longer life!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice, quiet temple compound with a sea view. Place is rather big and is nice for a walk. One tends to feel peaceful there. We went there around late afternoon. Perhaps that’s the reason why there are not much people around. Just nice for us to explore the temple and do some photo taking. Worth a visit.

Thank GallenTan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple itself is breathtaking. It is one of the largest temple I had visited. The architecture and scuplture of the temple is unique and beautiful. Climbed up to the third floor, the view from the window toward the sea is just magnificant. Spend some time to admire the marvelous architecture especially during the evening.

Thank Ming Zhe L
Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking scenery. The temple is facing the sea. To my opinion, the architecture is a mixture of Chinese, Korean and Indian buddhism. The temple is not very big but the surrounding area is quite serene and enjoyable. If you are visiting Jungmun-Daepo jusangjeoli Cliff, then it is must go place using the 600 airport limosine route.

Thank Teikhin
Fairhope, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are interested in temples or just beautiful architecture this is the place for some great photos and easy to access...

Thank Honestperspective
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were initially hesitant to visit the temple as we are not Buddhist. But when we arrived we were taken in awe by the size of the place and its surrounding. The garden and pond surrounding the temple would have one mistaken it for a park. It was really lovely and well set up. The temple buildings and grounds were... More 

Thank TTC0708
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

It is the largest Buddhist temple building in Korea. It was completely free to visit and it was breath taking looking throughout the inside.

Thank Dodi F
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The temple is extremely new as it was built only in 1990s. The outlook was grand and the temple architectural style was reminiscent of the early Korean Joseon Dynasty. Buddhism in Jeju is unique with its own characteristics and distinctive feature. Unlike the main stream counterpart in mainland Korea, Jeju's Buddhism accepts, combines and adapt to the local characteristics to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I very much enjoyed Yakchunsa Temple. Its a new temple, so dont expect old historical buildings, but the atmosphere is very nice and peaceful. And the setting is beautiful, with palm trees, a small pond, a stream etc. My highlight was the small cave at the back of the temple. I was there alone, and it was just magical.

Thank nathalieyes
Seogwipo, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I was initially quite reluctant to visit this temple because I highly suspect that its main purpose in being built is to attract tourists. (It was constructed in the 1990s after and very near the development of an enormous resort complex called Jungmun Resort.) After finally giving in, I have visited the temple twice and will probably return (I live... More 

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