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Peaceful half-day from Busan

We left the Busan Tower area at 7:15 am and were back by 11 am - an easy half-day activity. Not... read more

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This temple was the highlight of our Busan visit. You can reach after taking the Geumgang Cable... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We left the Busan Tower area at 7:15 am and were back by 11 am - an easy half-day activity. Not sure why everyone says it‘s so hard to get to. We took subway line 1 to Dondae, then took bus 46. Just put Seokbulsa...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank laurashoffnung
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple was the highlight of our Busan visit. You can reach after taking the Geumgang Cable Car, but there is also a bus stop not to far away from the temple. We took the cable car and had a hard time finding the temple....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarolienBAC
Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

This temple is very hard to get to. We took the metro and then we hiked for a good 1h before we got there and the path is not an easy one. Since the temple is on top of a mountain, the hike is straight...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank catherinemV8078ID
Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Firstly, we came here by car and the journey up was quite something. Basically just keep going until you can’t go no further! It will mean going up some rather steep roads but there is a small car park at the top (just a level...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lottelli
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Nice relaxing place for worship and scenery in Busan, Korea. Public bus transport at Won12,000 from outside Haeundae station to bus stop along main road from temple. Then a nice stroll to temple ground. Temple have simple route to main hall complex. Entrance is free...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank NgTT88
Reviewed August 11, 2018

My husband and I spent 6 long months working in South Korea. During our time off we often visit temples and this by far our favorite. It is a little difficult to locate, but not too bad considering we didn't know the language and were...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank ckleclau
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Seokbulsa is small but different than other temples in Busan due to the huge stone carvings behind the temple. Certainly worth checking out. You can come most of the way by vehicle or you can hike from the Fortress if you want to combine the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Tammy2124
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

The most beautiful temple I've seen in Korea! Most authentic and impressive compared to all those "mambo jambo" touristic temples. Worth the visit in Busan!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Sapir D
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

This place is seldom be mentioned in any guidebook in Asia. I just found this place accidentally through a news website. Before visiting this place, my husband n I found there r lots of routs to go to the temple on the internet. So we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank n21098
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

I visited the Seokbulsa temple with some friends and we were all impressed. We parked about 1km down the mountain across from a little cafe which was very nice, the owner provided amazing service. The hike up to the temple was a good little cardio...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank aaronm8587
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cheryl d
April 7, 2018|
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Response from aaronm8587 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking within about 5-10 minutes from the main entrance. My friends and I parked farther away and enjoyed the hike. We parked at the coffee shop on the left going up the mountain. It was good coffee also with a... More
August 28, 2016|
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Response from Zelikin | Reviewed this property |
yeah it's not easy. we walked all the way down to the highway and got a cab - which can easily be an hour walk if not more. perhaps get a phone No and order a cab - might work ?
Thomas B
July 4, 2015|
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Response from love2knit23 | Reviewed this property |
You should check out Haedong Yonggungsa (해동용궁사) Temple if you have time! It's a gorgeous large temple by the sea. I was actually more impressed with this temple than I was by Seokbulsa but since it is more popular there... More