Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Busan
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Busan - Address, Phone Number
Address: 416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 04:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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About Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Busan
Located on the northeast coast of Busan, this temple is the southernmost temple of South Korea. It is also considered as one of the three sacred places of Goddess Buddha. Its uniqueness is its location as most of the temples of Busan are located on the top of mountain, whereas Haedong Yonggungsa temple is right in front of the sea. This temple was built by the great Buddhist teacher, Naong in 1376, during Goryeo dynasty.
Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave) and a three-story pagoda with four lions is the overall structure of the temple. Other feature of the temple to watch out is 108 steps. These steps add up the beauty of the temple. While moving down the steps, you can stop mid way and watch the beautiful sunrise (if you are going early morning).
It is best to come in the month of April, when the birth of Buddha is celebrated. The entire temple is lit up with electrically lit lanterns.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Information
- Early morning is the best time to avoid crowds.
- Bring water and good walking shoes.
- Parking facility available.
- Pets are allowed.
- Interpretation service is not offered.
- Best time to visit the temple is in April when Buddha’s birthday is being celebrated.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Ticket Prices
- For car parking – 2,000 won and For buses – 5,000 won.
How To reach Haedong Yonggungsa Temple by Public Transport
- Haeundae station, Busan station line 2, exit 7
- Take Bus 181 and get off at Yonggungsa Temple
Restaurants Near Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
- Yeongbyeon Fwaet-jip
- Irya Irya
- High Bistro
- Maksseoreopaneun Hoetjip
- Busan Hoetjip
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