Sudeoksa Temple

Sudeoksa Temple, Yesan-gun

Sudeoksa Temple
4.5
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elysiansoul
Seoul, South Korea148 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Out of the many temples we have visited, this is one we will remember. Picturesque and serene, with an extensively rich history (one of the oldest structures in Korea). Easy to get to with Waze, was an enjoyable half day trip from Camp Humphreys. This temple offers more of a cultural experience than many of the others we have visited. Restaurants, cafes, souvenirs and other shops can be found near the temple entrance.
Written March 25, 2019
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beena620
New York City, NY14 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
This was an absolutely beautiful trip and my first experience visiting a temple. The mountain setting was so serene. I've since seen several temples in more urban areas and am very glad we made the effort to go here. We highly enjoyed the whole day.
Written September 22, 2017
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Panbong Ha
Changwon, South Korea455 contributions
Dec 2015 • Business
This temple is an old temple, almost 1000 years old, for wemen monks. You must hike to the mountain hermitage for an hour and a half to look around all the temple. There are lots of restaurants and shops selling medical and wild plants picked nearby.
Written December 31, 2015
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Cheburek
Wuhan, China33 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Sudeoksa is a great example of Korean mountain temples.

If you have the option, try to go there on a quiet weekday - I promise you will have a much better experience than on a busy weekend or on a god-forbid - public holiday.

Apart from the actual temple, which spans across quite a few buildings and walking levels, you could also hike the mountain to the top (about 500 meters of altitude), which will not take you more than a couple of hours - and those hours will be well spent, as you will discover little hideaways, small side-houses for prayer hidden away by wood, pyramids of stone, and Buddha's (of him of course, not by him) carvings.

You might also have a chance to meet foreigner-monks, there are a few of them knocking about, and some of them speak English, so you might actually inquire and have a philosophical chat with one of them!

Do visit Sudeoksa - it'll be a day well-spent!
Written July 23, 2015
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Larry T
Santa Rosa Beach, FL270 contributions
Jun 2019
Wow! A beautiful temple, and so historic. The main temple was originally built in 1308 and still is in use today. As a matter of fact, there was a ceremony going on during our visit. Lots of history here for sure. If you go, make sure to ask about the legend of the woman and the rock. A beautiful story.
Written August 12, 2019
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Victor G
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia9 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
The Magic Temple.
Place of sublime meditation. Beautiful nature. Good people. The cosmos is very close. Fabulous two days and one night.
Written April 20, 2017
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jeff o
Suwon, South Korea81 contributions
Nov 2016
There are many structures to look at and a small hike to the top of the mountain. The area is really clean and there's a nice little village just outside for grabbing some food or souvenirs.
Written November 5, 2016
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Antonio S
Livorno, Italy140 contributions
Jul 2016 • Business
Sudeoksa Temple is one of the nicest buddist temple that I visited in Korea: the architecture of the several buildings that compose the complex is plesant and developed in a gorgeous woods on the side of the mountain.
Just before the gate, as usual, you can find a lot a small souvenir shops and restaurants: we had lunch in one of them in wich you can write down a message on the wall, you can notice ours because is the only one in Italian!
Good place to spend a couple of hours, as well as a whole day.
Written August 30, 2016
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SKinSK
Korea72 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
The main structure is a short walk from the entrance of Doeksan Provincial Park. There are many places to explore in this temple complex (if there are no English maps/guides on the stand, ask in the office next to the ticket booth). This temple is one of the many Korean temples that offers the Templestay program.
Written May 24, 2015
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Denita F
Pyeongtaek, South Korea6 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
shops and places to eat , the temples are beautiful as well as the property from the top , please respect those who are praying in the temples
Written April 12, 2014
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