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Address: 1165 Daepo-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do 697-320, South Korea
Phone Number: 064-738-5000
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Gorgeous Buddhist Temple

I have visited half a dozen Buddhist temples in Korea and so far this is my favorite! This temple is simply gorgeous. We arrived just as the monks started ring the outside bell... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Spanaway, Washington
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Spanaway, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have visited half a dozen Buddhist temples in Korea and so far this is my favorite! This temple is simply gorgeous. We arrived just as the monks started ring the outside bell. We were greeted with open arms and encouraged to come inside the main temple building and to go upstairs to see it all. I have always been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Picturesque Buddhist temple overlooking the sea. Best time to visit is in the early evening, where you can catch the sunset. The temple is transformed after twilight as the lights come on.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I fee bad giving it 2 stars, but few places like this in Asia explain things clearly enough to us Americans. It feels kinda new in places, hard to understand and it would have been better to demonstrate or offer a live walk through visit, explaining how and what and why you do things at each stage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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!

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Shanghai, China
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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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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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.

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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 

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KL
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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.

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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 

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Address: Address: 1165 Daepo-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do 697-320, South Korea
Phone Number: 064-738-5000
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Jeju-do  >  Seogwipo

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