Yonggungsa Temple

Yonggungsa Temple, Incheon

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jake a
Incheon, South Korea10 contributions
Jun 2021
old temple on Yeougjondo near the airport. Nice old gingko tree in front. interesting story about the legendary founding of the temple by a fisherman who aught a fish who told him to build a temple.
Written June 3, 2021
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Jake Aller
Alexandria, VA20 contributions
Feb 2019
Yongugunsa temple is one of the oldest temples in Korea. It is part of the Baekrangsan mountain park - see my review) and you can walk down to it or you can walk up to the mountain peak and down the other end to Unseo station and back to the airport.. Total time would take about 4 hours so it is doable as a lay over. taxi from Unseo station would be about 10 dollars.
Written January 27, 2020
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ihuber
Kelowna, Canada25 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Temples aren’t usually located on the ocean we were told but this temple is right on the ocean nestled in a bit of steep terrain. It’s really picturesque. You get to it by walking through a lane of outdoor stalls featuring different things- especially unusual food. Then it’s through a lane of horoscope statues. You can pick out what sign you belong to. Be aware that getting to the temple involves many steep steps that were made for people with small feet and that there are many people to navigate through at the same time. That said, it is totally worth your time as the place is lovely and has several places to explore.
Written March 28, 2019
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Jet4worknplay
Singapore, Singapore573 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
It is relatively easy to get here from Haendae Beach. We took a 25min bus ride (Bus 100) from outside our hotel Novotel Ambassador Haeundae to the Fisheries building outside the temple. It was then a 10-15min walk from the main road to the temple. We did take a taxi back afterwards which costs us USD11. Outside the temple entrance there is a small food n souvenir market. Got my chance to try Hotteok pancake there n ‘ironed’ on grill dried squid! There are lots of steps going down to the shore area where the temple is located by the sea. I don’t recall seeing wheelchair access paths. The view of the temple from the shore is gorgeous and a great spot for photos. There were also people tossing coins into the wishing fountain area. Overall an interesting and picturesque place to spend 2-3hrs here. The Lotte Premium Outlets is just one bus stop before the Fisheries building stop so you can tie your visit with a visit there too. There are taxis from the temple to there if u prefer.
Written April 16, 2018
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Travel Beyond
Honolulu, HI282 contributions
Feb 2018
This is a beautiful area to spend the morning or afternoon just walking around and taking pictures. Very relaxing.
Written March 21, 2018
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Kymixx
Manila, Philippines176 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
A nice temple on a small hill. It was autumn and my toddler loved walking on the fallen leaves.

As for the 1 hour transit tour:
It's 20 minutes to and from the airport. You'll have 15-20 minutes to spend here. Recommended for short layovers.
Written December 5, 2017
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Ngoc Anh
Hanoi, Vietnam89 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
It's a small temple surrounded by trees on the top of a small hill.
We went there at about 7:30am so it's very fresh, quiet and relax. We visited it in about 15 minutes.
There is not much to see but still much better than stay at the airport waiting for next fly.
Written November 13, 2017
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Daydream612655
3 contributions
Oct 2016 • Business
Can't complain it's free and it is a small little temple near the airport. Worthwhile if you have a few hours to spare and Beats seating in a terminal waiting
Written October 23, 2016
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Charizza Rhea A
96 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
I had a 12 hr lay over in Incheon Airport and decided to take their free transit tour and it went Amazing! It's free and totally a wonderful experience. The temple was peaceful, very neat. Tour guides speak English well and are very friendly. I learned a lot in just few minutes. You can take Instagramable pictures but you have to be control your noise as the place is solemn. What amazed me the most is the tree that is over a thousand years old. It's a MUST- visit place.
Written September 12, 2016
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BigFunk
Denver, CO92 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
My family and I had a 5 hour layover at Incheon. We discovered the Korean Transit Tours (which are free and very in variety and length). Since we were limited on time we took the 1 hour tour to Yonggungsa Temple in Incheon. TIP: you should sign up in advance to get on these tours, can do so via web). The tour was easy to get find - they have kiosks throughout the airport. The tour company takes care of the bus and guide for you. They run right on time. The guide spoke terrific English. Since it was a bit of a drive there we only got to spend 15 minutes at the temple. But the guide did a great job and even my kids enjoyed it. It was a great escape from the airport. Highly recommended to look into this and other tours offered.
Written August 23, 2015
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