Beomeosa Temple

Beomeosa Temple, Busan

Beomeosa Temple
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Jeremy Y
Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe95 contributions
A great visit
Apr 2021
The travel guide book I read describes Beomeosa as an “urban temple” so I was quite shocked to discover I would have to walk 3 km up a mountain from the metro station. Luckily the bus 90 will take you there. It is way worth the climb. The temple is beautiful and well maintained, set on a magnificent and green mountain. Very peaceful, one will forget the busy city just under
Written April 9, 2021
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Chris Ruggaluffagus
Yorktown, VA253 contributions
It’s not easy, but it’s worth it...
Oct 2020 • Friends
The hike isn’t easy for everyone, but it’s worth it.

Park for free at the bottom near main entrance and hike up to the temple and several hermitages and pavilions.

If you don’t like lots of stairs or inclines, pay the ₩3000 to drive up near the top. Plenty of restrooms on site. Beautiful area to take in nature and the majesty of the Temple. This place is a must see!!
Written October 9, 2020
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TravelerTrecker
Houston649 contributions
On of the main attractions of Busan
Sep 2019
This is a very fine Buddhist temple located in the hills around Busan. It is really nice in the fall because of the orange and red colors of the trees. It is a very peaceful place contrasting with the city of Busan. It is easy to walk around, it is very clean, and colorful.

To get there, you have to take the metro and stop at Beomeosa (line 1) and then look for the bus station which is located one block from the exit in direction to the hills. Then you take bus 90 and you are at temple in less than 10 minutes. To go back you do the same in reverse order. You can stop in one of the very nice coffee shops located close to the bus station for a cup pf coffee, tea, ice cream, and pastries.

You can spent one to two hours at the temple. Participate in their ceremonies. There are several, nice sanctuaries. It is not crowded.

There is no entrance fee.
Written May 27, 2020
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Bruce S
Taichung, Taiwan8 contributions
Beautiful temple with a fine hike
Feb 2020 • Couples
The grounds are very nice and the temple is interesting. You can stay there as a retreat. Behind the main temple is a long hike up to the top of the mountain behind. Take care on the stones going up and down.
Written February 12, 2020
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Lydia C
New York City, NY8 contributions
Overnight Templestay
Jan 2020
I did an overnight templestay at Beomeosa Temple (you can make a reservation on their website). It was a good mini break from the city life with no-meat food, 108 prostrations, early morning hike etc.. A lot of older people come here to go on hikes early in the morning. The temple is also very accessible to public transportation with Bus#90 and Line #1.
Written January 13, 2020
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eduluck
Quito, Ecuador31 contributions
Nice and great Temple
Oct 2019
Located up in the mountains. The building have been destroyed and rebuilt many times since they were founded en 678
Written December 14, 2019
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NgTT88
Singapore, Singapore60 contributions
Temple with serene atmosphere
Nov 2019
Conveniently located with options of walking from Beomosa subway station or taking bus 90 to the temple at Won1300 per adult.
The peaceful and calm atmosphere at entrance was soothing with lots of vegetation.
Well maintained park and a nice walk along the main path passing decorative gates to the main temple. Visitors can participate in prayers at temple too.
Worth to donate a tile for the temple upkeep with your wishes, name written on the tile at Won10,000 a tile.
A spring water flow at temple is cooling and drinkable.
Not crowded as the spacious compound with surrounding hills suitable/popular for hiking as well. A well worthy visit amongst the Temples of Korea👍👍👍
Written November 26, 2019
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Angie
Shah Alam, Malaysia39 contributions
Spacious temple
Oct 2019
Went end of October but trees are still mostly green. Interesting 600 year old fertile female Gingko trees with lots of Gingko fruits. Nice walk uphill.
Written November 8, 2019
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Eowynwanderlust
19 contributions
Super turisty
Oct 2019 • Couples
The temple is ok, like many other korean temples but it gets very crowded. The setting is beautiful and hiking to the diffent hermitages is even better than the temple itself in my opinion
Written October 29, 2019
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ShireAlan
Sydney, Australia166 contributions
Good Day Out
Oct 2019
Caught metro then the 90 bus. we went on Sunday and lots of walkers. We planned on seeing temple and then walk up to north gate. The walk was strenuous but picturesque.
When we reached gate we saw people on top of mountain and decided to walk part way and before we knew it we were nearly at top and then went all way. It was worth it has it has 360 degree views. Definitely recommend walk to top it took 4 hours there and back from temple.
Written October 25, 2019
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