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Review of Jogyesa Temple

Jogyesa Temple
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This beautiful, colorful temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea. Equally lovely is the courtyard, which is filled with vibrant lanterns and trees more than 500 years old.
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This Temple really didn't stand out for me. My first thoughts when I got there was 'is this it??' I was quite disappointed. The Bhuddas were nice but theres not much to this temple... I think I spent around 10 minutes there and left...
It's easy to get to and find though.

Thank JJCC_10
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was a beautiful temple. There were many people at the temple and the building and the Buddhas were well maintained and colorful. There was so much to look at and the place was very interesting. There was a relic stupa in the courtyard and a pretty bell pavilion where the bell is rung two times a day.

Thank jelico8
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is the headquarters of the largest Buddhist sect in Korea. The temple is very impressive and it has been recently come out of a two-year renovation project. The temple grounds usually offer something of interest and it is definitely a place to check out during New Year's and Buddha's Birthday. On other days, it can offer a nice respite from downtown north Seoul madness. The temple itself is fairly modest since there is only two traditional buildings with the main hall only worth checking out. There are some modern buildings next to it that house the Buddhist bureaucrats and some modern auditoriums.

Thank TomCoyner
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Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

rather than visiting this place just for this place, just choose this as a bonus stopby when visiting insadong.

the KTO is nearby so try the hanbok there too~

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

An amazing temple! I've never seen so much gold in one place!! I very much liked that we got to visit a temple that is currently in use. Being able to see ritual happening was special.

Thank brendalikestotravel
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