Sinheungsa Temple
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Gene P
San Fernando, Philippines648 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The temple is in the upper part and middle of the park. It is well crafted and made of wood. The design both externally and inside is intricate and detailed with dragons, praying priest illustrations and symbols. Inside there was an ongoing monk praying hence we just peered and observed the prayers. A good place for meditation and prayers.
Written January 4, 2020
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Zolike78
New Westminster, Canada304 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Very beautiful location, unfortunately too crowded exactly because of this. Crowds galore waiting for their turn at the cable car, and lots of people disrespectful by not keeping quiet. Lots of nice trails from here. Was really beautiful with the autumn foliage.
Written November 24, 2023
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GlobalTraRip
92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
A beautiful temple set in the base of a mountain surrounded by nature. An excellent day trip for temple enthusiasts or just those looking for a relaxing adventure at a glimpse into culture.
Written November 7, 2020
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tjys
Mons, Belgium169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
First the good. It's easy to find but you must drive there. I noted that there is a bus stop but I didn't note a bus stopping there for the 30 minutes we stopped to eat. The Temple has an interesting history which is told through Korean or English. I was delighted to learn much about the Temple. The monks offers a free bowl of rice noodles for all visitors and they are pretty good! Now the downside. It is a large Temple so there will be a lot of walking. I didn't mind it but if you go on the weekend, which we did, get ready for a lot of pushing and shoving by the other visitors.
Written January 25, 2018
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Mark
Dover, DE134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
The first thing to do after entering Seoraksan National Park is to get your tickets for the cable car. If you wind up having to wait (like we did) then take a quick stroll to Sinheungsa Temple while you wait. This temple is pretty close to the entrance to the National Park - about a 10 min walk - and offers some amazing views of the mountain. I've seen quite a few Buddhist Temples in Korea but this one had a uniqueness to it as it felt a bit older and wasn't as restored as some other ones. Bring a wide angle lens to capture the temple and background.
Written October 27, 2016
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CarolienBAC
Leuven, Belgium8,264 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
This temple is situated right close to the entrance of Seoraksan National Park and is definitely worth a visit. The road to the temple is an easy, accessible walk. On the way to the temple, you'll see a very big buddha statue. The temple is beautiful in itself, but the location, surrounded by the natural beauty of Seoraksan National Park is what makes it unforgettable-.
Written August 17, 2019
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Margareth T
Seoul, South Korea216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Old temple which is still good but it doesn’t have a big difference with another mountain temple in Korea
Written September 24, 2018
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GlobetrotterJ16
Seoul, South Korea2,030 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
I wouldn't say that Sinheungso temple is a destination in itself, it is a good add on when visiting Seoroksan National Park. The temple is not far from the main entrance of the park, in a peaceful area without many visitors, nearby a serene creek. It is a typical Korean temple with a few traditional buildings around. Good to visit, once there 10 min or so is sufficient.
Written July 3, 2018
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musikomusiko
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
It is right at the foot of the mountain so there is no reason to skip it on your way to hiking. It is quiet and cool - so perfect for taking a walk. There are lots of restaurants and coffee shops nearby (especially a tea house where they give a special tea free of charge - so try it). The temple itself is pretty much the same as other temples in Korea, nothing super special. You can make a 'temple stay' if you want to.
Written April 2, 2017
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Bob H
Mississauga, Canada17,997 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
The temple built by Jajangyulsa (590-658). It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times since. On the path to the temple is the The Great Unification Tongil Daebul Buddha of Shinheungsa which is 48ft high & weighs 108 ton gilt-bronze. Considered the oldest Zen Buddhist Temple in the world. You get a great view of the Buddha from the cable car used to go up to the Gwonkeumseong Fortress. Well worth a visit. Great photos! You can also donate a tile for Won10,000 and write your wishes on it.
Written June 30, 2016
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