Haedong Yonggungsa TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: 416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea
- Timings: 04:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +82-517227744
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Busan itinerary 1 day.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
- For car parking – 2,000 won and For buses – 5,000 won.
How to Reach Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
- Haeundae station, Busan station line 2, exit 7
- Take Bus 181 and get off at Yonggungsa Temple
- Yeongbyeon Fwaet-jip
- Irya Irya
- High Bistro
- Maksseoreopaneun Hoetjip
- Busan Hoetjip
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83.59% of people who visit Busan include Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in their plan
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34.43% of people start their Haedong Yonggungsa Temple visit around 06 AM - 07 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
92.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Haedong Yonggungsa Temple