This is my wife's favourite temple. She is Buddhist and when in Korea, this is a stop we have to make. It is unique in that it is on the ocean front, has a beautiful Avolokitesvara (Godess of the Sea) overlooking the ocean. Try and get there before 11:00 a.m. for morning services. There are numerous steps up to the temple grounds. We have seen Haedong Yonggugsa evolve from a small temple to a somewhat larger place. Very popular with Korean Buddhists and tourists alike.
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