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The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist texts on woodblocks.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200, South Korea
+82 55-934-3000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Haeinsa Temple is home to the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks - the most complete collection of Buddhists texts on 81,350 woodblocks with over 52 million characters.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited Haeinsa from Seoul and I still think it was well worth the effort. The area and the temple itself are very beautiful and it is rather easy to get there. There's also good trails for hiking nearby.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AnttilaKarri
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

This is an easy day trip from Daegu if you don't want to do a temple stay. First go to the tourist info and get the time schedule for the bus. They are very helpful. From the subway stop, you go back around the elevator...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank kdnm
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful temple up in the mountains. The temple is exeptional. The Tripicata is recognised as UNESCO world heritage.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank wouterspatty
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

A temple with 1200 years history is part of the World Heritage with his storage hall of the Tripitaka Koreana. It’s a shame the 80.000 wood blocks cannot be accessed from close distance.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed October 28, 2018

It is a UNESCO Heritage site. I stayed there through temple stay in first week of May 2016. There was a tea with monk session. Meals are free but you are expected to donate something on the drop box. The view around the temple is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mornings6
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We managed to see all 3 jewels of temples in South Korea - Tongdosa near Busan that represents the Buddha because it houses the Buddha's sariras; Haeinsa near Daegu that represents the dharma because it houses the 80,000 wooden blocks of Tripitaka Koreana; and Songgwangsa...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pchu
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We did a one night temple stay at Haeinsa and were utterly disappointed. It was a commercial exercise where several of us were accommodated in tiny ensuite rooms. We were herded around like school children in single file to the temple where we witnessed some...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Prasanna59
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

I attended the regular week-end templestay program, I expected much better from the templestay : The monk was not speaking English. A translator was trying to translate but the monk kept interrupting her, showing no form of respect ! The food was exactly the same...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank chevaliera
Reviewed May 9, 2018

It is easy to get by bus here. You have every 40 minutes a bus. The bus station at Haeinsa is exactly 1.2km away from the temple and is a easy 15 minutes walk. The bus station is on the main street (Gayasan road), where...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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September 5, 2016|
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Response from 888Chin | Reviewed this property |
You can see the Tripitaka from distance. More than 5 meter. 2 sample of Tripitaka show in close distance. Don't expect to see thousand of Tripitaka. Personally, I don't think worth it to visit. You can see the replica of... More
Anne B
February 22, 2015|
Response from Brockenhagen | Reviewed this property |
We've not yet done a temple stay, but my understanding is privacy and comfort shouldn't be expected. I've heard it can be an amazing experience, but as the parent of younger children, it's something we haven't yet... More