Seoknamsa Temple

Seoknamsa Temple, Ulsan

Seoknamsa Temple
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1064, Deokhyeon-riSangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan 689-823 South Korea
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Runn mom
Beijing, China134 contributions
Family
A very nice place to get away from the city rush! I've been in all seasons but my favorite is the fall with the turning leaves.
Written January 26, 2014
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Jason Teale
Ulsan, South Korea158 contributions
A beautiful temple and a wonderful way to spend a fall afternoon or escape from the heat in the summer. Seoknamsa has a beautiful tree-lined walk up to the main temple. From there, you will see and hear a wonderful waterfall.

This temple is located in a wonderful area that now has a few coffee shops and sits at the foot of Gaji Mountain. There are a few restaurants in the parking lot by the temple entrance and just down the road there are a few places to pick up some delicious apples.
Written September 18, 2020
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pikici
Seoul, South Korea23 contributions
Solo
Seoknamsa Temple is located in Gajisan Mountain. Gajisan Mountain used to be called as Seokansan Mountain. Since the temple is located on the south of the mountain, the temple is called Seoknamsa; ‘nam’ means south in Korean.

The temple was first built in 824 AD and has been destroyed and restored throughout many centuries. Currently, the temple is well known as a biggest monastery for female monks in Korea.

Take bus no. 807 from Ulsan KTX Station. It takes about 20 minutes. If you have a car, there is a big parking lot, and it only costs 2,000 won for one day. Also, there is an entrance fee to enter the temple: 1,700 won for an adult, 1,300 won for a middle/high school student and 1,000 won for an elementary student.

The best part is a path to the temple. It’s like a long tunnel surrounded by big trees. You can heal yourself with fresh air.

After 20 minutes of walk, you can reach the temple. Inside, there are about 30 different size buildings where female monks and Buddhists train or pray. Also, there are old stone pagodas here and there to better understand the history.

If you want to heal yourself from Korea’s wonderful nature and experience Korean temple life, I strongly recommend Seoknamsa Temple.
Written July 19, 2018
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Explore580064
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Beautiful temple. A nice walk and a great place to go and see and just "be". There are monks at the temple and they are friendly respectful. Enjoyed having "quiet time". A great place to reflect. Located outside the city.
Written December 31, 2019
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Stephen Smith
Cheadle Hulme, UK77 contributions
Solo
Generally when you have seen one temple, you've seen them all. This temple is worth the visit because of its location. There is access to the mount Gaji trail, but is hard going and not the best signed, you can easily follow the wrong path. Take the 807 bus from Eonyang.
Written August 13, 2016
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vivek_kool
Singapore, Singapore755 contributions
This place offers a great trek to reach and peace and tranquality welcomes you once you arrive the temple.Their is bus service also available from Ulsan.
Written April 29, 2016
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Jason Teale
Ulsan, South Korea158 contributions
Couples
Perfect for a nice fall walk. This temple located just outside of Eonyang in the Yeongnam Alps is a great to spend an after noon. Buses leave from Ulsan and Eonyang daily.

While the temple itself is small compared to the others in the area like Unmunsa and Tongdosa, Seoknamsa is still worth the visit. It should be noted that you have to pay to get into the temple at the booth by the road, so have a few chon-won with you.

Also, check out the rest stop just outside of the temple. There are tons of goodies to be had there. I highly recommend picking up some apples before you go.
Written March 15, 2016
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Andrew H
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar74 contributions
Solo
An excellent place to visit, beautiful scenery and good example of an old Temple complex. Good nearby parking, although a bit of a walk to the temple. One of many places to visit in the Yeongnam alps.
Written February 15, 2016
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JoneSigvart
Hua Hin, Thailand183 contributions
Friends
I am actually not that keen on Temples but I must say this is an impressive Temple. It is very peaceful to walk around and look at the nice area and buildings. Well worth a visit.
Written December 15, 2015
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