Jeondeungsa Temple
Jeondeungsa Temple
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
JeondeungsaThe oldest temple in this historical region … Jeondeungsa Temple is located on Ganghwa Island, which has been a historically significant place from the time of ancient Joseon (i.e. the birth of the Korean people), until the present day. So naturally, the atmosphere is quite different than other places as you make your way up to the temple. After you get out of your car and start to make your way up the mountain, you’ll notice that it’s totally encircled by a fortress. This is the Samnang Fortress, which was designed to help protect the land from foreign invaders. You should pass through the fortress gate to enter the temple, as these days the entrance to the temple is actually what was once the old fortress gate.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,400 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Jeondeungsa Temple, built originally during the Goryeo Dynasty, is a scenic temple located within the Samransang Fortress (only the rebuilt gate stands where it once stood). Daeungbojeon Hall and the other ten or so structures in the temple grounds are all picturesque blending in well with the greenery. A weekday visit probably would have been more peaceful as it had a decent amount of visitors on a Saturday.
Written August 22, 2020
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Jake Aller
Alexandria, VA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
a classic old temple in Gangwha Island not far from Manisan. this is a temple stay temple and I intend to do that one of these days. it is not too far from the airport but a bit far for a overlay doable if you are staying near the airport or in Seoul. there are buses from the airport to Ganghwa then local buses or taxies.
Written January 27, 2020
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CrisPini40
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
I chose to do the "free-style" relaxing 1 night/2days templestay in this temple. You can also do longer ones and more organised ones. The temple ground area is quite big and lies on a tree covered hill which is great for walks or quiet contemplation. The place is quite busy with visitors during the day, but quiets down after 6pm. I had a room with bathroom and hot shower to myself for which I paid 60'000 won.You sleep on the floor with various korean style mats. The vegetarian food I had in the canteen together with the with my interpreter and other employees of the temple. My guide/interpreter showed me briefly around and taught me the bowing ritual. In the morning I attended the 4-30 am chanting and bowing ceremony for half hour. Breakfast was at 6am. After that I was free to do what I wanted. At 9 am was a chat with a monk over tea. The temple can be reached via public bus transport from Seoul Sinchon. First you take bus M6117 to Gimpo transfer center then take bus 60-2 or bus 700 to Onsuri bus stop. You then need to walk for about 20 minutes to reach the temple grounds. On the way there are lots of cafes and tourist shops. Also inside the temple grounds is a cashpoint in case you need money !! It is quite a commercial place during the day, but also very beautiful and relaxing in the evening. I really enjoyed my stay here getting a tiny insight into temple life in Korea.
Written May 20, 2015
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walkingwordsmith
Ottawa, Canada20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
I did the one-night temple stay, which was absolutely worth it and I would consider going again for longer. Our group did have several children which made it a bit difficult to concentrate, and as our group was mainly Korean, all English speakers were given small headsets for a translator to talk through.
The temple itself was beautiful and the rooms were clean - though you will be sleeping on the floor. The food included was delicious, and the activities made even the 4am wake up call seem less difficult.
Highly recommended! Our translator was lovely, though when he wasn't around we were left in the lurch as no one tried to help up or show us what to do.
Written May 17, 2016
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Brighton H
Singapore, Singapore137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
Booked a van on a Paju (near DMZ)---> Jeondeungsa Temple ---> Ganghwa-do tour....

Saw banners there on temple stays as well...

Beautiful 15min walk uphill to reach the temple.

No words can describe how i felt... See pictures attached... =D
Written December 12, 2013
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CanisHan
Seoul, South Korea24,002 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
C1 ( 2013.06.03 )
There was a old temple with beautiful landscape. This temple was not big, not small, and had history about 1,300 years old. The overall shape and appearance was not unusual, but main sanctum was unique. Modern form of internal facilities andmModern paintings on the wall was interesting. If you want to feel the atmosphere of a quiet Buddhist in Korea,make sure to visit
Written June 4, 2013
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melmagnus
Silver Spring, MD106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Family
We took the $10 two hour tour of the nearby temple just to get out of the airport and see something of the country. It wasd a wonderful little trip. The van was clean and comfortable with a nice guide. The temple was colorful and quite interesting, especially with the explanations. Well worth the time and a bargain for the price.
Written April 20, 2013
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Dave H
Singapore, Singapore132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was one of the best Buddhist temples I’ve seen in Korea. Large grounds and lots of buildings in a beautiful valley. It also offers temple stays.
Written February 2, 2020
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Margaret B
Greenbelt, MD735 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
Amazing temple surrounded by gardens and other buildings. We visited in September when the weather was lovely and enjoyed walking around the grounds. Traditional Korean site. Not crowded. Lovely coffee house on the grounds where we stopped afterward.
Written September 23, 2015
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nsaxena
Atlanta, GA101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
One must go for it. It is one of the Korean traditional cultural places.
It has a garden as well where you will find various colorful flowers and trees.
Very nominal entrance fee.
Written May 19, 2015
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