Doseonsa Temple
Doseonsa Temple
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vamsally
Seattle, WA714 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012
I have visited many different temples in Korea and although the best ones are in the mountains of southeast, I would visit this one if you want to experience little bit of great experience within Seoul. Many of temples in Seoul are within the city so it is hard to experience the old feeling...temples in the mountains.
Doseonsa is different. It is far up in the mountain of Bukhansan. Climb from below to up is a bit difficult so if you do not wish to hike, highly recomen taking taxi up and walking down.
also, dont forget to enjoy a cup of traditional tea near the entrance to the temple!
Written May 30, 2013
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Yappas
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Trying to get information on how to get there was an adventure in itself.
So -- i thought i'd share with you.
Before that, why would you choose this?
It would be a gorgeous trip if in fall or early spring when the leaves turn. The sky was hazy in early summer -- but the sojourn is still worth it. There are steps to get to the temple complex itself..so if you have a bung knee, be wary. Bring water and a hat.

Ok directions.
(a) The fastest way. Difficulty level is 4 out of 5.
If you are in Seoul itself, take the Subway Line No. 4 from Seoul Station or City Hall Station. Alight at Suyu Station. Exit and get into Bus 120. Ask the bus driver where to get off for Doseonsa. It is the last stop. They make pre-recorded English announcements on the bus anyway. Tip: you should be heading towards the hills as a general direction.
At foot of Doseonsa, get out of the Blue Bus, cross the street where you can see Red Bus (see attached photo). This is the complimentary bus up to the peak. You can walk. It is approx 2.5 km uphill. But why walk when there is more walking one you get there?
This trip will take you door to door 35 mins.
Your difficulty here is locating the proper bus stop for Bus No 120.

(b) The easiest but slower way. Difficulty level is 1 out of 5.
If you are in Seoul itself, take the Subway Line No. 4 from Seoul Station or City Hall Station. Alight at Sungshin Womens Uni Station. Look for bus stop number 8 for bus no, 109. Ask bus driver if he is going to Doseonsa as there are 109s going both ways.
It is the last stop. They make pre-recorded English announcements on the bus anyway. Tip: you should be heading towards the hills as a general direction.
At foot of Doseonsa, get out of the Blue Bus, cross the street where you can see Red Bus (see attached photo). This is the complimentary bus up to the peak. You can walk. It is approx 2.5 km uphill. But why walk when there is more walking one you get there?
This trip will take you door to door 45 mins as it snakes through a couple of suburbs.

Wear flat shoes.
And when finished with your visit, take the red bus down to the main bus depot and cross back to where the blue buses "live" and take the bus back to where you want to go. I took 120 back to Suyu for lunch and coffee. There is plenty to see at Suyu.
Written June 19, 2017
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Joao A
25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Specially in winter with snow around it is magic, and is a great place all the time to relax. Good walk and hiking activity
Written October 21, 2019
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MJ Lua
39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
This place is a pleasant find after we came
down from Baegundae peak. There is a mediation area in front of the stone Buddha craving. Do note that there is a free hourly shuttle bus for the temple visitors. Unsure if it’s available for hikers but the 20-30min return walk to the city is on a downslope, so it’s still bearable if you have sore legs after the hike. Nothing much over there other than peace and tranquility.
Written December 8, 2019
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Ldhooge
Weelde, Belgium165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We accidently stumbled upon this temple when hiking down from Baegudae peak in the Bukhansan park. It's a fairly big temple with beautiful decorations. It's a long way from the city center but accessible with public transport and a 40min walk or shuttle bus.
Written June 1, 2018
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Se0ulist
Istanbul, Türkiye310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
Here is a temple high up a mountain , temple arranges shuttle bus to take the visitors from the station. Rock carved Buddha has big importance for the Buddhist and there is a peaceful meditation area in front of the Buddha.
Written September 27, 2016
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Oleg Gerasimchuk
Seoul, South Korea596 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Absolutely loved the temple. Didn't expect it to be so refreshing and windy in hot Korean summer. And the mountain creeks around are very very cold even in summer, just relaxing and cool. Absolutely recommend you to take a taxi from Suyu station because it is quite a hike.
Written August 12, 2015
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bobshot
Hong Kong, China414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
It has an excellent view and many different buildings, statue areas, and fountains. It's the best temple in Seoul. It's also at the base of the Baegundae hike on Bukhansan mountain as well as near Ui-dong, a popular mountain area with outdoor restaurants.
Written March 8, 2015
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