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Review of Yakchunsa Temple

Yakchunsa Temple
Ranked #12 of 110 things to do in Seogwipo
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Take your time to explore the surroundings you feel the inspiration more and BTW the shop over there is reasonably priced

Visited October 2011
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“Stunning Buddist Temple with multiple floors to visit....”
Reviewed October 15, 2011

Sitting prominently on a hillside, there is no missing this huge Temple and it is one of the largest in the East.
There is a bit of steep walk from the carpark to the Temple complex and we rewarded ourselves with a drink from the spring well on one side of the grounds.

Consisting of a main hall with a Deities, sculptured side walls of Buddha, a large bell, a separate Pagoda, Monks quarters and three or four floors upstairs that can be accessed by visitors. These floors have many donations of precious metal statues and from up here there are excellent views of the main hall.

It is prudent not to use the main entry into the big hall, as there are clear warnings in many languages not to so out of respect. Also shoes must be taken off before using the side entries on either side of the main doors. A group of hapless visitors ignored these signs and were promptly told off and hustled out to use the side doors.

Money donations are accepted either for the upkeep of the Temple or for incense and candles.
While we were there we had three or four Monks chanting and offering up to Buddha and it was very serene to hear it from upstairs while overlooking the main hall.

The grounds are well maintained with a couple of restrooms around the complex, a cafeteria and Temple stays are available too.

Enjoy your visit!

Visited September 2011
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“One of Asia's largest Buddhist temples”
Reviewed November 8, 2010

Yakcheonsa Temple is thought to be Asia’s largest Buddhist temple. The main temple has one storey below ground and five stories above, with a floor area of more than 175 sq m and a ceiling height of 29 metres. The Main Hall has 18,000 Buddha statues, and receives many worshippers for its medicinal waters. Monks were praying and chanting when we were there - I liked it very much.

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