Religious Sites in Busan

Religious Sites in Busan, South Korea

Religious Sites in Busan

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  • Samantha B
    Berlin, Germany17 contributions
    I visited this temple during the golden hour and it was such a precious moment! Even though it is so close to the city it provides a very serene atmosphere. It does get chilly since it is quite high up. So make sure to have a jacket with you if you visit it during the Fall. Beomeosa is one of the temples inscribed in the Templestay program! For those without a car you can also reach the temple with public transportation. However, be prepared to walk a little!
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • Ninna157
    Jakarta11 contributions
    Easy to access from train stasiun, and not very far. Unfortunately, on weekdays, the mosque does not use. I mean, when we wanted to have maghrib pray, the mosque was close. So we prayed downstair, in the office/little hall. Big enough to have jamaah, but of course less small than the mosque. It's not our luck to see the inside of the mosque. But we were already very happy to find this place and met other muslim brothers in Busan. If you go to Busan on Friday, please go there, because they only have Friday pray for jamaah inside the mosque. Other than that, if you want to pray, just knock the door downstair, and they will welcome you happily.
    Written July 26, 2018
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  • Michael L
    Suncheon, South Korea199 contributions
    We rarely go past Nopo Station, but luckily our meditation teacher had his classes at Hong Beop Sa Temple. It's a very beautiful location, right in-between a village and the mountains. There's a temple stay there, too. The head monk is very open minded, and wanted to learn more about why foreigners were there to study meditation. The very large Buddha statue is worth the visit in of itself. There's a large football pitch, where foreign and local teams play. We had picnics there. Decent cafe at the temple, too. There's a free shuttle to and from Nopo Station, running every 15-30 minutes. You can catch it outside the station, and not at the bus station.
    Written October 2, 2019
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  • Christine H
    8 contributions
    Attended the Christmas mass in Korean. Couldn't understand what was said, but the singing and accompanying violins were ethereal.
    The church is uniquely asymmetrical, with a full slanted stained glass feature wall. Very calming and peaceful.
    Written December 25, 2016
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  • Danny R
    Buckhaven, UK21 contributions
    This Temple wasn't easy to find as it was just up a small entrance from a busy street. The entrance was quite very nice and we walked round the side to see the interior. There was a ceremony happening at the time so we didn't go in. Worth a wee visit if you are in that vicinity.
    Written March 7, 2020
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  • Catherine M
    Montreal, Canada369 contributions
    Beautiful place with a lot of history. Do not need a lot of time to do a visite. Easy to get to by metro.
    Written August 20, 2019
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  • Lynette W
    Bray Park, Australia159 contributions
    Lots of Natural stairs, Lots of ancient sculpures. This is an ancient but small temple. Very serene location. For hikers it s in part of a National Park. We went as tour group. Partake in the ancient tea ceremony, be taught the rituals and rules of this important tradition, before enjoying green tea and Korean rice cakes. Tea master wears traditional costume. There grounds have are several buildings and gardens. Very tranquil. Have to remove shoes to enter all buildings.
    Written May 24, 2018
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  • ANParish
    Busan, South Korea851 contributions
    Reviews we read online about Jangan Temple promised a huge, golden, reclining Buddha. Well, that's no longer truth. We looked and looked and even asked one of the staff members about it. They said we've confused this temple with another one. However, given that we'd seen many online reviews of the Buddha (all dated 2012 and earlier), we can only assume that it has been removed.
    That's OK! While Jangan Temple isn't necessarily a "must-see" if you're in Busan for a few days, it's a nice place to get away from the city, and it's not that hard to get to if you don't mind walking or waiting for the shuttle (in Korean, "maeul" or "마을") bus (Bus 9 from Gijang Sijang Station, among other stops) that comes by once every 45 minutes or so. We went in the fall - mid-November gets a little chilly, but still bearable. The display put on by leaves changing colors was a spectacular backdrop!
    If you're ever in eastern Busan (the Gi-jang area) and don't want to put up with the crowds at Hae-dong Yong-gung Temple, Jangansa is a nice alternative.
    Written November 23, 2017
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  • ㅈㅣㅇㄴㅣ
    Seoul, South Korea59 contributions
    One of the best temples in Korea I’ve been. Perhaps my pic can explain everything. Needless to say more. Idk why I haven't visited so far even though it was not my first time
    Written November 9, 2022
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