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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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Beautiful Buddhist Temple

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
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kl
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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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 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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.

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113 reviews 113 reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 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.

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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.

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Ghaziabad, India
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A must see .Buddhist temple. Very beautifully decorated. Too many places to see in jeju,but selection is important

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Bergerac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Very large temple filled with visitors/tourists/locals. Fascinatiung to wander around. Nice quiet setting.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is really nice place! Also, I would reccomend to go there in the evening, when it's dark outside. Even though working monks told us, that we are here at bad time (it was getting dark), I think completely otherwise. Because when it gets dark, they have really beautiful lights on, so temple looks magical!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Just a normal temple to me, which tour guide told us there is around 10k of budda statue in the temple itself. A place for Buddhist to visit and pray.

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