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“Autumn colours of the mountain”
Review of Beomeosa Temple

Beomeosa Temple
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Ranked #3 of 237 things to do in Busan
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

An easily accessible temple in the mountain, this place is a must-visit in Busan. The temple complex is surrounded by a number of peaks and the proximity of these peaks adds a significant colour to this place. In autumn, the place dances in wonderful colours of regal yellow to orange and golden red! And if that is not enough to dazzle you, the well-signed tracks through the forest will appease your sense of adventure. At least half a day can be readily spent here.

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

To get to Beomeosa Temple, take the main subway line number 1 to the Beomeosa Temple stop. Take exit 5 (not 7). Walk to the corner and up a short hill. About 200 meters up, be careful to not step on all the ladies selling their vegetables, you will come to a landing, this is the bus station. Take bus 90. It will take you right to the Temple ticket office. But there are no tickets, because it is free. You will then have a fairly good uphill walk before you reach the first temple building. Being on the grounds of this 1300 year old historic temple is inspiring. There was a lot of reconstruction going on, most done but still some undergoing remodeling, and the grounds, stone stairs, and landscape is all being redone, but this did not take away from the spectacular beauty of the grounds. It made it ore enjoyable. The architecture of all the buildings is gorgeous. It was a cool day when we visited, and the clear dry mountain air amongst the thick foliage and trees was refreshing. On the approach to the mountain, there is a building for Templestay where many people spend the day and night with the monks observing the Buddhist religion and teachings. Beyond this building is the winding dirt paths up the mountain. Sorry to say I was not that adventurous to climb the mountain. Had a wonderful conversation with an elderly Korean gentleman, who spoke great English. Just can not pass up history like that at the Beomeosa Temple.

3  Thank bob2bkk
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

A visit to this temple is not complete without walking up Geujeongsan Mountain. The temple is surrounded by mountain and it's beautiful in Autumn. There's a route on the left (facing temple) that leads up the mountain. It took us 1 hr 45 mins uphill to reach North Gate. Didn't go any further as weather was turning bad. It's easier to come down though.

We meet two very nice and friendly senior volunteers who gave us a tour and introduction of the temple in English. According to the volunteer, the temple serves excellent Bibimbap during lunch hour. Unfortunately, we were rushing to go up the mountain hence missed the free and good lunch.

Thank TS0187
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I don't remember the exact time I came here, but it was one of my first times to Busan and it was very memorable. I remember because I headed to the temple still wearing a suit I had been in from the day before, not realizing that Beomesoa was laced with trails leading high into the mountains! I ended up running into a very nice Korean couple who were backpacking; we ended up scaling the hill together, the husband of the couple carried my heavy coat for me and they shared their lunch. (The husband loaned me his chopsticks, and ate his with some twigs from a tree... I felt kind of bad but you really can't argue with the hospitality in these parts!) You get a really nice view of the beach from the top, so even if you don't run into the nicest couple in the world it's well worth an excursion. Just don't go in a business suit...

4  Thank Keith R
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

This iconic temple on Mount Geumjeongsan reflects 1300 years old history of Silla kingdom and the architectural splendour of Josean dynasty. The mountain is lush with woods, valleys and streams. Three ornamental gates one after the other lead to the main temple and the climb is quite steep. Besides pagodas and other living areas there is a huge prayer hall. I was there on a Sunday and the prayer hall was brimming with thousands of orderly Buddhist devotees. On the climb down are fresh water streams where hundreds of holidayers were cooling their heels. A must see day trip while in Busan.

3  Thank gopalakrishnan k
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