We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yakchunsa Temple

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1165 Daepo-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do 697-320, South Korea
Phone Number: 064-738-5000
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 61 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Dreamy Place

We got here just before closing time and so it was very quiet. It had a peaceful calm atmosphere despite being a large temple. Just the place to wonder around the gardens at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Phil Stead
,
Wiltshire, UK
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Wiltshire, UK
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We got here just before closing time and so it was very quiet. It had a peaceful calm atmosphere despite being a large temple. Just the place to wonder around the gardens at the end of the day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful for those who like Monasteries or temple this is a must. And those who are not temple fan, still a must - so impressive that you can't be in the area and not visit. Loved the statues with dragon its little bit different what in my leh(india) visit. Colorful Lanterns. Brilliant work. Must Do!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
56 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nothing spectacular, but a decent temple to visit. Lots of colorful lanterns and one will worship by offering rice. Not a heritage, but a modern structure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Amazing Buddhist temples. it's different type of hand signs. in ninja hand seal it's means Rat/Ne. A-must-see temple in jeju.

Was this review helpful? Yes
kl
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

there are 2 buildings to visit; 1) the main building where you can see 3 big Buddha statues. on the second floor, there are thousands of small Buddha statues. 2) the side building where there are 100 "lohan" statues are placed. Each lohan is different. Very peaceful and serene place to visit, No admission fees. You can also donate/offer 3... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
KL
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

There is a large Buddha inside the temple and on the first floor, a display of 8000 little Buddha statues. Good for a short visit but otherwise, it's just like any other Buddhist temple.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Coming from a country where temples are famous for their stunning decoration, I did not expect much from temples in East Asian countries. But Yakchunsa Temple was beyond my expectations. The temple is stunningly decorated. The Buddha statues are absolutely beautiful. I recommend you walk up to the second floor where you will see countless mini gold Buddha in different... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A large and beautiful temple. Other than the temple itself, there is not much to see. Drop by if you are passing through here, the visit should take you no more than 30 minutes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
58 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very large temple with beautiful surroundings. Other than that it was a bit boring compared to other temples I've been to in Korea. If you're in the area it's worth the stop, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

One of the largest Buddhist temples in Asia (if not THE largest), Yakchunsa is stunning in its proportion and use of color. Admittedly, the term "breath-taking" is not original, but it is entirely apropos for this beautiful compound, the exterior of which is oddly reminiscent of Mission Style design.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Yakchunsa Temple also viewed

 
Seogwipo, Jeju-do
Seogwipo, Jeju-do
 

Been to Yakchunsa Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Yakchunsa Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?