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Address: 122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200, South Korea
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Phone Number: 055-934-3000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist...

The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist texts on woodblocks.

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농산정Nongsan Waterfall and rock calligraphy.

If you drive dont miss 농산정 the stunning waterfall and rock If you drive to Haeinsa Temple, dont miss this beautiful waterfall and historical stone carvings calligraphy near at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chin H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you drive dont miss 농산정 the stunning waterfall and rock If you drive to Haeinsa Temple, dont miss this beautiful waterfall and historical stone carvings calligraphy near at the ticket counter. You can park your car no the right ride and walk opposite and cross the bridge. 好美的瀑布, 水流很急。古时代的书法

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Thank Chin H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing hike to the temple on the mountainside. I saw flowing rivers, wild boars, beautiful trees, and green, green everywhere as far as you can see. Then I got to the temple itself. It was amazing and although they closed off the main attraction, the wooden blocks were amazing. We lamented the fact that we couldn't get close to the... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The Haeinsa temple is home to set of 80,000 wood blocks that are engraved with the Tripitaka Koreana. They were created in the 13th century and are the largest set of wood blocking cravings in the world.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

It is a pleasant uphill walk (about 3/4 mile) from the bus stop to the Temple gate. There is a museum a short way up the walkway. You walk on a designated path, not on rough terrain. There are also bathrooms and a café on the way up. If you don't want to walk, you can drive to the gate.... More 

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New World Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

The temple is a bit of a walk up the hill and once there its a compact location Lots going on, gift shop, lanterns with good wishes for sale, coffee and book shop and a few places to snack. However, your main reason is not gourmet - temple itself. Nice golden buddhas and places to pray over a few floors.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

It is one of SAM BO Temples. Great. It is Beob Bo Sa Chal(Temple of bible). Many people think it is far from daugu, but actually it is shorter that the time between Seoul and Namiseon. In other word it will take one hour from central Daegu to Haeinsa temple. Goryeo Tripitaka (81,258 "Press") is here you can see through... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Ancient monastery and temple from the 9th century. A must visit in any trip to Korea. Located on a mountain in a national park with one main temple, but 8 or 9 smaller temples within 1 km distance. Highly recommended (!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

For an intense but valuable introduction to the actual practice of Korean Buddhism stay in floor heated same sex ensuites and slip into a hermit 's routine. Options of freestyle stay give you space and time to walk around the stunning national park the temple is in. The indian reverb is strong as the park is named after Gaya. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I read plenty about Haeinsa and felt compelled to go. Haeinsa is simply a must not miss when in Korea. The temple is not only filled with rich history, but it's nestled in a lush landscape (particularly in the fall) and the monks are very hospitable. From chanting in the temple to hiking, Haeinsa is a great place to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This famous temple is a must if you are in the Gayasan National Park area. As the matter of fact the hiking trails connect the temple with the local mountain peaks. We came via rental car and had to pay a fee at the Park gate. After parking near the temple complex the rest of the exploration is on foot.... More 

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